Donna Fern (Stipes) Porch

| July 27, 2018

COSHOCTON – Donna Fern (Stipes) Porch, age 85, of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Donna was born in Coshocton on February 14, 1933 to the late Robert and Opal (Norman) Stipes. She is a graduate of Coshocton High School.  In 1953, she married Jesse Porch who preceded her in death in January of 2011. Donna was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a seamstress who not only made clothes and drapes, but did alterations as well. When her husband was alive they enjoyed square dancing, round dancing, and camping. She also enjoyed her flower gardens and window-shopping for antiques.

Donna is survived by her two children, Kent (Lisa) Porch and Kelly (Steve) Oborn, four grandchildren, Jessica (Cody) Stickdorn, Christopher (Deana) Porch, Jessica Denman, and Stephanie (Brandon) Whitehead, four great-grandchildren, Aiden and Leo Stickdorn, Mason Fox, and Asher Whitehead, one brother, Robert (Nancy) Stipes, and one sister-in-law, Connie Kirk.

Along with her husband and parents, Donna is preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Piper, and her aunt, Edith Saylor.

Funeral services for Donna will be held at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Keith Peachey officiating. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral services on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those who wish, memorial contributions can be made in Donna’s name to Grace United Methodist Church at 422 Walnut St. Coshocton, Oh 43812.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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