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Donna Mae Wilhelm

February 14, 1939 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 82)

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Donna Mae Wilhelm, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Hospice House in Poland, OH. She was born in Dayton, PA on February 14, 1939 to Paul and Susie (Cravener) Hayes. 

She was a graduate of Austintown-Fitch High School and a lifelong resident of Austintown. Throughout most of her life she worked for her father's (Paul Hayes) concession trailer business at numerous fairs, including the Canfield Fair. She worked at Dale's Dry Cleaners for many years, as well as at the VFW in Mineral Ridge. Donna loved garage sales, cookbooks, doing dishes, shopping in general, and that she was a most avid Vindicator reader. She was a wonderful seamstress and quilter, and especially loved making costumes for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her children, Sandra "Sandy" (Graydon "Tim") Lude and John (Sandy) Wilhelm, all of Austintown; grandchildren, Raechel (Mike Ilich) Lude of Austintown and Megan Wilhelm of Youngstown; and great-grandchild, Journey Molina of Austintown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Walter and Guy Hayes; and granddaughter, Lindsay Lude.

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