Donna J. Standridge
July 28, 1933 ‒ March 21, 2018
Donna Standridge walked by faith, not by sight. Placing her faith in Christ at the age of 12, Donna was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. No longer bound by her earthly body, Donna passed into the care of her loving Savior, March 21, 2018. She was 84
She was born July 28, 1933 to parents Ewell & Pearl (Eads) Smith in Cincinnati. After Donna graduated from Withrow High School (class of 1951), she earned her associate’s degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri (class of 1955).
On August 31, 1957, Donna wed Rev. James L. Standridge and they spent 36 wonderful years together until his passing in 1993. Donna was a faithful pastor’s wife, serving mostly unnoticed in various aspects of Rev. Standridge’s ministry. She always said “if she didn’t take care of the home front, pastor couldn’t take care of the “ministry front.” She was known to serve as organist, pianist, behind the scenes, entertaining missionaries, and even creating the draperies for the sanctuary.
Donna’s hobbies included sewing (the draperies and curtains she was famous for), reading Christian fiction, watching movies, and generally staying busy. She doted on her grandsons who affectionately called her “G-Ma.”
She is survived by her children Joy Elaine Standridge and Mark James (Christy) Standridge; and her grandson Jacob Lee Standridge, Joseph Lee Standridge, and Jonathan (Jonny) Lee Standridge; dear friends Don and Paula Smith and the Osgood, Byrd, and Pfau families.
Donna was also an honorary member of the Scrappin Bandits, and her family is grateful for the loving care provided by Ruth “Ruthie” Harrod from OhioHealth Home Care.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Harold Ray Smith.
The Standridge family will receive friends Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, Ohio with a funeral service on Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Nate Meiers and Pastor John Lurtz will speak and burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
Contributions in Donna’s memory to Berean Baptist Church Deacons Fund may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Donna’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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