Dona Jean Gibson
1926 - 2020
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Dona Jean Gibson

Zanesville - Dona Jean Gibson, 94, of Zanesville,

Dona was surrounded by family when she went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19,2020. She was born on July 12, 1926. She was daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothy (Eppley) Fitch of McConnelsville. She was a graduate of M&M High School. Dona never retired from her successful real estate career of 37 years, at age 87 she sold her last property but was always giving advice and ideas to clients until the day she passed. She was a member of Meadow Farm United Methodist Church and Bridge City Church. Dona gave of herself and time as a 4-H Adviser, school volunteer, band booster and athletic booster at Maysville Local School District as well she enjoyed being a hospice volunteer helping families. She enjoyed farming, gardening, family vacations to Sunset beach but especially time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Francis (Frank) Gibson and Son-In-Law David Powell.

She is survived by four children, Cindy (Richard) Irvin, Sheila (Randy) Launder, Tammy Powell and Gary (Lisa) Gibson. Nine grandchildren, Dana (Kristie) Launder, Clint (Felicia) Irvin, Darcy (Chris) Stewart, Adam (Emily) Powell, Luke (Jordyn) Gibson, Austin (Lesley) Powell, Abby (Adam) Davenport, Andrew (Karoline) Gibson, Laura (Nicholas) Rhodes and 23 great-grandchildren. Dona is also survived by her sister, Betty Maerker and her brother, John Fitch.

A private family showing will be at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home where funeral services with Pastor Doris Flynn and Pastor Luke Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Union Cemetery.

To sign the online guest book visit www.williamthompsonandsonfuneralhome.com

To send flowers to the family or in memory of Dona floral store. (williamthompsonandsonfuneralhome.com)

You may also choose to honor Dona with a Donation to Hospice of Central Ohio in Dona's name: www.hospiceofcentralohio.org/donate






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Published in Times Recorder & Advocate from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 28, 2020
To the Family of Dona Gibson, Dona was a wonderful Realtor and it was my honor to work with her for many years when our office was Prudential-McCollister & Assoc. Realtors. I learned a great deal from her by listening to her on floor duty and watching her with her clients. She was an excellent role model. She loved her family and she loved being busy. Though our office name has changed to McCollister & Assoc. Real Estate, those of us who knew and worked with her, will miss her dearly. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
Mollie G. Winland
November 23, 2020
We were sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was a kind, intelligent, and fun person. She was always a positive influence and had a willingness to help others. She leaves a great legacy in her children and grandchildren. May God grant you peace and comfort during your time of loss.
Gary & Shron Stall
Friend
November 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Peggy (Creeks) & Howard Anderson& Family
November 21, 2020
I remember your mom (and dad) from So. ZUMC, where I first met all of you. The last time I saw her was when she lived at the Helen Purcell Home briefly. I saw her there when I visited my uncle. Your mother was a lovely person. My condolences to each of you and your families.
Judy Dunn Fowls
Acquaintance
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