Donna Mae Blank

June 03, 1931 ‒ May 31, 2021

Fredericktown, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Donna Mae Blank, of Fredericktown and formerly Marion, died Monday, May 31, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Donna was born in Marion, Ohio to the late Elmer William Hunt and Norma (James) Dardinger and graduated from Marion Harding High School.

Donna was a long-time supporter of the Marion Salvation Army, Red Cross and many Veterans’ associations.  Donna loved to help better the community by volunteering with the annual election and helping with the community watch program where she won an award with MARMET.

When Donna was at home, she could often be found watching QVC and feeding the birds.  Her trusty German Shepherd Misty was always by her side looking for a treat or a homemade cookie.  Although Donna was great at making cookies, sometimes her cooking wasn’t the best, but she noted herself a “self-made chef.”

Donna is survived by her children, Roger Artripe of Fredericktown, Robert “Terry” Artripe of Marion County, and Jacqueline Blank of Marion, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her daughter, Deanna L. Andrews and brothers, Elmer, Herbert, and Richard Hunt.

Graveside services will be held in Section A of The Historic Marion Cemetery on Thursday, June 3, 2021(Donna’s Birthday) at 12 noon with Captain Jason Price officiating.

Donations may be made in Donna’s honor to The Salvation Army, Marion.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Donna’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Donna was a very sweet lady and church member! Every time he saw me she would talk! Prayers to the family and RIP! Sincerely, Mike, Becky and Mary Lundquist.

  • Condolences to Donna’s Family ,
    I worked with her at Hills Dept Store years ago..
    She always had such energy and a Beautiful Smile ..
    I am so sorry for your Loss …