Dr. John J. Donoho
March 06, 1925 ‒ October 22, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Dr. John J. Donoho, age 90, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Country Club Retirement Center. He was born on March 6, 1925 in Centralia, Illinois the son of John Anderson and Clara (Branson) Donoho. John served in the United States Army during World War II and worked for the Illinois Central Railway from 1948 to 1961. He was a member of the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene.
Upon returning from the war and while working for the railway, John earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies from Oakland City Indiana College and later his Master’s Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University. Upon completion of his Master’s Degree, he earned his Advanced Certificate of Education from the University of Illinois.
John had served as Dean of Students for Trevecca Nazarene University and Director of Counseling for Olivet Nazarene University. In 1975, John became Dean of Students and served as a professor of Psychology for Mount Vernon Nazarene University before retiring in 1990. John was a caring and loving man, who considered all of his students thru the years as children of his own and he will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lora (Hiatt) Donoho whom he married on June 20, 1959. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Kenneth Donoho.
Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16001 Glen Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Scott Sharpes and Dr. Rev. David Leeder officiating. Entombment with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Kindred at Home.
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