Donna Beegle

Donna Jean Uhler Beegle

MANSFIELD: Donna Jean Uhler Beegle, 88, of Mansfield, passed away Friday morning, February 7, 2014 at Mifflin Care Center. She was born May 25, 1925 to Ralph Douglas Uhler and Mary Ellen Seib Uhler Cornelius at Lattisburg, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Ralph John Beegle on January 1, 1947. She and her husband owned Beegle Hardware Store in Butler. She was also employed at Buckeye Bakery, H.L. Reed Co. and retired from Lazarus Department Store in 1987.

Donna was an active member of Grace Bible Church in Lucas and served as secretary to Women's Fellowship. She loved her church and enjoyed playing cards in her free time. She was also a member of Richland County Republican Women.

Donna is survived by three sons, Ralph Fred (Teresa) Beegle of Tabor, IA, Martin Stan (Diana) Beegle of Harker Heights, TX and Robert Dean (Mary) of Sedalia, MO; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Treva Arnold; one half-sister, Dorothy Ginther of Wooster; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph on May 24, 1992; one sister, Lena Lang; two step-brothers, Harold Cornelius and Kyle Cornelius; and two step-sisters, Ruby Renneker and Doris Dilyard.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Funk, Ohio at a later date.

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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 10, 2014