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LaDonna K. (Sanson) Steffens

May 7, 1953 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 65)


LaDonna K. Steffens (nee Sanson), 65, of Washington, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Mercy Hospital. LaDonna was born in St. Louis on May 7, 1953, but soon moved to Labadie where she spent most of her childhood. She later moved to Washington, where she met and married Frank Steffens. LaDonna enjoyed her more than 20-year career as an Administrative Assistant to the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. When she wasn’t working, she loved to read, embroider and needle-point pillowcases, eat out at Rothschild’s, and made the best deviled eggs in the world.  Family was important to LaDonna and she adored time with her grandchildren.


A Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, 1206 Jefferson St., Washington, Missouri 63090. Interment will follow at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be on Monday, April 22, from 4 until 8 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church.


LaDonna is survived by her husband of thirty-seven years, Frank Steffens of Washington; two sons, Jeff Jasper and wife Elizabeth of Wentzville and Tracy Steffens and fiancée Tricia Huesgen of Linn; three siblings, Melonie Nance and husband Dennis of Washington, Bill Sanson and wife Cheryl of Villa Ridge, and Paul Wayne Pryor of Tennessee; five grandchildren, Sofia, Olivia, Josslynn, Claire, and Kennedy; two Yorkshire Terrier furbabies, Maddie and Missy; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Sanson and one Yorkshire Terrier furbaby, Mickey.

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April 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home
1206 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 604
Washington, MO 63090

Funeral Service
April 23, 2019

10:00 AM
Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home
1206 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 604
Washington, MO 63090

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