Obituary for Donna Jones

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Donna Jones

August 27, 1936 - December 2, 2020

Donna L. Jones, from Toledo, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the age of 84. She passed away peacefully at Arbors West nursing home in West Jefferson, Ohio, where she had been living since 2016.  She was born August 27, 1936 to John and Frieda Rogers.

Donna worked most of her life as a telephone operator for Amidon-Wells Answering Service, getting many of us jobs there along the way. She was great friends with Doris Amidon and Geoff Wells. Donna’s last place of employment was with Betty Rumpf Home Interiors, where she loved the employee discount more than anything else.

Donna graduated from DeVilbiss High School some years before numbers were invented. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, (her father was a 32nd Degree Mason), torturing her oldest daughter, Pam, by making her join as well. She would fulfill her role there as dutifully as possible, while giggling with Pam about the old ladies who had passed gas without noticing. The rest of us just loved going to their Christmas parties.

Donna’s greatest love, other than screaming “BILL!” every time he moved, was camping at Big Sandy Campground in Swanton, Ohio. There she made life-long friendships and a tan the Kardashian’s would be jealous of. She camped there through 3 campers and 3 generations of children.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, her youngest child Douglas William (Little Dougie Do No Wrong), her sister, Elizabeth Juanita Lampros, her husband William Allen, and many pets that she liked better than all of us.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Pamela, Richard (Cindy), Todd (Christina) and Dawn (Mike); her grandchildren, Jennifer (Chuck), Shane (Amy), Amanda (Angel), Brittany (Jimmy), Koby (Christina [A different one. We are a weird family, but not that weird!]), Dustin, Trenton, Will and Richard, Jr.; and her great-grandchildren, Shaylie, Kinsey, Avery, Grayson, Tyler, Drake, Brianna and Jenson; and also by her best friends, My Friend Jan and Abby, her dog.

Donna was a force to be reckoned with until the very end. Just ask any of the many nurses who suffered bruises because they tried to mess with her! Or any of her children who had something thrown at their head for screwing around.

A Memorial Service will be planned for this summer at Big Sandy Campground.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund. The nurses at Heartland and Arbors loved her dearly and they need all the help they can get at this time.

Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund

333 N. Summit St.

PO Box 10086

Toledo, Ohio 43699-0086


Lou Ann Weidinger posted on December 7, 2020

Donna will be greatly missed not only by her family but by her many friends.

Rocky and Carol Roscoe posted on December 7, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Donna was a wonderful person and great friend. Her, Bill and Doug are all together again, may they rest in peace together. Looking forward to seeing you all this summer to celebrate her life. Prayers, hugs and much love to her whole family.

Karyn Crotteau posted on December 3, 2020

Our deepest symphathy for your loss. Donna has been and will be continued to be missed. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Gene and Karyn Crotteau

Kimberly Mclean Hady posted on December 3, 2020

I laughed many times in this obituary because I could actually see and hear her in the words. She was wonderful lady and Im very sorry for your loss but glad to see she had spunk all the way to the end. ❤


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