Donna J. Long

November 05, 1938 ‒ May 24, 2017

Butler, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Donna J. Long, 78, of Mansfield passed away, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.

The daughter of Donel and Bertha (Gleisinger) Long, Donna was born November 5, 1938 in Butler.  She graduated from Lexington High School in 1956.  Donna worked for Stevens & Dominion Electric.  She retired from Therm-O- Disc in 2000 after working over 29 years.

An avid reader, she mostly enjoyed romance novels.  Donna loved to garden and tending to her flowers and vegetables.  A sports fan, she cheered for the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers.  She also followed NASCAR.

Her house was often filled with the aroma of home cooked meals prepared from scratch.  Homemade cookies, scalloped corn and potato salad were among her favorites.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy (John) Cassity of Lexington; grandchildren Tyler Hall and Brittney Cassity; siblings Maxine Shepherd of Mansfield, Donald (Barbara) Long of Lexington, Richard Long and Peggy Long both of Mansfield.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Elsie Long.

Her family will receive friends Wednesday evening, May 31, 2017 from 5-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where her funeral service will begin at 7 pm.  Pastor Mark Dettmer will officiate.

Memorial contributions to the Washington Township Rescue Squad may be made through the funeral home.

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