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Donna Lee Ralston

1939 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Donna Lee Ralston

Donna Lee Ralston, 72, of Tallahassee, was relieved of her pain on November 16, 2012 in Tallahassee. She was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania on December 1, 1939. She graduated Franklin Area High School in 1956 and resided in various locations in Venango and Crawford Counties in Pennsylvania until relocating to Tallahassee, Florida in 1981. Her marriages to Francis J. Deets and Clarence P. Horner ended in divorce.

Donna leaves behind her mother, Ruby A. Ralston of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, three sons, Robert (Becky) Deets of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, Brian (Barbara) Deets of Crossville, Tennessee, Christopher Deets of Cleveland, Ohio and Susan (Judith) Bienvenu, of Silver Spring, Maryland; three sisters, Barbara A. Exley of Oil City Pennsylvania, Darla S. Heckman of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Mary K. Carwile of Gladys, Virginia, one brother, Lewis E. Ralston of Utica, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, her father Ernest Ralston and her brother John F. Ralston.

Her interests included quilting and all things sewing. Many women in Tallahassee now carry a purse created by Donna.

A funeral is not planned. A celebration of her life will be held in Blooming Valley, Pennsylvania.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Big Bend Hospice House, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida.


Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Nov. 20, 2012
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