Donna L. Deskins

July 05, 1956 ‒ February 24, 2019

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Donna L. Deskins, 62, of Bellville passed away Sunday evening, February 24, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer.

The daughter of James C. and Marjorie (Smith) Newlon, Donna was born July 5, 1956 in Mansfield and graduated from Malabar High School.

For the past 12 years, Donna worked in the shipping and receiving department for Lippert Enterprises in Ashland.  Incredibly hard working, she even worked until two weeks ago.

Detailed oriented and in many ways meticulous, Donna enjoyed tending to her flower garden as well as feeding and watching hummingbirds.  Donna enjoyed going on motorcycle rides.  She loved going to the beach….any beach.  As long as she had water and sand, she was more than content.

Full of love and kindness, Donna also had an amazingly strong work ethic despite her life’s circumstances.  She will be remembered as a fighter, and amazing companion, mom, and grandma.

She is survived by her life companion Clyde Dick of Bellville, children Elizabeth (Hosea) Smith of Virginia, Mandy (Jim) Bricker of Shelby, and Tyson (Michelle) Deskins of Shelby; grandchildren Macie, Chloe, and Landon Bricker, McKenna and Tanyn Deskins, and Lilian Smith; siblings Jeani Strickland, Nancy Grubb, Ginger (Mel) Spencer, and Mike (Loretta) Newlon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 4-7pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Thursday at 11am.  Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Gary Sinise Foundation may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Ginger (and family) – I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Always remember the good times when you think of Donna. May God rest her soul.

  • To Donna’s family……So sorry to hear of Donna’s death. She
    has been in my prayers for several months now.

    She has been a friend since we met when working together at
    Sears. When that business closed we continued to meet regularly
    for dinner. Oh the fun and laughter we shared. I looked so forward
    to those get togethers.

    Rest in Peace Donna…….I will have lots of good memories to comfort
    me while you rest peacefully in heaven.
    Your Friend, Connie

  • Don and I are so sorry to hear about Donna. Even though we hadn’t seen her in years, she was, and always will be a good friend. Donna could always make you laugh. She will be missed by so many. God bless.

  • Tyson and Mandy,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Such an amazing lady, we had so much fun when you were in Shiloh years ago. Will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pam Saunders ( Rinehart)

  • Mandy and Tyson,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman, and I know how you feel. Prayers are coming to you and your family, God bless you all.

  • Tyson, so sorry to hear about your mother.
    You & your family are in my thoughts
    & prayers❤️🙏

  • For Donna’s Family. I’m so blessed to have known her. We worked together at Meijer. She was hard working and “the organizer” of many task! Donna always wanted to put family first. She said well that’s what its all about! Loved that about her! She will be greatly missed by all!! My heart is heavy that we have had to let her go. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Sherrie Phalor

  • We are sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. We worked with Donna at Lippert Enterprises for many years. She was hard working with a great work ethic. Her family was her pride and joy. May those special memories you hold close to your heart carry you through the coming days.