Donovan Hennis

March 29, 1926 - April 17, 2002
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DONOVAN E. HENNIS, 76, of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday morning, April 17, 2002 at Union Hospital in Dover. He was born March 29, 1926 in Hopedale to the late Thomas G. and Mae B. Pinch Hennis. During World War II, Donovan served honorably with the U. S. Army in the south Pacific. On November 22, 1947 he married the…

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DONOVAN E. HENNIS, 76, of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday morning, April 17, 2002 at Union Hospital in Dover. He was born March 29, 1926 in Hopedale to the late Thomas G. and Mae B. Pinch Hennis. During World War II, Donovan served honorably with the U. S. Army in the south Pacific. On November 22, 1947 he married the former Esther E. Fulton, who survives. Donovan worked as a pipe fitter for Weirton Steel from 1955 until retiring in 1986. From 1982 until 1995 the couple lived in Deersville where Donovan served as a trustee for the Deersville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He also was a member of Faith Community Chapel in Leesville. The couple relocated to New Philadelphia in 1995. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas (Anita) Hennis of Ruther Glen, VA; a daughter, Caroline (Jim) Elliott of Fresno, CA; brothers, Harry (Tillie) Hennis of Norwalk and William (Donna (Hennis) of Unionport; sister, Colleen Devore of Bloomingdale; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two daughters, Colleen and Mary Elizabeth; a brother, Thomas, and a sister, Arvella Shaffer. The memorial service will be Saturday, April 20, 2002, 10:00 AM in Faith Community Chapel, 145 S. Union St., Leesville, with Pastor Douglas Mallernee officiating. Private burial will take place at Bloomingdale Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Faith Community Chapel, P. O. Box 184, Leesville, OH 44639

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Born: March 29, 1926
Died: April 17, 2002

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Tom & Fran Sawka posted on 4/19/02

Dear Ester, Caroline, and Tommy: We were so sorry to learn of Don's passing. Our hearts are heavy for your sorrow. Praying for you all... Love, Tom and Fran Sawka

 

Linda (Hammer) Vandeborne posted on 4/19/02

Esther, Caroline and Tommy, Mom called and told me of Don's passing. When I last talked to Donna (Hennis) she told me he was not doing well. Please accept my condolenses. Please tell Colleen how sad I was to hear of his passing. Esther, if you would please tell Caroline that you heard from me I would appreciate it. I think of her fondly often. Sincerely, Linda

 

Elmer and Alice Tope posted on 4/18/02

Hi Esther, We are so sorry you've lost Donovan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sure Dot and Bob will be in touch. Elmer and Alice Tope

 

JOSEPH GRIECO posted on 4/20/02

I'm very sorry about Donovan. I was a fellow pipefitter with him when he retired. May God bless the family.

 

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