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Donna J. Manning, 86, of Toronto, OH, passed away Friday June 21, 2019 in the Gables Care Center in Hopedale, OH.
Donna was born July 14, 1932 in Steubenville, OH, daughter of the late Clyde and Freda (McKnight) Stephens.
She was a homemaker who raised her nine children with her husband Jim. In her early years, she worked at the Steubenville Herald Star.
Donna was a member of the Riverview United Methodist Church in Toronto, the Methodist Women of the church, the Weirton Moose and the Toronto Bowling League. She was one the founders of the Toronto Girls Softball League.
One of Donnas most cherished memberships was being a Gold Star Mother, losing her son, Ronald J. Manning HN U.S. Navy, in 1975.
In addition to her son Ronald and her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband James H. Manning on Aug. 28, 2018.
Surviving are her three sons, James S. ‘Bo’ (Kelley) Manning, David (Kim) Manning both of Toronto and Douglas Manning of Mt. Sterling, OH; her five daughters, Cathy (Michael) Grimm of Bloomingdale, OH, Lisa (Eric) Skidmore, Paige (Mark) Blasko, Lori (Brett) Brandon and Stacey (Gary ‘Mo’) Berger all of Toronto; her brother, Ronald (Shirley) Riggleman of Toronto; 19 grandchildren, Lance and Ashley Grimm, Clay and Aubrey Manning, Brandon Stevens and Alisha Hanlin, Kyle Ellison and Kelsey Roman, Peyton Blasko, Adam Hannan, Paul Brandon and Brett Brandon, Jr., Cole Berger, Lexie Berger, Chandler David Manning, Michael, Chayse, Ryan and Ronnie Manning and 17 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received Monday June 24, 2019 from 4 - 8 pm at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home 701 Findley St. in Toronto. Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 am with additional visitation from 10 – 11 am. Rev. Ed Kovacik will officiate and burial will follow in Toronto Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to Riverview United Methodist Church 105 N. River Ave. Toronto, OH 43964.
Riverview United Methodist Church
105 N. River Ave., Toronto OH 43964