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Donna M. Gardner 1939-2020

NILES — Donna M. Gardner, 80, of Niles, entered peacefully into eternal life at 9:50 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown, with her loving family at her side, under the comforting care of hospice.

She was born Saturday, Oct. 28, 1939, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late George and Catherine McIntyre Wagner and was a lifelong area resident.

Donna was a nurse’s aide at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home and enjoyed being a private-duty nanny and working in several daycares.

She was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mineral Ridge, where she was a sacristan and a member of the Women’s Guild.

Donna enjoyed antiques and shopping.

She will forever be remembered by her five children, Robert (Kiersty Cox) Gardner of Tampa, Fla., Marianne Fleischer of Champion, Patricia (Thomas) Bickerstaff of Mineral Ridge, Justine (Ken) Koenig of Mineral Ridge and Christine (Jeff) Callow of Girard; and grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Fleischer, Kyle Bickerstaff, Alex Koenig and Adam (fiancee, Tasha Bornmann) Koenig and Ella Marie Callow and Quinn Cox.

In keeping with the order of the governor during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public calling hours observed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered privately for the family on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Murphy officiating.

Burial will follow in Kerr Cemetery, Weathersfield.

In lieu of flowers being sent, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 3504 Main St., Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones. This obituary may be viewed, and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneral home.com.

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