In loving memory of

Donna Kay Stych Conisbee
March 28, 1947 - December 31, 2021

LEWISVILLE, North Carolina - Donna Kay Stych Conisbee, 74, formerly of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to your local Humane Society. Condolences may be made through the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home at

Donna was born on March 28, 1947, in Muscatine, the daughter of George Albert and Alice Marie Bekker Stych. She married Sydney George Conisbee on February 1, 1989, in Barnet, England.

She graduated Muscatine High School and attended Muscatine Community College. She did office work for Bandag, Inc. and then moved to Chicago and worked for PAN AM Airways.

Donna enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Donna is survived by her husband Sydney Conisbee, step-son, Paul Conisbee and two step-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings (and spouses) Paul (Ellyn/deceased) Stych, Jeanette (Allan) Phillips, Maynard (Joyce) Stych, Keith (Nancy) Stych, Rosemary (Jim) Hollatz, Nancy (Tom) Young and Kenneth (Kim Anne) Stych. There are numerous nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and siblings George B. (Janet/deceased) Stych, Rita (Don/deceased) Phelps, Wayne (surviving spouse Luann) Stych, and Ron (surviving spouse Margaret) Stych.


Meryan Holman wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"Donna might have left us but she will always be remembered and live in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers go to her husband and all her family."

Julie and Tim Long wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"So sorry for the loss of your sister! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! My parents always spoke so lovingly about living next to the Stych family!! Love those stories!! "

Jean Eichelberger wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"Rosemary, you have my condolences on the passing of your sister. Sounds like she had a well traveled life. Jean Eichelberger "

Rosemary Ann Hollatz wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Donna was my older sister. The best thing she did for the family was to get her job at Pan Am. We all got our horizons broadened when we got to fly places with her and use her Pan Am passes worldwide. Donna will be missed by all of us. She died way too young."

Chris Rabbetts wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"I am so sorry for Donna's family. We were friends here in North Carolina. She was fun and smart. She is missed very much. Chris Rabbetts"