Doneta M. Stoner

October 31, 1930 ‒ August 19, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Doneta M. Stoner, 89, of Delaware passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, August 19, 2020 at WillowBrook Christian Village in Delaware.

She was born October 31, 1930 in Sunbury to the late Bert and Eva (Parthemore) Lumbard. On May 1, 1949 in Ironton, Ohio, she married the love of her life John Winter Stoner. Together they shared over 58 years of marriage and raised 2 sons. Sadly, John passed away on January 6, 2008.

Doneta worked at Ranco Manufacturing for many years and was a devoted volunteer at the Council for Adults, where she won several volunteering awards. She also was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and cleaning her house, cooking, crocheting, reading, walking, word searches and doing yard work.

Left to cherish her memory are her 2 sons, Ronald (Sandy) Stoner of Ostrander and Steve (Karen) Stoner of Sagamore Hills; 5 grandchildren, Stefanie (Peter) Heizer, Micah (Shannon) Stoner, Tiffany (Joe) Watts, Nicole Stoner, and Ryan Stoner and his fiance’ Taylor; 5 great grandchildren, Jordan, Madison, Ashton, Mackenzie, and Ethan; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doneta was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William Street, Delaware. Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Oak Grove Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Contributions in Doneta’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 260, Columbus, OH 43213-2804 or Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Avenue, Suite #300, Marion, OH 43302.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Stoner family.

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  • To the Stoner Family: you are all in our hearts and prayers at this time. Love and Hugs, from the Law Family.

  • Dear family, I always enjoyed seeing your mom and chatting with her at various functions. She was always so sweet to me. My love and sympathy to all of you. Susie Leonard.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the Stoner family. I grew up next door to Mrs. Stoner and she was always very nice. Any time I was back from college or visiting my parents she would stop me and ask how things were going. She will be missed!

  • Sending prayers and thoughts to the Stoner Family. I always loved to visit my Aunt Doneta and she always made me feel welcome. I will miss her greatly. She was a very sweet person and cared for everyone around her. I am sure she is with John now, singing with the angels, and at peace with the rest of her family that has gone on before her.

  • i am so sorry i cant be there. Aunt Doneta was so nice and so funny. I don’t think i ever saw her angry. She was the family date and record keeper. She always knew and reme mbered everyone’s birthday and anniversary. For the last 30 years she would let me stay with her during Brown jug week. I think she looked forward to it and going with me around to different places she wouldn’t normally go herself.
    I will miss her very much and so sad i didn’t get to see and visit with her.
    She is back with uncle john and they are still happy. I love you Aunt Doneta and will miss you very much
    Love, Allyson (Wheeler) Richards

  • So sorry for your loss. Doneta was a great lady. We had the pleasure of being neighbors for years. Prayers for the family.

    Bill & Marlene Harding

  • It was our pleasure to have been neighbors with the Stoner family on Blymer Street. enjoyed Doneta’s warm welcoming smile. Larry and Emma Dixon