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 www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com
Published by Carroll County Times on Jun. 9, 2021.