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Donna L Caldwell

Donna L. Caldwell age 70 years of West Union, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Caldwell was born on May 25, 1946, the daughter of the late Louis and Louise (Smith) Ferlise in Long Beach California.
After her father’s discharge from the U.S. Navy after World War II, her family settled in Middletown where she was raised with her brother David.  After graduating from Middletown High School in 1964 she went on to earn her BA in English from Capital University in 1968.  In the summer of 1969 she married John B. Caldwell and they settled into a small house in Middletown.  Donna taught at Roosevelt Middle School while John attended law school. She would also earned her Master’s Degree from Miami University.  After John’s graduation from law school, he found employment at a small practice in West Union.  The couple moved there in January of 1974.
Donna quickly became very active within her new community in Adams County.  While working as the office manager for Young and Caldwell Law Office and raising her two children, she was a member and chairman of Shawnee District, Boy Scouts of America; a member of the West Union Junior Women’s Club and member and President of the Women’s Club;  Member and President of the 648 Mental Health Board; Regional Leader of the Flood Assistance Program, Adams County;  Trustee for Southern Ohio Health Services Network and the Mental Health Board of Adams, Lawrence and Scioto County;  A member, Elder, Deacon and part of the Bell Choir at the First Presbyterian Church in West Union; as well as many other clubs and committees.  Donna was also an ardent supporter of many tax levies within the county that supported schools and healthcare.
Donna was always willing to help others and always doing so with a smile, despite numerous health problems of her own. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and she will be missed by many.
Donna is survived by her loving husband John B. Caldwell of West Union; daughter Katherine Jones and Michael of West Union; son Chad Caldwell of Amelia; brother David Ferlise and Libby of Chillicothe; two grandchildren, Austin and Allison Boone; sister in law Kaye Ferlise; and good friend Peggy Trimble.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in West Union with Phil Fulton officiating, following cremation.  A time of fellowship will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. the day of the service at the church.  The Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorials can be made to the Adams County Humane Society, The First Presbyterian Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

One comment:

  1. John and family so sorry for your loss. I never got the pleasure of knowing her but Mom and Judy loved her so much. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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