Donna Errett
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Donna Errett

Independence - Donna Joan Errett, of Independence, KY passed away peacefully at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills, KY on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the age of 76. She was born in Hickory, PA on December 1, 1941; the daughter of David and Mildred Errett. Donna excelled in her education, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Waynesburg College and a Masters Degree in Library Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She used her knowledge throughout her career; having worked as a librarian for the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, IN, head librarian in Hilton Head, SC and past President of the Hilton Head Lions Club. Donna enjoyed going to the symphony, watching and feeding birds and being out in the splendor of nature. Her greatest joy, however, was cooking for her beloved family, especially her grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Donna is survived by her loving sons, John (Chasity) Gercken and Jeff Gercken; siblings, David (Molly) Errett, Richard (Karen) Errett, Dianne (Huxley) Jackson and Daniel (Judy) Errett; grandson, Jack Gercken; as well as many other relatives and friends who will mourn her loss and continue to carry on and cherish her memory. A Gathering of Friends for Donna will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. Memorials in Donna's name may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305; Lions Clubs International Foundation, Department 4547, Carol Stream, Illinois 60122 or St. Elizabeth hospice, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017. For directions, to order flowers, to leave a condolence message for the family or to view the Celebration of Life tribute video, please visit

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Published in Kentucky Enquirer on Aug. 5, 2018.
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August 8, 2018
Here is a photograph of Donna Gercken (second from the right) when she worked on the Exhibits Staff of Pittsburgh's Buhl Science Center circa 1990.
Glenn Walsh
August 7, 2018
Donna was always such fun in College. I so looked forward to seeing her at our 50th class reunion, but we could not locate her.
My sincere sympathy to her family and friends, she will be missed by all who knew her.
Charlotte Herron
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