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Edith “Donna” Jean Farmer-Hanna

July 13, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - Edith "Donna" Jean Farmer-Hanna, 84, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, formerly of Salem, died at 8:29 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

She was born June 6, 1928 in Wellsville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Daniel George and Edith Marie (Maloney) McElroy.

She was a member of the Salem First United Methodist Church, where she was an usher and attended the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene while in Reynoldsburg. Donna was also a member of the Salem Grange.

Her first husband, Leland R. Farmer, whom she married Oct. 14, 1949, preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1983. Robert Gene Hanna, her second husband, whom she married July 12, 1985, preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1989; a son, Richard Allen Farmer, died in 2007; a brother, Robert McElroy; and a sister, Allene Forkel also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Donald L. (Donna) Farmer of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a daughter, Kathleen J. (Michael) Samuelson of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, with whom she resided since 2007; three sisters, Delores Gesaman of Salem, Arlene Forkel of Salem and Joyce Lasky of Guilford Lake; and seven grandchildren, Christopher and Brandon Farmer, Jason and B. Michael Farmer, Aimee (Farmer) Botkins, and Mikayla and Brendan Samuelson; and three great-grandchildren, Destiny, Kailee and Seth Farmer.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug George officiating. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

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