Donna Straub
1941 - 2021
Donna Louise Straub, 79 of Taneytown died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Carroll Hospital Center due to complications from cancer. Born June 7, 1941in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late James Donald Roberts and Mary Blanche Clingerman Roberts. She was the wife of Gene Straub, her husband of 59 years. She was a graduate of Kenwood High School in Baltimore. She worked at Allstate Wire and Welding, Taneytown Bank and Trust and retired as a school bus driver at the Arc of Carroll County. She was a member of the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, managing the church nursery for a number of years and served in many roles, most recently as a deacon. Donna enjoyed attending and participating in activities with the church. She loved her kids, grandkids, spending time with her family, family gatherings, sitting outside on her swing or rocking chairs, traveling, gardening, birds, going to casinos, bingo and antiques. She was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan. Donna will be remembered for her big smile and bubbly personality. Surviving in addition to her husband are daughters Heidi Straub of Taneytown, Noel Morsberger and husband Philip of Belcamp, Md., Candice Newton and husband Todd of Greensboro, Md., and a sister Beverly Fleming of Needmore, Pa. Also surviving are grandchildren Jacob, Trevor, Colton, Justin and Autumn. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother-in-law Franklin Fleming. Services and interment will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date, likely in August, at Union Bridge Church of the Brethren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, 124 S. Main St., Union Bridge, Maryland 21791. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "tribute wall" at
Published by Carroll County Times on Jun. 9, 2021.
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I´m so sorry learn of your sweet wife´s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susie Jenkins
July 23, 2021
Gene, I am so sad to hear of the loss of your wife. I have many great memories of working with you at JMT. God bless you and your family.
Rob Llewellyn
June 28, 2021
We are sorry to hear about this, Melissa and I will be praying for the family
Rick Greene
June 10, 2021
Donna was the sweetest lady I've had the pleasure of knowing. I loved seeing her at church. Her laugh was contagious, and her smiling was everlasting! She was always thinking about others, and made me feel special by her token of love she gave me. (her special cereal mix). I will miss you so much Ms Donna!!!
Rhonda Smith
June 10, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Straub family for their loss! I too will always remember her smile and sweet demeaner as our children grew up together.
Roger Diehl
June 9, 2021
Donna was a great person to be around and always had an ear to listen to you. Thinking of you Gene and your family at this time. You have my sympathy, thoughts and prayers.
Betty Ridinger-Cool
June 9, 2021
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