Donabelle's Story

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Donabelle Thompson, 90, formerly of Neshannock Township, passed away the morning of Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care in New Wilmington.
Born in Alliance, Ohio on Oct. 30, 1926, she was a daughter of Leonard and Edith Reed Saylor.
In 1944, she married Bernard F. Thompson. They were married for 67 years when he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2011.
A graduate of New Castle High School, Mrs. Thompson then became a homemaker who lovingly cared for her family. She enjoyed baking, playing bridge and golfing at Borland's.
She was a member of the Jameson Hospital Board and Jameson Junior Guild, where she was a past president.
She was also a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and served as a deaconess.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry Lanz of Juneau, Alaska, and Barbara and Gary Travis of Massillon, Ohio; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Bernard Thompson and Jane Woodyard of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Thomas Thompson and Martha Griffin of Birmingham, Alabama; four grandchildren, Graham Lanz, Mandy Simmons, Todd Travis and Cory Travis; and four great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Jonathan, Addy and Cora.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Andrew Jillson officiating.
Burial will take place in Castle View Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donabelle's name to Shenango On The Green, 238 S. Market St., New Wilmington, PA 16142.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunning-hamfh.com.
Published on June 4, 2017
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