Donna Ruth Ferrell

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Donna Ruth Ferrell

MARYSVILLE: Donna Ruth Ferrell, age 86, of Marysville, formerly of the West Mansfield-York Center area died Thursday, November 1, 2012, at The Gables at Green Pastures, in Marysville with her children at her side.

A loving, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was employed with Siemens in Bellefontaine for over 23 years. Donna graduated from York Center High School in 1944. She enjoyed traveling and square dancing and especially enjoyed time spent with her family.

She was born September 29, 1926, at the family home near West Mansfield to the late Paul and Cleo Skidmore Tallman. She married Herbert Glen Ferrell on December 22, 1946, and he preceded her in death on November 28, 2000. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wendell and Harland Tallman.

Survivors include her children, Jim Ferrell, Columbus, Barb (Don) Eastman, Raymond, Bonnie (Bob) Haughn, Richwood, Jeff (Heather) Ferrell, Prospect, and Bev (Dave) Deck, Westerville; 12 grandchildren, Dawn Eastman, Amy Wilson, Kim (Kirby) Day, Matt (Amy) Eastman, Brad & Brian Haughn, Philip Ferrell, Abbey, Logan, and Lucas Ferrell, Ashley and Tyler Deck; 12 great-grandchildren, Ridge and Beau Caldwell, Blaine, Dillon, and Carlie Wilson, Haylee, Taylor and Harley Day, and Brayden, Carson, Deegan, and Emmy Eastman; a sister, Vera Blackburn, West Liberty; sister-in-law, Phyllis Ferrell, Marysville; brother-in-law, Don (Janie) Ferrell, Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Mannasmith Funeral Home where the funeral will take place on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Steve Whitaker will officiate and burial will take place at York Cemetery, York Center. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures Activity Fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Marion Star on Nov. 4, 2012
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