Donna J. Haines, 80, of 1414 Nagel St., St. Marys, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in St. Marys, the daughter of Adrian “Hap” and Grace (Langsdon) Howell.
She married Richard Haines II on June 10, 1951, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her two children, Deborah (Dennis) Stienecker of St. Marys and Richard (Linda) Haines III of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Julie (Keith) Jacobs of St. Marys, Richard (Angela) Haines IV of Columbus, Kelli (Steve) Tebbe of St. Marys, Angie (Geoff) Lee of St. Marys and Krissy Haines of St. Marys; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Leonhard of St. Marys, Gloria Spicer of St. Marys and Marilyn (Luke) Gibbens of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Howell.
Donna was a 1949 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She had worked at Frigidaire Corp. in Dayton and for many years was the owner-operator of the St. Marys Dari-Whip.
She was a very active member of the Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
She enjoyed playing cards, reading, traveling and gardening. The joy of her life was being with her children and grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, the Rev. Jon Kraner officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where memorial donations may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.