Donna Jane Beason, 58, died on April 4, 2012 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Sunnybrook Church in Stillwater with Mr. David Chambers officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donna was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on October 3, 1953 to Donald Gene and Jane Ellen (Chambers) Randolph. She graduated from C.E. Donart/Stillwater High School. She went on to own One Cut Above and Merle Norman Cosmetics for 40 years. Donna married Tony Beason on September 14, 1996. She was previously married to Ronald William Peaden, with whom she had two daughters together, and was later widowed by Thomas Alvin Kirkwood. She was the former president of the Lady Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge. Donna was an avid bridge player, a lover of sports, mother to many, and a friend to all. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, loved traveling and watching old movies. Donna also worked with Vidal Sasoon, and competed in various hair competitions over the years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and Thomas Kirkwood.
She is survived by her husband, Tony Beason, of Stillwater, OK; daughters, Shana Peaden, Jessica Biddy (Andy); stepdaughter, Kathy Jo Robinson (Bret); stepson, Mike Kirkwood; four grandchildren, Sam Biddy, Zack Biddy, Thomas Robinson, and Shane Robinson; brothers, Jim (Lisa) Randolph, Delayne (Betsy) Randolph, and John (Dana) Randolph; and many more family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will include Richard Higgins, Noel Sumpter, Dennis Abernathy, Blaine Peters, Keith Lovell, Bob Alberson and Kirby Glasscock.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076, or the Lady Elks of Stillwater, 202 E. McElroy, Stillwater, OK 74075.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com .