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Joan Donahue

Joan M. Donahue, 78, of Lincolnville, died June 20 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

She was born in Marion County, the daughter of Irvin and Margaret (Unruh) Dirks. She grew to adulthood and graduated from high school at Durham.

On Jan. 26, 1953, she married James C. “Jim” Donahue. They owned and operated Donahue Corporation and Clover Cliff Ranch Bed and Breakfast.

She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Jay Dean Donahue.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; three sons, Dudley of Durham, Tom of Fort Collins, Colo., and Tim of Lincolnville; a daughter, Debbie of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Theresa Remmers of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion.

Interment will be at 6 tonight at Durham Park Cemetery near Durham.

Memorial funds have been established with Our Savior Lutheran Church and Marion County Spay and Neuter Program in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St, Marion KS 66861.

Last modified June 23, 2011

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