Donna J. Frakes

April 15, 1936 ‒ October 19, 2015

Sunbury, Ohio

Donna J. Frakes, age 79, of Sunbury died late Monday afternoon, October 19, 2015 at Countryview of Sunbury.

Donna was born on April 15, 1936 in Delaware, Ohio the daughter of the late Vearl Jaynes and Emma (Bailey) Hansen.

She was a graduate of Olentangy high school.

Donna worked for Nestlé’s for 10 years, roasting coffee and driving forklift.  Prior to that she worked at the family Marathon Station in Sunbury.

She enjoyed shopping and going to horse shows.  She also loved to travel, and had fond memories of her trip to Hawaii.  Making time for her grandchildren’s special events was important to her.  Their basketball games were those she enjoyed the most.

Most importantly, she will be remembered as a very loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Pam (Don) Stover of Marengo, Tammy (Eugene) Hogg of Sunbury, Terry Frakes of Grove City, twin daughters, Carla (Rodney) Eagon of Marengo, Darla Frakes (Billy Fling) of Delaware; four grandchildren, Gene (Chelsea), Colton, Mikayla, and Ryan (Samantha); two great-grandchildren, Court and Clay; four step-great grandchildren; and her sister Phyllis Hupp of Sunbury.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her former husband of 27 years, Eldon D. Frakes and their son, Steven Michael in 1962.

Friends may call on the family on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funeral services will be performed there at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Grace Hospice, 355 East Campus View Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43235.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Frakes.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • It’s hard to know quite what to say to ease the grief that you bear
    Please just accept these heartfelt thoughts and know that others care.
    With my Deepest Sympathy,
    Ruby Nettelhorst

  • You all know me as Mrs. Ross teacher at Big Walnut Middle School. I am so sorry that you have lost your mother. You have great memories to hold on to and nice stories to share with grandchildren. All of you have left me, your teacher with such warmth and kindness. Marilyn Ross DeFranco

  • I have so many memories of Donna. She was our babysitter for many years, our neighbor. I can remember playing cards when we lost electric, holidays, family get togethers, so many childhood memories of Donna & her family. I pray for comfort for y’all. I wish I could be there supporting you guys. Please know y’all are on my mind & in my heart. Until we meet again..

  • Our best memories of horse shows past, includes your dad and mom and you kids as youngsters. We had some very good times together and treasure those memories. So sorry you have lost your mom. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and comfort you. Our love, Bob and Eileen

  • I did not personally know Donna but just reading her obituary, she sounds like an amazing woman and I’m sure loving mother. I have heard some short stories about her from her daughter Darla, whom I have had the pleasure of working with for the past four years.

    Just last week Darla was telling me that she was spending time after her morning bus route with her mother and that she was not doing well. Even when you think you are prepared you never really are but take comfort in remembering all of the wonderful times you shared as a family and knowing that your mother is at peace.

  • DONNA YOU WERE SUCH A LOVELY PERSON AND I DEEPLY CARED FOR YOU. YOUR CHILDRED WERE YOUR LIFE AND WHAT A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND FRIEND YOU WERE. BE AT PEACE MY DEAR AS YOU WILL NOT SUFFER ANYMORE. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN. ALWAYS, BETTY JAHN,

  • I’m so sorry for all of you, you’ve lost your mother, grandma, etc. I’m very grateful to have known her and all of you. Thinking of you all at this time for comfort! Lee Ann Davenport

  • to Pam and Tammy and the rest of the family so sorry to see your Mother had passed away, think of the good times and you can keep her memory alive along time,,,your friend Bet Williams

  • I have a story to share with Carla and Darla. The first day of 7th grade math class each of you were in separate classes. Carla came in the classroom, selected your seat in the front row next to my desk. Then next period Darla came in with her class and selected the same exact seat as Carla. Being twins, it took me days before I realizes that I had 2 Frakes girls. Loved you both. Mrs. Ross

  • We did not have the honor of meeting Donna but we have met her wonderful children. Please accept our condolences during this difficult time.

  • My deepest condolences and prayers for all of you at this difficult time. Our mothers are so precious to us and hold a place in our hearts that will always be there, even after they have passed on. May you find comfort in your many sweet memories of Donna.

  • SMILES HAVE FADED, HEARTS ARE HEAVY, BUT THE SWEET MEMORIES OF DONNA CARRY US ON. DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THOSE WHO ARE LEFT TO GRIEVE,HER PASSING.

  • This is a very hard time, as you know it was just a few weeks ago that we went through the same thing. Trust in God to help you through this.
    So sorry, for there are sad times ahead.
    Love and God Bless,
    Odis 7 Diana

  • Pam and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Lisa and Vicky, and all the Staff here at Stone Lake Center

  • Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mark, Gail, Travis and Mandi Jackson

  • Tammy, Gene and boys: We were sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. We know she struggled with poor health for many years. Tammy you helped her so much during those years of poor health and that you will never regret. You were a good daughter and Gene a good son in law. Boys we know you will miss your Grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you ♡

  • Tammy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . You took such good care of your Mother, your a dear sweet daughter and I know your Mom’s in heaven smiling down on you : )

    Love ,
    Gale

  • It is impossible to identify the grief of losing your mother. Donna was a special lady that was a friend to everyone in the community. We all share your grief.

  • My prayers are with the whole family !
    Tammy I haven’t seen you in a very long time, but when I seen the name “Frakes” something in my head said, “I think I know that name!?!?
    As you might or might not know, I have had a
    (TBI) traumatic brain injury and my long term memory is gone. Some things trigger things and your name did it !!! I remember you and your Mother!(and something about horses!?!?!?)
    I know this is going to be one of the most painful things that you will have to go through!!! Keep your faith and know that the two of you will be together again someday!!!
    May GOD keep you wrapped in his arms at this time of sorrow