Donna J. McNeal, 73, Denver, formerly of Hays, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Denver Health Medical Center.

She was born July 2, 1946, in Sutton, Neb., to Max and Jessie (Mitchell) Jacobson.

She married Roger McNeal. He preceded her in death in 1985. She worked at JBS in Grand Island, Neb., and Insurance Planning, Inc. in Hays.

She enjoyed working in her flower beds, feeding the squirrels and rabbits, the Rocky Mountains, playing slot machines, and cooking. Her family brought great joy into her life and she enjoyed family reunions and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim Barnes, Hays, and Terri McNeal, Denver; four brothers, Mike Jacobson and wife, Julie, Lyle Jacobson and wife, Marsha, Myron Jacobson and wife, Donna, and Allen Jacobson and wife, Michelle; two sisters, Dee Rollins and husband, Raymond, and Brenda Phillips; 10 grandchildren, Shane McNeal, Jason McNeal, Alex McNeal, Hayley Barnes, Jesse Barnes, John Barnes, Brandi Barnes, Bailey Barnes, Derrick McNeal and Sierra McNeal; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Scott McNeal; a son-in-law; Steve Barnes, and a brother, Charles Jacobson.

A private family burial will be in Mount Allen Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Cancer Council of Ellis County in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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