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Donna Mae (Barnett) Ewing

August 7, 1926 — November 25, 2011

Donna Mae (Barnett) Ewing, 85, of Defiance and formerly of Pleasant Bend, passed peacefully into Eternity Friday, November 25, 2011 at The Laurels of Defiance.

Her Legacy… She was born August 7, 1926 to the late Floyd and Nellie (Michael) Barnett, in Defiance. Donna graduated from Defiance High School in 1944 and Donna was married for 44 years to E. Dale Ewing, who preceded her in death in 1991. She was an active member of the Pleasant Bend United Methodist Church where she served as custodian for many years.

Her Family… She is survived by three daughters: Linda (Bryan) Coughlin, Aurora, IL; Barbara (Don) Seigneur, Chillicothe, OH; and Judie (Brian) Kelly, Beavercreek, OH; and 8 grandchildren: Andrew Rettig, Shannon (Keith) Buie, Janelle (A.J.) Husband, Jay Seigneur, Stephanie Peters, Ashleigh Rettig, Adam Kelly, and Jessica (Rob) Bauer; 3 great-grandchildren: Madison and McKenna Buie and Grady Husband. She is also survived by sister-in-law Violet Diemer, Aunt Josephine Brink, and many nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her devoted sister Ellen Schlachter.

Her Farewell Services… Friends and family will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, Holgate on Tuesday, November 29 from 2-8 pm. Her funeral will be on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:30 am at the Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate, OH, with Pastor Irv Leidy officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance. Memorials can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ( or Pleasant Bend United Methodist Church.

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