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Donna J. Gainer

September 21, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Donna J. Gainer, 73, of Belpre, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 17, 2012.

She was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Marietta, Ohio, the daughter of the late F. Dale and Lucille A. Berga Marquis. On Oct. 2, 1959 she married Alan "Pete" Gainer who passed away on June 13, 2001.

Donna was a graduate of Belpre High School with the class of 1957 and was retired from Peoples Bank. She was a life long member of the St. Mark's United Methodist Church, an avid supporter of the Belpre Historical Society, Belpre High School Alumni Association and other community based organizations. She was a member of the Belpre Chapter #541 of the Order of Eastern Star. She spent her winters in Florida.

Survivors include her four children, Vicki (Jim) Williamson of Mineral Wells, and their children Lisa, Kim, Robert, David and Jason; Tami (James) Thompson of Belpre, Ohio and their children, Jamie, Kristen, Nicole, and Amanda: Mark (Lori) Gainer and their children Abby and Trent: and Randy Gainer (Lisa Hescht) of Belpre, Ohio and his children Bryce and Devyn; nine great grandchildren; her mother-in-law Helen Gainer; sisters-in-law Linda Dillon, Janice Gainer, Sharon Gainer, brother-in-law Steve Gainer in addition to numerous friends in the Mid-Ohio Valley area and Fort Myers, Fla., community.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hannah's House and Marietta Home Health Hospice in addition to visiting angel Ann Lessard for the care given to Donna.

Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Rev. David Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 till 4 and 6 till 8 p.m.. Belpre Order of Eastern Star #541 will be conducting services at 7 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Belpre High School Alumni Association in care of the Donna Gainer Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 747, Belpre, Ohio 45714.

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