Donna Meeks

DELAWARE, Ohio — Donna J. Meeks, 80, departed from this life Sat., May 3, 2014, in Delaware, Ohio, after a long battle with Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Born in Logan, she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Ivy Epling, and the wife of the late Denver Meeks.

Surviving are their children, Lisa (Rod) Flannery, Saundra (Donald) Smothers, Ron (Chris) Meeks and Diana (David) Knox: along with 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; sisters: Caron (Skip) Newell and the late LaVonne (Lloyd) Shaw; brothers: Buddy (Margaret) Epling, Ivan (Gayle) Epling, Danny (Madeline) and David; her beloved and best friend, Aunt Lovie; and a host of many relatives and friends.

She founded D&D Cleaning, established in 1960 thru present. She lived her life to the fullest,enjoying her family, her faith and dear friends. Her lasting legacy of love, wisdom, and care of others will be shared to future generations to come.

Special thanks to Aunt Caron – We express our gratefulness to you. You are the source of our blessings for taking care of our Mother. The sacrifice that you gave will forever be remembered. Also, we would like to give a Special Thanks to Brian Smith and the wonderful staff of Ohio Health Hospice, all of you showed us such strength, compassion, and faith in getting thru this difficult time. May God bless each and every one of you for the work that you do. Mom's spirit will live forever in our souls and hearts.

Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Tues., May 6, at Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio 43065 (West Olentangy Street/Powell Rd./750—1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway) where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, with Rev. Ivan Epling officiating. Burial will follow at Africa Cemetery.

A memorial reception will be held at The Delaware Council for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, Ohio. Come celebrate her love for life!

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to MDA, 500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, OH 43085.

Condolences to family may be sent to

Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell of Powell, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Rutherford Funeral Home Powell
450 West Olentangy Street Powell, OH 43065

Published in The Logan Banner from May 5 to May 6, 2014