Skip to content

West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Donna Jean Lambert, 83, daughter of the late Cecil Lambe and Rose Ann (Verplancke) Lambe, was born August 7, 1940 in Encampment, Wyoming and passed away January 3, 2024 in West Plains, Missouri.

Donna was married September 4, 1964 to Dale Peterson. Later in life she married Clifford Monroe Lambert, who preceded her in death in 1998.

She is survived by son, James Peterson, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Alvin Dee Lambe and wife Nancy, Willard, Missouri; two sisters, Norma Faye Knipple, Branson, Missouri, and Beverly Ann Neal, Viola, Arkansas; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and her church family and many friends.

She was a homemaker and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.



  1. Teresa Eldringhoff Romans
    January 5, 2024 @ 7:27 pm

    Family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Donna was a wonderful person. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Cecil and his girls dancing the night away. May she rest in peace.


  2. Dana Thomas
    January 6, 2024 @ 8:51 am

    You are finally at.peace. No more pain and with Jesus.
    Will miss you.


  3. Jennie Mangrum
    January 6, 2024 @ 9:47 am

    Her parents were great friends and neighbors to my parents Carl and Wanda Brown years ago ,Donna was always sweet and friendly with a smile when ever you met her,I prayer for her family at this sad time for comfort and peace


  4. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    January 6, 2024 @ 10:51 am

    The Lambert Families,

    My Mother, Ivene(Brickey)Cozort, was about 2 yrs. behind Donna in school and has fond memories of her. Also, my Mother and Father, Norris Cozort, help with the devotional services out at Pleasant Valley Manor on Sunday AM’s and enjoyed seeing Donna at the devotionals. Their very sorry about her passing and will be keeping all of you in their daily thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris & Ivene Cozort


  5. Darrell Jarman
    January 6, 2024 @ 5:46 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. I have many fond memories of our times at Pitts Grove (later riding the bus to Valley Star, and Glenwood), and being neighbors with Cecil, Rose and all the kids. May she rest in eternal peace.


  6. Debbie Hooker
    January 8, 2024 @ 7:39 pm

    Dear Beverly, I am sorry for your loss. I have memories of you, Donna, and your dad Cecil dancing on summer evenings. I know you must have many, many wonderful memories. I pray for comfort, and peace during this difficult time.


  7. Kelvin J Fine
    January 9, 2024 @ 7:55 am

    Jim and family. I got to know Donna through the Church and Jim. Donna was loving and kind. She loved God and her family. I grieve with you, yet rejoice that she is now in the presence of her heavenly Father


  8. Joyce Surface
    January 10, 2024 @ 7:00 am

    Sorry for your loss of Donna. She was asweet girl with always a smile.


  9. Eric Bowman
    January 10, 2024 @ 2:53 pm

    Sorry for your loss. We are remembering your family in prayer. Thank you for allowing us to serve such a fine lady.
    Your friends at Ozarks Healthcare Hospice.


    • Cheryl Finley
      January 17, 2024 @ 6:03 pm

      Beverly, so sorry to hear of the loss of Donna. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
      Bruce and Cheryl Finley


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *