Donna Loper, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Alexandria. She was born May 13, 1941 in Alexandria. Donna retired as a mortgage processor and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jena, and former member of Highland Baptist Church of West Monroe. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Highland Baptist Church in West Monroe with the Revs. Skip Dean and Dominick Di- Carlo officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johny Loper in February of 2011; and a brother, Ronald J. Collins. Survivors include her son, John Loper and wife Martha; daughter, Donna Annette Howland and husband Paul; grandchildren, Mark Waltermire, Austin Loper, Miranda Howland, and Veronica Howland; adopted granddaughter, Margaret Coker and Paul; great grandchildren, Mark and Marissa Waltermire; adopted great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Cherokee Coker; and a brother, Donald R. Collins.