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Donna J. (Midlam) Williams

October 18, 1932 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 86)


Donna J. Williams, age 86, of DeGraff, Ohio passed away at 5:55 P.M. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Campbell Place in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

She was born in Ansonia, Ohio October 18, 1932, a daughter of the late William Henry and Charlotta “Lottie” (Barga) Midlam.

On March 8, 1952 in LaRue, Ohio, she married Donald Richard “Dick” Williams and he preceded her in death September 11, 1989. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Carlie and two sisters, Miriam “Dode” Burke and Marjorie “Marge” Burch.

She is survived by a son, Steve (Ellen) Williams of DeGraff; two daughters, Julie (Joe) Franck,  Lori (Chuck) Stevens, both of Bellefontaine; twelve grandchildren, Bill (Julie) Covault, Jeff Covault, Aaron (Dawn) Williams, Amy (Paul) Robinson, Eric (Kelly) Kauffman, Paula (Todd) Hollinger, Jason Franck, Amy (Rhandy) Robison, Amanda (Michael) Davis, Lindsey (Sean) Stevens, Ross Stevens, and Andy Stevens; sixteen great grandchildren, Nick, Maddy, Noah, Taylor, Ethan, Kaylee, Tony, Evan, Kara, Brice, Megan, Nora, Dylan, Devin, Sawyer, and Zoey; one great-great grandchild, Avery and several nieces and nephews.

Donna was a 1950 graduate of Quincy High School and worked for Bull Dog/ Siemens in Bellefontaine for forty plus years as an assembler in motor controls and breakers.  She was a long-time member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, Ohio.  She enjoyed watching her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.  Her family remembers her love of Pepsi, Ron’s Pizza and ping-pong parties.  She was also thankful for the last two years of her life spent at Campbell Place where she was treated as family.

Pastor Michael Mitchell will officiate the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 4 to 7 P.M. and again one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff.



Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association
225 N Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601

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