Donna C. Roper Memorial Fund

This fund is created to raise money to help cover the medical expenses of Donna Roper.  Donna passed in Colby Kansas on August 15th after being diagnosed with colon cancer.  Medicare will cover some of her expenses, but Donna did not have insurance and her estate will likely not be sufficient to cover all of the medical costs. 

Many of us will remember Donna as a prominant Plains archaeologist who devoted her life to her career.  She served the profession through numerous publications, reviews, and conference presentations.  She also served on the board of the Plains Anthropological Society, the Professional Archaeologists of Kansas and the Nebraska Association of Professional Archaeologists.  Donna never hesitated to volunteer her time to engage with the public on various topics in archaeology. A voracious reader, she was prepared to discuss almost any topic. but always insisted on adherence to professional standards.

Donna's passions extended to dogs, bird watching, and photography, the combination of which produced some amazing images.  She delighted in sharing these pictures  while recounting all of the details involved in getting the perfect shot. 

Your generous donation to this fund will be greatly appreciated. Donations will be applied first to  outstanding medical bills with the remainder used to establish an archaeological research fund in memory of Donna.

Please consider a donation if you are capable of giving.  Thank you.

Donations (0)

  • Mairee MacInnes 
    • $30 
    • 29 mos
  • Gary Robinson 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Sue Brown 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Patricia Treat 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Anne and Gary Leaf 
    • $200 
    • 48 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Mary Adair 
Organizer
Kansas City, MO
Nancy Arendt 
Beneficiary
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