Lorene Donahoe

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Lorene Rolfe Donahoe, 85, of Salem Road, Minford, Ohio, went to be with her heavenly father on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving children.

Born July 3, 1928, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Mr.& Mrs. Gearhart Rolfe, (Naomi Ruth Locher) and step-mother Goldie. She was a homemaker. A member of Harrison Free Will Baptist Church, Lucasville Eastern Star, she had attended New Boston and Minford Local Schools.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, of fifty plus years, William J. Donahoe, whom she married on Aug. 2, 1953, in New Boston, Ohio.

She is survived by two brothers, Leonard and Paul Rolfe, and her 10 children; seven sons, Michael (Naomi) Donahoe, of Utah, Dennis (Diana) Donahoe of Wheelersburg, Greg (Lisa) Donahoe of Lexington, Kentucky, Bob (Phyllis) Donahoe, Dwayne (Lori) Donahoe, Gary Donahoe, Jason (Brittani) Donahoe, all of Minford; three daughters, Pam ( Larry) Tieman of Lucasville, Patty (John) Lester of Minford, Paige (Brian) Missler of Wheelersburg; 20 grandchildren, Brian and Joseph Donahoe, Dana Fetters, Erica Shoemaker, Katie Lyon, Stacy, Christopher and Dylan Donahoe, Scott and Tasha Donahoe, Mandy Childers, Emily and Abby Donahoe, Luke and Levi Lester, Breanna and Jaiden Missler, Sagan Gampp, Colt and Caston Donahoe; 15 great grandchildren; Chanel, Chloe, BreAnna, Ciera, Shyanne, Stephanie, Summer, Jackson, Erin, Ali, Paxton, Cruz, Mason, Landon and Halle.

In addition to her husband, parents and step-mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Hiram and four sisters, Alberta, Ailene, Margaret and Shelby.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, with Pastor Mike Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Minford. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Online condolence may be sent to

Funeral Home
Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home
6710 Swauger Valley Rd Minford, OH 45653
(740) 820-2331
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Published in The Daily Times from June 11 to June 12, 2014
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