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HOPEDALE — Carolyn Donelson, 87, of Hopedale, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday (April 5, 2017) at her home.

She was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Toledo, to Oris and Elsie Bennett Easton. She married Roy W. Donelson on March 25, 1950, in Heyworth. He passed away July 22, 2010.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis Donelson, Hopedale, and Phillip (Tanya) Donelson, Clinton; one daughter, Vickie Reeser, Pekin; four grandchildren, Christopher and Jacob Reeser, Taylor and Riley Donelson; one sister, Barbara Yordy, Greenfield, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, John Reeser; three sisters; and one brother.

Carolyn worked for the Olympia School District in the cafeteria for many years.

She was a member of Boynton Mennonite Church in Hopedale, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of its WMA. She was an active volunteer for Mennonite Relief Sale, Hopedale Lions Club and Hopedale Fourth of July celebration.

She was a seamstress and enjoyed gardening and flowers. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

Her funeral will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Boynton Mennonite Church, Hopedale. Visitation will be from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Friday at the church. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Burial will be at a later date. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home, Hopedale, is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Boynton Mennonite Church.

To express condolences, visit www.davisoswaldfh.com.

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