Donna Kay (Williamson) Smith

Born: Wed., Sep. 25, 1940
Died: Sun., May 7, 2017


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

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Donna Kay Smith, 76, of Pleasant Lake died on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Donna was a Registered Nurse.  She took pre-nursing courses at Marion College in Marion, Indiana and then graduated from Indianapolis Methodist School of Nursing where she graduated at the top of her class.  She had worked at Elmhurst Hospital in Angola and then at Bellefontaine Medical Clinic for 25 years before retiring.  

Donna was born September 25, 1940 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Gleason and Martha (Eger) Williamson.  She married Ronald L. “Ron” Smith on August 24, 1963.

She was a member of Fairview Missionary Church, Angola and the National Nursing Services Organization.

Surviving are her husband, Commissioner Ronald L. “Ron” L. Smith of Pleasant Lake, Indiana; daughters, Neysa Smith of Yuma, Arizona and Lynette (Christopher) Meyer of Pleasant Lake, Indiana; sister, Joyce Williamson of Toronto, Ohio; two grandchildren; one niece and five great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Aaron Marc Smith in July 1997.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 12, 2017 at Fairview Missionary Church in Angola, Indiana with Pastor Norman Fuller, Pastor David Lietzel and Pastor Joel Greenwood officiating.

Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday, May 12, 2017 prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made in Donna’s memory to Missionaries support by Fairview Missionary Church, Crisis Pregnancy Center of Northeast Indiana, Angola, Indiana or Women in Transition.

Charitable donations may be made in Donna's memory to the following organizations:

Crisis Pregnancy Center of Northeast Indiana

Missionaries support by Fairview Missionary Church

Women in Transition of Steuben County
412 S. John Street, Angola, IN 46703

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Paul & Janet Turner
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Ron, Lynette, Neysa and Joyce. Our hearts go out to you today as you share the loss of your beloved Donna. You knew her better that the rest of us, but she did a wonderful job of letting us know who she was. She couldn't hide a thing and her face and voice expressed so well her outlook on life and situations around her. Complications came with her long illness, but without complaint she wore it with grace and love that could only come from the Lord Jesus and relationship with you and her family. Her Mom and Dad gave her a foundation of life "to just hang in there and see it through." Ron, she didn't care much for that trip to Mammoth Cave and going down down to the bottom in the darkness. She wanted to live in the light! She married you anyway, and now you have so many wonderful memories walking together day by day. Life for us in mortal and fragile. Donna pointed us toward the immortal found only in the Christ of God. Let's go on with God. We love you and lift you to Jesus..

Keith Price
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
To Ron and family, you have my sincerest condolences for your loss. I first became acquainted with the Williamson family in 1957 and all my memories are good ones

Cindy Coleman Crist
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about Donna, but I love that she is rejoicing in heaven! Will be keeping your family in my prayers.

Rac Coffey
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Mr. Smith,

I am saddened to hear of the passing of your wife. I want to thank you for your guidance while I was your student. You were one of the most influential teachers and people I have ever met. My father and I were just discussing you the other day. Your wife was truly a remarkable person and I can remember talking with her and seeing her at many of our sporting events. My family sends it loves and prayers and thank you for all you have done for so many in the Hamilton Community and beyond. You and your wife truly touched the hearts of many.

Willie Jean Smith Tidwell
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Donna from the time she worked for Dr. Schrepferman until we moved. She was a great nurse and wonderful person. I still remember you as one of my best teachers and I know you were a great example to many students at Hamilton thru the years. You and your family are in my prayers.

Shelly Allen
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Donna's family. We appreciate her kindness, and to know that she is with Jesus today with no suffering and full of joy.

Jim & Anita Stock
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Donna. We enjoyed her service of being Dr. Schrepferman's nurse. Blessings to the family. Jim & Anita Stock

Jim & Anita Stock
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
Our sympathy to the family of Donna. We always enjoyed her service as the nurse for Dr. Schrepjerman. She was a great nurse. God's Blessings to the family. Jim & Anita Stock

   Posted Fri May 12, 2017


John&Nancy Williamson
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
We was always glad to see Donna at Church. Donna always had a good smile when talking or just shaking hands. With our last name and Donna,s maiden last name we had that little connection. We know that Jesus was happy to get you to everlasting happiness with no pain or suffering.

Sally Crites
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
Ron and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Only God knows. I can see Donna now busy with all the things she loves to do and watching over all her family, sharing that with all the ones that went home before her. and wishing you peace until you all are together again. I'm sorry I could not attend. Please forgive me as I have come down with an very bad Spring cold and for the sake of others I remain home and resting. again, may Gods peace be with you all.

Judy (Jackson) Milleman
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
Mr. Smith, I am so sorry for the passing of your beloved Donna. Our thoughts are with you and your daughters during your time of sorrow.

Jim & Judy Milleman

Dana & Patricia Slack
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
We are surely going to miss Donna, but we are so sure that she is now in the Heavenly peace that Jesus has for His children when they are called home. Donna had the wonderful gifts of caring and service. We knew her for only 45 years and she was such a blessing and inspiration for us. We often see Lynette and we see Donna's gifts in her. Ron your continuance caring for Donna is such a Christian example of the Christian Marriage vows. Ron you have our Condolences and we are praying for your family. We are sorry that we could not be at the funeral Blessings

Andy Wells
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Mr. Smith,

I was very much saddened to hear of Donna's passing. She was such a sweet and caring person, who always put a smile on my face whenever we'd chat (usually, at the grocery store). My wife, Sarah, and I want to send our deepest sympathy and condolences.

Andy Wells
Ft. Wayne, IN