Norma Ruth Donahue, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Reid Memorial Hospital.
She was born near Indianapolis, Indiana on Aug. 13, 1931. Norma worked for many years in her late husband's medical office. She was a devoted member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. She took great pleasure in serving on the board of the YMCA in New Castle. As a former cancer survivor, Norma was dedicated to donating blood to help others. She had also worked as a volunteer for Henry County Hospital. She loved all of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Ron) Moses of Eldorado; sons, Sean of New Castle, Indiana and Frank (Karamina) of Eldorado; grandchildren, Jessica (John) Burton, Molly (Brett) Davenport, Abbe (Joe) Pflum, Rebecca (Kevin) Wolf, Justin and Mark Moses, Kegan, Ryan, and Haley Donahue; great-grandchildren, Logan, Elijah, Alexis, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Axle, Lacey, Treyson, Micah, Taylar and Graham.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Ozment; father, Robert Moore; step-father, Glenn Ozment; husband, Francis E. Donahue, MD, whom she married on Aug. 11, 1951; son, Dion; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Cedric Moses.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at St. Anne Catholic Church in New Castle with Father Joe Rautenberg officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201 with envelopes available at the funeral home. You may express condolences or share a memory of Norma at www.hinsey-brown.com.