Donna Martin

March 12, 1933 - September 21, 2016

03/12/1933 - 09/21/2016

Donna Martin
Today Donna Martin is dancing in Heaven with her son, Bill. She passed away at her home on September 21, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jack, daughter Marlene (Phil) Jablonka, son Bruce (Tammy), daughter-in-law Diane, grandchildren Jared (Jackie and Lola), Jeff, and Evan Jablonka, Stacy Martin and great-grandson William Martin, and guard dog, Buddy. Donna joins her son, Bill, who went to Heaven on May 19, 2013.
She was born to Roy and Mabel Cunningham in Athens County on March 12, 1933. Donna loved to learn. She and Jack traveled the world after retirement. She earned her college degree as an adult, learned to play the guitar, took many art classes, sculpting, and her favorite-line dancing. She loved music and dancing. Jack and Donna spent the last 25 years winters in Florida and Donna leaves many close friends both in Florida and Ohio. Donna was a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church of Shadyside, Ohio.
The family would like to thank Donna’s caregivers Fran and Shannon Bowen, Teresa Saffell, Adriene McCardle, Billie Jo Dailey and Alazaya Rouse.
A memorial service will be held at the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church in Shadyside next Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4 pm with Rev. Randy Weaver officiating. The service will end with one final line dance in Donna’s honor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the William R. Martin Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 176 Shadyside, Ohio 43947.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes – Shadyside.
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jim manzione.
7 years ago

Very sorry to hear about Donna. Give my best to Jack. I was a neighbor from FL

Doris Goff
7 years ago

Mod and Phil and family. Like they told me God needed another Angel. She will be teaching them all to line dance. Sincere sympathy. She will be missed.

Kathy Gray
7 years ago

Will surely be missed! RIP Donna

Marie Stemkowski Gibbs (Walter and Sarah's daughter)
7 years ago

Growing up on Daisy Run, I remember Jack and Donna always on their porch and waving to us as we rode by either on our bikes or in our cars. They were great neighbors!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Smith
7 years ago

Marlene, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Dana & Curtis Workman
7 years ago

Jack, Marlene, Bruce and families………..Prayers for all of you and God Bless your wonderful memories.

Mary Stauff
7 years ago

You Mom was a wonderful lady. She loved her family, greatly, and was always so happy to be with you. Everyone loved her. I know that she is with Bill, and will always watch over you from Heaven. “Don’t think of me as gone, my dear. I will always watch over you, I will always be with you. I will always keep you safe.”

Barbara Malpiedi Kirby
7 years ago

Dear Mod and Bruce,
So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Deepest sympathy from me and Ron.

Lynne Foster
7 years ago

She is at peace now and reunited with Bill. My prayers are with you all as you go forward.

Rich and Karen Stack
7 years ago

Mod and family,Our deepest and sincerest sympathy are with you and your family