Donna Jean Arnholt

June 02, 1929 ‒ May 27, 2020

Perrysville, Ohio

Donna Jean Arnholt passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at home surrounded by her family. She was 90.

She was born June 2, 1929, to parents Andrew W. & Maudie (Lape) Oswalt at home in Butler, Ohio. Donna married Doyle Arnholt on October 8, 1959, and the pair were married for 44 years until he passed away in 2004.

Donna worked as a cook in restaurants for many years in the Loudonville area. She was also a lifetime member of Perrysville VFW and the Loudonville American Legion. In her spare time, Donna enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and cooking. But above all she loved to spend time with her family and grandkids and will be dearly missed by all of them.

She is survived by her grandchildren Deeva Poole (Travis) Clyburn, Donald (Tanya) Poole Jr., and David A. (Tassi) Poole; great-grandchildren Andrew (Emily) Poole, Dennis A. (Melissa)  Poole, Dylan Poole, Rebecca Poole, Bricyn Poole, Zakarey Poole, Coalton Poole, Jakub Poole, Cassi Rine, and Corey Rine; great-grandchildren Dennis Poole Jr., Jordan Wears, Zayden Poole, Rosalynn Poole, Nova Jean Poole; siblings Marian Eilenfield, Roxanna Fowler, John Oswalt; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Doyle Arnholt; sons David L. Poole, Larry E. Poole, Donald A. Poole Sr.; and siblings William Oswalt, Freda Lifer, Gene Oswalt, Joyce Phillips, and Bob Oswalt.

A graveside service will be held in Donna’s memory Friday, May 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate.

Contributions in Donna’s memory to Snyder Funeral Home may be made at the funeral home.

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

  • To the family, I am so sorry for your great loss. We loved being around Donna, she was allot of fun. She will be greatly missed by all. Hugs & prayers.

  • Donna will be missed by many. She was a ton of fun and unlimited humor. Condolences to all and may you have many sweet memories.

  • To Donna’s family… Sorry for your loss. Loved teasing her when she came into the VFW. Now that she is up there in heaven with Dad & Gary I’m sure the teasing will continue!!

  • Sorry for your loss. Donna will leave a large gap in the Perrysville area. She always had a smile and a quip to share. She was one strong lady.

  • Very sorry for your loss. George and I will never forget spending good times with Doyle , Donna and Donnie at Pleasant Hill Lake . Special memories of two great fun loving people , I drove up for Doyle’s funeral but sadly it’s a bit too far to say my good bye to Donna . Our sincerest condolences , The Christoph’s

  • So very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman. Donna was always so ornery and fun to be around and will be greatly missed by so many. My deepest sympathy to all of her family and loved ones.

  • So sorry for your loss. Aunt Donna was always so nice to me and Cody and Ashley. Prayers and hugs to all the family.

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We hope God blesses, comforts, and gives you strength during this difficult time. – Angela Woodward & Melanie Fitch – Ashland County Cancer Association

    (Matthew 5:4) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
    (Psalm 34:18) “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

  • I had the privilege to spend lots of time with Doyle, Donna and Donnie growing up and she was a good woman

  • So sorry for your loss. Loved seeing and talking to her about anything. She is in heaven now with my mom Janet Taylor. Talking about the good ole days. God speed Donna. You are loved and will be missed.

  • To the family
    Sorry for your loss she was a lot of fun to be around and will be missed
    Are prayers are with you at this time

  • Sorry for the loss of such a beautiful fun loving lady. She will be missed, but I know will get teased a lot by Roger in heaven, we loved her dearly