Donald J. Lyons

Donald J. Lyons, 87, Marion, died at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Marion. He was born in Gas City on November 15, 1930, to the late Lyman and Bessie B. (Hardacre) Lyons. On July 24, 1954, Donald married Margaret Earlene Stephenson, and they were happy to have celebrated 54 years of marriage just before she passed away on July 26, 2008.

Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from General Motors after 36 years of service. He was a member of Elks Country Club and attended Grace Community Church. Donald was an avid golfer and loved music, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Stephen (Laura) Lyons, Marion, and Kelly (Rick) Larimore, Converse; very special friend, Mary Lou Atkinson; and 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

His sister, Virginia Anderson, also preceded him in death.

Friends and family may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.

Donald's funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Park.

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