STEPHENVILLE - Donna Beth (Carpenter) Heard walked through heaven’s gates on Thursday morning, Aug. 27, 2020.


Donna was the first baby born in 1957 in Stephenville, TX on Jan. 4, 1957 to William Donald Carpenter and Bobbie Beth (Salmon) Carpenter.


Donna is survived by: husband Justin Heard, son Chad McElwrath (Julie McElwrath) of Waco, TX, granddaughter Christina Raley of Waco, TX, mom Bobbie Gross of Waco, TX, sisters Becky Carpenter of Waco, Margaret Carpenter (Farel Williams) of Hamilton, TX, Linda Rannals (RD Rannals) of Waco, TX, nephew Andy Miller, nieces Missy Waugh, Brandy Rannals and T’awna Free, and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


She also had a precious fur baby named Bruno who is missing her greatly already.


She was preceded in death by her daddy Don Carpenter, step-dad Benny Blankenship, step-dad Chuck Gross, son JT McElwrath, nephews Timmy Cunningham and Eric Cunningham, niece Kaci Rannals, and all grandparents.


Donna was cremated and a memorial service will be held at Old West Cowboy Church in Robinson, TX (Waco) at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3, 2020.


The family has requested that in lieu of flowers a memorial be made in Donna’s name to American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, COPD Foundation or a charity of your choice.