Donna Jane Langford-Ganley

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Donna Jane Ganley went into the presence of her Lord on Thursday morning, February 3, 2022, at approximately 3 a.m., at the Veranda of Pensacola, Florida. 

Born Donna Jane Barnett on March 6, 1923, in Clinton, DeWitt County, Ill., she was the only daughter of Frederick McClelland Barnett and Lillian May Poynter.  Donna’s mother died of birthing complications when Donna was 2 years old. She was then raised by her two aunts, Alberta R. Barnett and Mamie Jane Hall, in Hallsville, Ill.

Donna graduated from Kenney High School and attended Illinois State Normal University, where she met James Robert Langford.  They were married while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  They continued to move around the United States and Japan with Navy assignments, until retiring in 1965 to Pensacola, Fla. 

Following Cdr. (ret.) Langford’s death in 1986, Donna met and married Chief Petty Officer (ret.) Robert Ganley in 1992.  Both Donna and “Bob” were active in home groups, senior women’s groups, and musical/nursing home ministries at Liberty Christian Church.   Donna enjoyed homemaking, playing the piano and singing, and participating in various church activities. 

Donna is loved and survived by her daughters, Roberta Jane Jonkers and Barnett J. Langford; her grandchildren, Barbara Jane Quinn (Gary Quinn) and Brett James Lewellyn (Sibyl); her great-grandchildren,  Jordan Marks, Alexander Quinn (Brittney), Jacob Quinn, Connor Quinn, Kate Lewellyn, and Mallory Lewellyn, as well as five great-great-grand children. 

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, at Liberty Church on Blue Angel Parkway, followed by burial at Barrancas National Cemetery. 

Instead of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Liberty Church.