Carla June Donovan (Roberts) died on Aug. 8, 2017 surrounded by her husband and children in her Melbourne, Fl. home. She had fought multiple myeloma for three years.

She was born in Mexico, Mo. on Dec. 14, 1946 and attended Mexico Senior High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She married Michael Donovan of Paris, Mo. on July 5, 1967 in Mexico.

Carla was extremely active in her children’s lives, taking on

leadership roles in the Brownies and Cub Scouts and serving in their schools' Parent-Teacher Organizations. Her home was often full of her kids’ friends, who were always welcome.

She was an award-winning cook, as well as a voracious reader.

Carla and Mike moved to Melbourne, Fla. in 2003, where they both joined the Viera Lions Club. There they served the eastern Florida community and made many loyal friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter Jennifer Donovan of Platte City, Mo. and son Derek Donovan of Weatherby Lake, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Viera Lions Club of Melbourne, Fla.