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Donelle Meyer

December 10, 2018 December 10, 2018
Donelle Meyer
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Obituary for Donelle Meyer

Donelle Meyer, age 78, of Ames, passed away on December 10, 2018 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Born in 1940 in Charleston, South Carolina, Donelle was the daughter of Murray and Grace (Caldwell) Sedgley. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1958. After graduation, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Donelle was united in marriage to Charles Meyer in 1964 in Muscatine, IA. Donelle was a Commercial Artist and worked on set design and on-screen graphics while working for WOI TV.

Her interest in Genealogy led her to become the historian for the Caldwell Family Association. She was a current member of the Story County Genealogy Society where she was a past-president. She was also a member of the Iowa Genealogy Society and Iowa Welsh Society. Donelle also taught Genealogy for Des Moines Area Community College. In her spare time, Donelle volunteered at the Family History Center in Ames.
Donelle is survived by her son Demian Bourne of Ames; a brother David (Mary Ellen) Sedgley of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Charles.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left for Donelle’s family at

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