Donald E. Gifford

XENIA Donald E. Gifford, 83, of Xenia, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday May 5, 2013. Donald was born December 18, 1929 in Xenia, Ohio, the son of the late Benjamin C. Gifford and Lavina M. Edwards Gifford. Donald is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Margaret Gifford, Doris Brown, and Janice Muterspaw; brothers: Benny Gifford, Robert L. Gifford and Thomas Gifford. Donald is survived by his wife Marlene Currey Gifford, daughter: Dawn Dillingham (Wallace H. II); grandchildren: Joseph J. Dillingham (Crystal) and Laura H. Dillingham (Fiancé Jon Adrian); and a great granddog that he dearly loved: Max. Donald is also survived by his sister: Ruth Rives; brothers: Jerry Gifford (Walfiede) and Richard Gifford; along with a brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Peggy Currey. Donald is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cardiac rehab friends, and his co-workers from the post office. Donald was a graduate of Xenia High School and served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War European Theater. Donald was a retired postal carrier with 33 years of service and was a avid mushroom hunter. Funeral services will be held at 10AM Friday, May 10, 2013 at the McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc. 826 N. Detroit Street, Xenia with Pastor Rick Tettau officiating. Burial will follow in the Myer Cemetery, New Hampton, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 6 PM until 8 PM at the funeral home Thursday May 9, 2013 . Memorial contributions can be made in Donald's name to the Greene Memorial Cardiac Rehab Equipment Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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McColaugh Funeral Home
826 North Detroit Street Xenia, OH 45385