Donna M. Shear, a hardworking and strong-willed mother and grandmother, has sadly passed away at the age of 91.
Born on July 31, 1932, in Silver Lake, Donna spent her early years in the town and received her education there.
Donna's work ethic was commendable, as she held positions at several notable establishments throughout her career. She worked tirelessly at United Telephone, Blue Bell Jean Factory, Zale Drugs, Simon Advertising and even continued her employment into her eighties at Walmart, primarily in the Electronics Department. Her dedication to her work and family was truly inspiring.
Outside of her professional life, Donna also had a passion for putting together puzzles and coloring pictures. These activities allowed her to express her creativity and enjoy moments of tranquility. In addition, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Pierceton Chapter #56) for over 50 years. Through this organization, she fostered meaningful connections with others who shared similar values and interests.
Surrounded by her loving family, Donna passed away on Sept. 14, 2023, at Grace Village in Winona Lake.
She is survived by daughter, Cathy (Mike) Orr, of Warsaw; son, Steven (Michele) Shear, of Wimauma, Fla.; five grandchildren: Christopher (Andrea Miller) Aker, of Warsaw; Courtney (Troy) King, of Warsaw; Michael (Jennifer) Shear, of Everett, Wash.; David (Sara) Shear, of Franklin, Tenn.; and Adam Shear, of Indianapolis; as well as eight great-grandchildren: Paige, Sydney and Hannah King; Allison, Zoey, Emily, Lilly and Avery Shear. Additionally she is survived by sister, Phyllis Zolman, of Mentone; brother, Dale Roberts, of Monroe; and by many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her beloved husband, John "Bud" Shear; and three brothers: Max, Rex and Norman Roberts.
The Shear family invites friends to attend a visitation to be held at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 Sheridan St., Warsaw, on Sept. 20. The visitation will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Donna will be privately interred at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw with her husband, Bud.
Those wishing to give memorial gifts should consider Gentiva Hospice who loving cared for Donna in her final days - by mail at 1476 W. 18th St., Rochester, IN 46975.