Donna L. Hamilton - Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Donna L. Hamilton

October 17, 1959 - December 10, 2021
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Donna L. Hamilton, 62, of New Philadelphia passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover on December 10, 2021 following a short period of declining health.

Born in Belleville, Michigan, on October 17, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Champ and Hermie (Blair) Childers.

After completing her formal …

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Donna L. Hamilton, 62, of New Philadelphia passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover on December 10, 2021 following a short period of declining health.

Born in Belleville, Michigan, on October 17, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Champ and Hermie (Blair) Childers.

After completing her formal education, Donna spent her life caring for others. She nurtured children, provided love and care for nursing home residents and also served in-home healthcare patients.

She had a love for music, especially Bluegrass, and was a wonderful chef.

In 2006, she married her loving husband, Thomas L. Hamilton.

In addition to Tom, Donna will be deeply missed by her family including her siblings, Denise (Stewart) Stonesifer of Westminster, MD, Wanda (Larry) Short of Dema, KY, Marcus (Shelia) Childers of Willard, Ohio, and Elvin (Lillian) Childers of Plymouth, Ohio; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia from 5 to 7 p.m. A public graveside service will be held in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville at Noon on Saturday, December 18.

Memorial contributions in Donna’s memory may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, RMHC of Northeast Ohio, Inc., 10415 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4709.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 17, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Union Cemetery - Uhrichsville


West 7th Street, UHRICHSVILLE, OH, 44683

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Ronald McDonald House - Cleveland

RMHC of Northeast Ohio, Inc.
10415 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4709

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Todd short posted on 12/18/21

i keep thinking about when you busted me and sean getting papaws white lightning, we was so drunk you couldnt act mad for cracking up...i love you aunt Donna im going to miss that music tee of my faverite band comming on christmass also..its just a short while and im going to keep pushing through so watch over me little man


Carol Slone posted on 12/17/21

So sorry for your loss she was a great lady??


nancy thornsberry posted on 12/16/21

You will be missed by a lot of family and friends. R.I.P. Donna


Teresa Skaggs posted on 12/14/21

Donna will always be in my heart and especially all of our childhood memories, I'm praying for our family. We called ourselves" The girls" truly as Wanda said, best days of our lives, love you Donna


Lillian Childers posted on 12/14/21

One less shining light that brought us lots of joy and happiness. She will surely be missed.


Kathy Thornsberry Reiss posted on 12/14/21

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Donna wrote me a message not long ago about my dad and my granddaughter, so sweet of her. I am sure she will be missed.


Deborah Childers posted on 12/14/21

I always remember how you loved to laugh and make others laugh. You'll be missed. Love you Donna


Deborah Childers posted on 12/14/21

Donna you had a great personality. You were always so good to me ,John and mom. You'll definitely be missed. You,Champ,and Hermie watch over John until I get there. Love you Donna Sending prayers and hugs to all the family. Love Deborah Childers and Sandra Childers


Bonita Sue Hampton Hamilton posted on 12/13/21

My thoughts and prayers are with all her family . Donna was always so kind and always had a smile . Will never forget you.


Shelley Roberts posted on 12/13/21

Markell, Ryan and boys, I am at a loss for words. I can not even begin to tell you how sorry I am about Donna. She was so awesome to be around. Her sense of humor was my favorite thing about her. Just know I am here if you need anything!! Love you all. ????


Stephanie Thornsberry posted on 12/13/21

She will be greatly missed.A loving a caring soul. Steve Thornsberry and family.


Laura Jean Dye posted on 12/13/21

My thoughts and prayer go out to Donna’s family and all who knew and loved her. She was a beautiful soul and heaven is now a more beautiful place. May God bring you all peace in this difficult time. Rest easy Donna.


William and Stephanie Moore posted on 12/13/21

Sending our deepest condolences and love.


Rebecca Thornsberry Hollon posted on 12/13/21

Some beautiful day, we'll all meet in Heaven. We love you, Donna. Deepest sympathy to Tom and our Childers family, wishing you all peace and comfort.


Angelea R Thornsberry posted on 12/13/21

To help you light your way


Angelea R Thornsberry posted on 12/13/21

The world was a better place with Donna around. I will remember many things about her, but the one above all is laughter. She had the best laugh and she made everyone in her presence laugh good side splitting laughter. Her presence will be missed by all whom she touched. I love you cousin. Prayers and blessings to the Childers/Hamilton family Angie Thornsberry


Chris Smith posted on 12/13/21

God bless you Donna. ??????


Keara davis posted on 12/13/21

You will be missed dearly I remember coming to your house to eat breakfast you were a good chef and you were a wonderful babysitter my baby sisters loved going to your house you will be missed greatly