Donna M. Lahna

| November 18, 2020

Donna M. Lahna passed away peacefully at home the way she lived her long joy filled life of 96 years, surrounded by her loving children, after several years of declining health issues.

Born Aug. 13, 1924 in Tyndall, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Oneda (DeCoursey) Wilden.

On Jan. 22, 1946, she married Richard Lahna. He preceded her death on Nov. 13, 1983.

Mrs. Lahna was a 1942 graduate of Conesville High School. During World War II, she worked as a typist at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio and later worked at Clow Bomb Shop in Coshocton.

She and her late husband farmed in the Plainfield and Bakersville area for many years. Donna enjoyed reading, photography, traveling, and attending the activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially Bakersville tractor pulls and having family in her home for holiday gatherings. She was also a member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Newcomerstown.

She is survived by two sons, George A. (Regina) Lahna and Jonathan R. (Beverly) Lahna both of Bakersville; six daughters, Joyce A. (Mark) Bordenkircher; Mary J. Carnes, and Marcia J. (Charles) Mourer, all of Coshocton, Karen M. (Kenneth) Patterson of West Lafayette, Johanna M. (Daniel) Mizer of Fresno, and Cecilia M. (Jack) Chapman of Canton; 37 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren; a brother, Leroy (Juanita) Wilden of Plainfield; two sisters, Annabelle Mitchell, Sandra K. (Wendall) Mitchell of Conesville; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Lahna was preceded in death by her two sons, Lewis J. and Carlos R. Lahna; grandson, Kurt Patterson; great-grand-daughter, Austin Branham; son-in-law, Clifford Carnes; grandson-in-law, William Nolan; two sisters, Alma C. (Francis) Thompson, Beatrice I. (Robert) Walters; brother, Walter R. Wilden; and brother-in-law, James Mitchell.

Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2-5 p.m. where a wake service will begin at 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 805 Main St., Coshocton on Monday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. with Father Homer Blubaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19, visitors coming to the funeral home are required to wear their own masks and attendees will be limited inside the building.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, American Cancer Society and/or Community Hospice of Coshocton; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

An online memorial is located at

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