Donna Jean Wells Tanner
of Akron passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014 following a brief illness. She was born in Middlebranch, Ohio to Howard and Alma Roush (née Vinez).
She was one of eight children and is survived by one brother Jack Roush (Lucille) of North Canton. She is also survived by daughters, Nancy Finley (Mark) of Dalton, Sandra Baker ( Richard) of Butler, Pa. and Vickie Alexander (Charles) of Columbus. Her loving grandchildren include Aaron Finley, Tara Bebesi (David), William Baker (Lindsay) and Richard H. Baker. She was blessed with three great-grandchildren, Judah and Jemma Bebesi, and Evelyn Jean Baker. She was preceded in death by her grandson Jason Alexander. She has many nieces and nephews.
She retired from the Summit County Board of Mental Retardation as a Production Supervisor at the Weaver Workshop in Tallmadge. She had a deep mission for this work and was beloved by the developmentally disabled adults whom she served. She enjoyed taking care of her family and her home. In warm weather, she could always be found working in her yard. She was awarded the Akron Beautification Award on two occasions for her achievements on her property. She also liked to travel and enjoyed sight-seeing. She will be remembered as a kind and generous person, always willing to be of assistance to family, friends, neighbors and those in need.
Visitation will be at the Reed Funeral Home, Canton Chapel 705 Raff Road SW on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Her final resting place will be at Warstler Cemetery. Her family sincerely thanks the wonderful staff at Altercare of Kent and the Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service for their excellent care of Donna during her illness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in her name and sent directly to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, Ohio, 44333. Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed online guest book at www.reedfuneralhome.com
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Mar. 28, 2014