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Donna Jean Ashton, 96, formerly of Delaware Avenue and Lawrence Manor, passed away peacefully at The Grove at New Wilmington on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
Born Jan. 6, 1922, she was a daughter of Harry E. and Lillie Makepeace Ashton.
She had been a devoted caregiver to her mother and previously was employed as a nurse's aide for Shenango Presbyterian Home and as a clerk for Troutman's and Steiner's.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mabel Ashton George. Her nephew, Robert J. George, recently passed away, and Donna is survived by his children and her great-nieces, Lisa (Tom) Jurina and Diana Show of New Castle; and great-nephew Robert J. George Jr. (Annie) of Riverside, Alabama.
Donna will be remembered for her pleasant demeanor and easy laughter and will be missed by friends, family and caregivers.
Listening to music was a favorite pastime, and she was proud of her lifetime collection of record albums. She was blessed and sustained by her faith and had been an active member of Maitland Memorial Primitive Methodist Church. She had also attended the Church of God.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road.
A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Dennis Bupp.
Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on January 19, 2018
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