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Donna L. Shetler

Donna (Ash) Shetler, 69, left this world on July 6, 2019 after a long illness. She was born on December 20, 1949 in Akron. Donna graduated from Columbus Business School and Hiram College and worked in the Human Resources Department at Goodrich after graduation from Manchester High School. She then moved to work in Boston for several years and then on to North Carolina. She retired as the Vice President of Human Resources from Integon National Insurance Company in Goldsboro, NC to return home to Akron to care for her elderly parents. Donna was always dedicated to her family and friends and always the first one there when anyone needed her help. Next to her family, Donna dearly loved being with her many wonderful and special school girl friends--many whom she loved and they loved her from kindergarten until the day of her passing.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Carl, Sr. and Mary Ash; and brother, Carl Ash, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Bob; faithful dog, Scooter; brother, Roger (Chris) Ash; sister-in-law and long-time best friend, Dana Ash; nephew, Barry Ash; niece, Shannon Ash; aunt, Hilda Sommerville; numerous cousins; and of course, her many wonderful girl-friends.

No funeral services will be held per Donna’s last wishes. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Services of Summa Health System. All the hospice nursing staff and especially her nurse, Mandy, were so wonderful, kind, and caring to her and the family; especially her husband who cared for her day and night through her illness.

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I'm so very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I remember her as always having a smile and a gentle
soul. It was such a blessing that she and Bob had their time together.
My condolences to the Bob, Roger and family during this sad time.

Cheryl (Nollan) Brokaw Jul 10 2019 12:00 AM

Donna and I went to kindergarten through graduation together. We had many adventures and I will always remember our walks to Copes. I am glad she is not in pain anymore and know she's looking down at remaining loved ones telling them to miss her but not mourn. So sad to see her go so soon.

Robin (Coates) Shirey Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

To Bob and Roger and Scooter,
You have my sincerest and heartfelt condolences. She was a good lady...kind, smart, and giving.

Claudia Joseph Zimmerman Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Shetler

Janet (Greene) Antal MHS '66 Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

It is so difficult for me to say goodbye to Donna. She was my best and closest cousin. We had a lot of good times together along with my sister Carol. We went to Don Drumm a couple of times and lunch many times. I truly will miss her so much. Rest in peace my beautiful cousin. My condolences to her husband Bob, and brother Roger, Also Shannon, Barry, Chris, and Dana and our Aunt Hilda.

Bonnie Ash Donaldson Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM