Donna M. Neikirk

Donna M. Neikirk, 86, of Republic, died Sunday evening, Nov. 10, 2013, in the emergency room at Mercy Tiffin Hospital, after a sudden illness.

She was born June 18, 1927, in Adams Township, Seneca County, to Carma and Thelma (Albright) Metzgar. She married Alvin F. Neikirk May 23, 1948, and he preceded her in death Oct. 10, 2010.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Janice (Don) Martin of Republic; a grandson, Eric (Jaime) Martin of Republic; and a great-granddaughter, Haylee Martin of Republic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter Jacklyn Martin in 1996; and a sister, Wava Conger in 2006.

Donna was a member of Republic United Church of Christ, Cornelia Chapter No. 93 OES, Republic, and a 1945 graduate of Republic High School. She worked at the Republic Banking Co. for many years, retiring in 1978.

Her funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with Pastor Darla Metz officiating. Burial will follow at Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Cornelia Chapter No. 93 OES will conduct Eastern Star services at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Cornelia Chapter No. 93 OES.

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