Donna M. Cole

October 10, 1928 ‒ November 24, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Donna M. Cole, 91, of Galion passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Avita Galion Hospital.

Born October 10, 1928 in Sycamore, she was the daughter of Owen and Hortense (Hill) Hushour. She married Gerald Cole on June 18, 1955 he preceded her on June 9, 1994.

Donna worked for the former North Electric, ITT and Peco II in Galion and also worked for many years at H & R Block in Galion. She was a member of the Friends of Galion Public Library and enjoyed reading, cooking, baking and jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by daughters Karen (Paul) Eberle of Galion and Gloria (Jerry) Smith of Galion; stepdaughter Cindy Marino of Galion; grandchildren Devon (Joseph) Steinbrunner, Capt. Aubrey Cole, Tonya Bird (Tracy McAdams)Willow, Nic Marino, Tamara (Ryan) Naumann, Paula (Michael) Devereaux, Nicholas (Tara) Nolen, Monica (Scott) Masters, Paul (Sarah) Eberle III, Heidi (Jason) Sargent. Amanda (Joe) Walker and Drew Hoffer; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; siblings Peggy Stover of Sycamore, Judy Norwell of Huron, Mary McCown of Iberia, Linda Trausch of McCutchenville and Larry Hushour of Sycamore and sisters-in-law Lou Freda Boyd of Denver, North Carolina and Shirley Hushour of Tiffin.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by stepson Steve Cole, daughter Penny (Beard) Buckingham and brothers Harold, Everett and Charles Hushour.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 30 with Rev. T.J. McNew officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Galion Public Library or Support Galion Troops in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Donna Cole, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Karen and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom, I enjoyed working with her for a short time at Galion Iron Works. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mrs Karen and family;

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family 💔. Ms Donna was a kind nice and always tell you what she felt and told u like it was . She will be missed deeply thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time 💔 May God bless ur family… U need anything don’t hesitate to call us

    Rick & Jimi Clark & Shawn Clark
    Todd & missy Lockheart

  • My heart is heavy today as your Mom, Donna was my first friend when we moved to Galion, will miss our calls. Joanie, Jean and families my prayers are with you all and sending my love to encircle you during this difficult time.💕💕

  • Gloria and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
    May your love and memories bring you comfort over the coming days.

  • Mrs Karen my heart is sad over the loss of ms donna.she was kind warm hearted and I enjoyed working with her the times I condolences to the family.

    Todd and missy Lockhart

  • The Galion Public Library will not be the same without Donna. Everyday, without fail, she was there to help get the books ready for the Friends Book Sale. Well into her 80s she was doing the work of much younger volunteers. She loved the Library and we loved her.

  • To the Cole Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Donna.
    The Ron Nelson Family