September 23, 1942 ~ April 22, 2021

Born in: Springfield, IL
Resided in: Hartford, KY

Donna Margaret Jane Phillips Kraemer Trogden, age 78 of Hartford passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Hartford. She was born September 23, 1942 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of Vernon and Eula Phillips Kraemer.

Donna’s sassy yet hilarious wit would make anyone who met her laugh. She had a way of lightening the mood when anyone needed it most. She had a love and talent for cooking, but her highlight was biscuits and gravy that turned into a family favorite attempted to be replicated by her children and grandchildren for years to come. She loved feeding the hummingbirds and squirrels around her log cabin home and had a special love for her favorite dog, Bear Bear.

She was preceded in death her parents, Vernon and Eula Phillips Kraemer and Gladys Phillips Hamilton, and a grandson, Rudy Trogden.

Left to honor Donna’s memory are her husband of 59 years, James Edward Trogden, two daughters, Lisa Trogden Smith and Lelah Trogden, and six grandchildren, Joey Trogden Smith, Peter Trogden Smith, Sammy Trogden Smith, Tony Trogden Smith, Nate Decker and Kenlee Decker.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Miller Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

All who wish to honor Donna at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Trogden. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Donna Margaret Jane Phillips Kraemer Trogden, at


Visitation: April 25, 2021 11:00 am - April 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Miller - Schapmire Funeral Home
114 West Walnut Street P.O. Box 166
Hartford, KY 42347

Funeral: April 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Miller - Schapmire Funeral Home
114 West Walnut Street P.O. Box 166
Hartford, KY 42347

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  1. Thinking of you James, Lisa, Lelah and families. A fine lady full of wit and a generous smile for everyone will be so missed.

  2. It was such an honor to have walked the same Earth with this lovely lady! I am so glad I got the chance to meet her! Rest Easy!

  3. Lisa and family,. Many condolences for the loss of your mom and grandma. Thinking of you during this trying time. Love you all.

  4. Lelah, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Sending love and hugs.

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