Donna Mae Crow Gregg

April 21, 1930 ~ July 26, 2020

Donna Mae Crow Gregg


     Donna Mae Crow Gregg, 90, of Dexter, Missouri, was cherished by her family and treasured by her husband, Morris. She was kind, caring, and selfless. Donna was a rare and endearing combination of quiet strength, unassuming beauty, and timeless grace. She walked daily with Jesus and did her best to show his love to everyone around her.

      Donna went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born April 21, 1930, in Scotland, Arkansas.

      Left behind to cherish her memory is her devoted husband of 73 years, Morris Gregg. Theirs is a love story that began right after WWII with a chance meeting at the First Baptist Church in Parma, Missouri. Morris saw Donna there for the first time, and the rest is history. Their union in 1947 set the foundation for years of devotion and care.  After living in Kansas City, Parma, New Madrid, and Malden, Donna and Morris made their home in Dexter in 1964. Their marriage resulted in the births of four sons: Gary Gregg (Janice), Steven Gregg (Diane), Ronald Gregg (George), and Mark Gregg. Donna was a dedicated mother, and she loved her boys.

      In addition to her husband and four sons, Donna is survived by the best sister ever, Carolyn Landrum, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Even though they were eight years apart in age, they were incredibly dear to one another.  

      Donna’s eight grandchildren knew her as “Mimi”, and they adored her. They are Christine Gill (Brad), Seth Gregg (Sally), Daniel Gregg (Laura), Samuel Gregg (Julie), Catherine Pannell (Cody), Candice Randolph (Dillon), Tyler Gregg, and Chelsea Sterling (Michael). Donna’s four great-grandchildren, Scarlet Gregg, William Pannell, Rylie Gill, and Maxwell Gill, will hear many stories about her and wish they had known her more.

      She also leaves behind two sisters-in-law, Mildren Crow and Alice Crow, a nephew, David Crow, and four nieces, Judy Metheny (Ron), Susan Hatley, Melanie Crow, and Carmen Hoggard (Kevin).

      Donna worked as a Physical Education assistant for several years at Dexter Central Elementary School. After transitioning through several jobs, she eventually retired from Savings of America. With four boys at home, she became a wonderful cook. Donna also enjoyed reading and volunteering at First Baptist Church, where she was a member for over fifty years.

      The family would like to thank the administration and staff at Crowley Ridge Care Center and the staff at Preferred Hospice of Missouri for the care and attention they gave to Donna.

      Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Smith of First Baptist Church Dexter officiating. Burial will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.  

      The Gregg family requests that everyone wear a mask to the visitation and service.  Family and friends may share an online condolence or memories at  The family requests all memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 11 W Caster Street, Dexter, Missouri 63841.

      Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.

Webcast for Donna Gregg’s Service

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 11:00 a.m.