Donna Stilwell-Kronick

Donna Stilwell-Kronick of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on January 6th, 2024, at age 67. She passed peacefully with her daughter Nicole and former husband Michael by her side.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society (802 NW Vesper St, Blue Springs, MO) on Saturday, January 20th, from 10am-12pm.

Donna was born in Cheboygan, Michigan and grew up in Detroit and Mackinac City, Michigan. She was known for her love of flamingos because of her family’s flamingo themed motel located in Mackinac City. Her family also owned a local pizza place, Mama Mia’s, where she had many fond memories.

Some of her favorite pastimes included spending time with loved ones, rescuing animals (specifically cats and poodles), traveling, and making friends wherever she went. Because of her friendly personality, she took joy in her work as an insurance agent, making many lifelong friends along the way. There were truly no strangers to her, only friends she hadn’t met yet.

She is survived by her daughter Nicole Kronick, standard poodle Aries, former husband Michael Kronick, sister Kim Stilwell, brother Jay Stilwell, sister Jalynn Stilwell-Schnur, stepson Daniel Kronick, and many beloved family members and friends.

If you would like to send flowers for the service, please contact Alissa’s Flowers at (816) 254-7727. Flower deliveries must be sent to Heartland’s main location at 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. Please have all orders scheduled to be delivered by Friday, January 19th by 4pm to be included in the service.


  1. Joan Peluso on January 10, 2024 at 4:18 pm

    My heart is so heavy learning of Donna’s passing. My prayers are with you, Nicole, that your many wonderful memories will carry you through this difficult time.

  2. Pamela Smith on January 10, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    My heart aches for Donna’s entire family. I’m sure this loss is quite devastating. I wish I could find comforting words to say, but that would be impossible.
    Pamela and Darrell Smith

  3. Schuler Kerry on January 10, 2024 at 4:24 pm

    So sorry to see this Donna and I were friends in mackinaw city and kept in touch on Facebook she will be missed hugs to all the family

  4. Brenda Garcia on January 10, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    My heart is broken. See you again on the Other side. Love you Boo Boo.

  5. Susan Hatch on January 11, 2024 at 4:46 am

    So very sorry Nicole. Your Mama was a good friend, and the time I spent with her was a blessing. She taught me a lot about being strong and making the best out of what I was dealt in life. We had some really good talks, and spent some good times together. I have missed her friendship, and have thought of her often in the last few years. She impacted my life, and seeing her work thru all of life’s struggles with a positive attitude taught me that it’s all in how you deal, and what you choose to do with your situation. She will be missed, and I’ll always have her in my heart.??

  6. Ann Buonocore on January 11, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    Ohh no..I am so sorry to receive this news. I met your Donna while working in Boston at the Macy’s jewelry counter.What fun we had..She treated me like a little sister.
    We were in touch and remer via and Thanks to Facebook not too long ago. She told me she traveled for business and I hoped to see her. I’m not sure of her husband of then remembers me visiting their house with the fish tanks!
    Great memories..I
    May Her Memory Be Eternal.
    With love
    Ann Buonocore
    “Those were the days my friends, we thought…”

  7. Kim Stilwell on January 12, 2024 at 11:19 am

    I love you my sister.. I will miss you dearly. Our conversations and more.

  8. Rick & Judy Giffin on January 13, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    Dear cousin Nicole, our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mother Donna (one of our bridesmaids) leaves our hearts aching. May God bless her, we will cherish her memory forever. Rest in peace with all the Ciccone’s!

  9. Dan and Chris Ciccone on January 17, 2024 at 8:52 am

    Nicole, we are so sorry. We were Shocked and Saddened to hear to hear of Donna’s passing. Donna and I were very lucky to have been cousins who lived close by and grew up together. Summers we spent in Mackinaw City and work her families pizza parlor. Looking back It was amazing the fun and crazy things we’d do, so mischievous and we ended up in trouble a lot. As teens we hung around and Chris and Donna became good friends. We all were so wild and crazy, it was the 70’s after all. Donna will be treasured forever in our memories. God Bless her, she is loved and missed by both of us.

  10. Kim Stilwell on January 17, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    I love you my sister.. I will miss you dearly. Our conversations and more.

  11. Mary & Jim Wieferich and family on February 13, 2024 at 2:53 pm

    My husband, Jim and I & family were very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. 🥺😢💔 We’re really sad to hear this, as she was way too young. We’ll always remember what a sweet young lady she was. We’re sending lots of ❤️ and 🙏’s to your whole family from our family. We have many good memories of days gone by so long ago.
    From the Wieferich family in Mackinaw City. 😘

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