Donna J. Wolf

August 17, 1935 ‒ September 12, 2019

Loudonville, Ohio

Donna J. Wolf passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer Thursday, September 12, 2019, in Colonial Manor Care Center surrounded by her family. She was 84.

She was born August 17, 1935, to her biological parents Charles “Mac” & Edith (Vitallo) McClelland in Wooster, and was later adopted by Harley and Alvina (Fisher) Hawkins. After Donna graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1953, she married Floyd Wolf Jr. in December that same year, and they were married for 25 years.

Donna worked many places throughout the years, but most recently worked as a cook at the Town Market Café in Buehlers, and lastly for the Chamber of Commerce in Loudonville.

Donna was a member of the New Hope Community Church for 17 years, in which time she developed a very close and special church family. In spare time, she took pleasure in bowling, playing bingo, and flower gardening.

She is survived by her children Rick (Janie) Wolf, Marcia Wolf, Amy (Jeff Arnholt) Achamire, and Sherri Wolf; grandchildren Ronnie, Robbie, Nick, Jake, Dalton, Heidi (Brian), Kyle (Tiffany), Tara (Lee), Michael (Heather), Richie (Jolanta), and Shawn (Danielle); 29 Great Grandchildren;1 great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and many from her beloved church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Floyd Wolf Jr.; her brother Mervin McCelland; and her uncle Charles and aunt Olive Hawkins.

The Wolf family will receive friends Monday, September 16, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the New Hope Community Church, 637 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio with a funeral service immediately at 4 p.m. Pastor Rob Paterson will speak. Burial will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville.

Contributions in Donna’s memory to New Hope Community Church may be made at the church.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Donna’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • We are so very sorry for the loss of Donna. She was always so smiley and so happy to see us as we were her. Our sympathy goes out to her children and grandchildren. God be with you all.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady, I have many memories of her and all the support she gave to her children and grandchildren. She always had a smile on her face at all those sporting events. Bless you all.

  • What a wonderful person. She was a mother to everyone. God rest your soul sweet lady. Hugs and comfort to the Wolf family.

  • So sorry to hear this. What a great lady and wonderful family. Love all you guys. Many prayers coming your way.

  • She was a sweet lady. I have many memories of her as a greeter at church but I also have many memories from all the football games. She was at all of them from pee wee through high school. My son is the same age as one of her grandsons so we shared the same path for many years. Prayers for her family and all her friends. So sorry for your loss

  • I remember back in the 70’s, your Mother was the cook at Quaker Springs, and I was her helper. We always had fun. She would counsel me in my dating life and scold me if I needed it.
    Your Mother came to see my Mother just a couple days before her death and said a prayer over her. GOD bless you Donna. Your Mother came to both of my parents calling hrs to give her condolences, as they were class mates.
    In the last few weeks, your Mother would tell me how much she loves her children and grandchildren. And how proud she is of all of you. May God comfort you all in the days ahead.
    Love and hugs to all

  • So sorry for your loss. Donna was always a sweet person. I never really ate much at Bueuler’s Towne Market Cafe, but I believe I remember her as a cook since I’ve worked at Buehlers for 25 years. My heart goes out to her children & loved ones.

  • Dear Family – Donna was such a blessing to Jeff and I. I loved her hugs. May the warm memories you have of her give you comfort during this time and sustain you in the future.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. When she married Floyd, she became my cousin. I grew up with her kids. Rick & I graduated together. Sherry, Marsha & then Amy were all my friends & well as cousins!

    Cancer is awful thing. But now she rests in peace. Know I love you all & am praying for you peace & comfort. Rest in peace Donna!!

  • I first met Donna when she bowled with my mom, Sherry Lawrence, at Mohican Lanes in Loudonville, and years later, I really got to know her through my friendship with Tara. She was such a sweet lady, always smiling and so cheerful. I’m really going to miss her, and I’m so sorry for your loss. May God Bless each of you!

  • I am so sorry for your loss Rick, Sherri, Marcia and Amy. Your Mama was a beautiful heart and I am sure she will look down upon all of you and protect you with the help of God’s hands. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • She was an amazing person who had this huge smile that would brighten anyone’s day. She always had encouraging, uplifting words to share with those who were struggling. I loved serving with her at New Hope! Blessings to everyone

  • I knew Donna back in the 60’s. I was a friend of Rick’s and we always got together for backyard football with :the gang: Donna was a loving, caring lady that never said a cross word to anyone. she may suggest a thing or two, and you always took her word as the right thing to do. Before Rick was old enough to drive, Donna would take us all the way to Cleveland to watch the Indians play baseball. One night it rained pretty hard after the game and Donna took us just by chance to a brick oven pizza parlor. I will never forget how good that pizza was !! even after 67 years !! can you imagine that? I myself, am so lucky to still have my Mom at 92 yrs old. If I were to have someone as a second Mom with love for her children, it would have been Donna. Rick, Sherri, Marcia, Amy, my thoughts go out to you and please know that you had one of the most wonderful lady’s for a Mother that anyone could have had . Love. Tom Whittemire