Donald "Donnie" Musgrove
April 3, 1947  -  January 17, 2019

Donald "Donnie" Musgrove

Celebration of Life
Potts Chapel
122 S. Penn Ave
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, January 25, 2019
10:00 AM
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American Legion Post #139
1531 W. Main
Independence, KS  67301

I served in the Air Force.

Donald K. Musgrove
April 3, 1947 – January 17, 2019

Donald “Donnie” K. Musgrove, 71, of Independence, Kansas passed away Thursday afternoon January 17,2019 from natural causes.
Born April 3, 1947 in Independence, Kansas, to Carl and Clarissa (Reynolds) Musgrove. He was raised and received his education in Independence, graduating from Independence High School in 1965. Donnie served 4 years active duty in the U.S. Airforce, stationed at Luke Airforce Base in Phoenix, AZ, and one tour in Korea. He was honorably discharged with a rank of Sergeant. After his service Donnie had his son Geoff Musgrove.
Donnie then returned to the Independence area and met the love of his life Lougene “Genie” Musgrove. The two were happily married on February 15, 1992. Donnie and Genie resided in Independence the entirety of their marriage.
Donnie shared the passion of motorcycles with friends and family and was a member of the American Legion Post #139. He was always ready for a good time and being around those he loved.
His family includes: wife, Lougene Musgrove, children, Geoff Musgrove and wife Karen of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Heidi Robison and husband Brian of Independence, Douglas Grindstaff and wife Holly of Trabuco, California, grandchildren, Jacob and Nick Musgrove of Oswego Lake, Oregon, Rachel Meyer and fiancé Eric Musgrove of Independence, Lauren Meyer and fiancé Cody Morris of Helena, Montana, Aaron Meyer of Los Angeles, California. Along with 9 great grandchildren. Brothers and sisters, Carl Musgrove Jr. and wife Joycelyn of Independence, Thomas Musgrove and wife Linda of Cherryvale, Donna Huser and husband Gary of Yukon, OK and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Shirley Hanson.
Funeral services will be held at Potts Chapel in Independence, KS on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Following the service there will be a procession to the American Legion in Independence, where there will be a celebration of his life.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations to American Legion Post #139 would be greatly appreciated. To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit


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  1. Lyle c Baldwin
    Independence, KS

    You will be missed my friend

  2. Edward Musgrove

    I so sorry to hear about Donnie.

  3. Evelyn Kennedy
    Bartlesville, OK

    We were so sad to hear about Donnie. I have wonderful memories of the Musgrove family and the fun times growing up in Fruitland neighborhood with Donnie and Donna.

    Our thoughts and prayers to all the family now and in the days ahead.

    Howard & Evelyn (Cotterill) Kennedy

  4. Ricky Musgrove
    Moore, OK

    So sorry to hear about Donnie. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  5. Caroline Frusher
    Edmond, OK

    So very sorry to hear about Donnie..He was a great cousin and will be dearly missed by all those who called him family and friend..Always was smiling..I have lots of fun memories of him when we were growing up..Thoughts and prayers for his wife and family ...

  6. Rikii/Steve McVey
    Cherryvale, KS

    I will miss your smiling face and the talks at Walmart. Donnie you are the kindness man and always so cheerful. You will be missed ...Ride with the Angels

  7. Dana Aitken
    Independence, KS

    Rick and I will miss a great fun guy. We always had a lot of fun with Donnie and Genie. He will be so missed.

  8. Marta Brown Thompson
    Independence, KS

    Donnie's smile and friendliness was infectious!!! He was say hi to everyone and always could make you laugh!!! I just loved Donnie and Jeannie. Had great times riding motorcycles and going on poker runs with them!! Ride free Donnie!!!

  9. Paula Haberly

    Donnie will be missed he was so much fun to be around. Always had a smile for everyone. Will miss you cuz......

  10. Vickie Harris
    Independence, KS

    I was so sorry to hear about Donnie,,,,I always remember his big ole smile , white hair & white beard.....

  11. Tom and Stacy Kelly
    Oswego, KS

    Genie, We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Donnie was a very special guy that made you a very special couple and no words can express the loss you feel in your heart. We love you and are thinking of you in this so very difficult time. He will be missed by so many friends.

  12. Gary L Fisher
    Independence, KS

    Sorry for your loss.

  13. Kitty Miller
    Independence, KS

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