January 5, 2010
Donna Goeb. December 26, 1946 to January 5, 2010. Donna was born in Columbus, Ohio to Loretta Kay Ryan and Donald Green. Beauty, grace, courage, determination, compassion, creative, strength, generous, humorous, leader, teacher, mentor and inspiration are all words that describe our loving Donna. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, nurse, and friend. Donna had many educational, professional, and community accomplishments during her life and received many honors and awards. Donna was a nurse entrepreneur and touched the lives of so many children and families through her childcare business in Columbus, Ohio. Donna’s love for others and advocacy for children was evident through her life and nursing career. She was an active member in her church, vacation bible school, and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida. Donna felt so grateful and blessed that she had the opportunity to participate on a mission trip and serve the people of Ecuador. Serving and caring for others brought Donna great joy and happiness through out her life. God gave her the talents and gifts to care for others and this was her lifelong mission. Her family and friends will miss her tremendously but we are comforted by the wisdom, love, and inspirational words she provided during her last weeks on earth before she went home to be with our Heavenly Father. Donna is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 47 years, Michael,, son Donald (Diana), daughters Michele (Bill), Geri (Ryan), and Cassandra (Tony), 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sister Shirley (Nick) nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Donna spent the last ten years of her life in Florida and will return to Columbus, Ohio for her final resting place next to her mother and her daughter Robin. The family will offer memorial services in both Ohio and Florida to give all her friends and loved ones the opportunity to celebrate her life. Friends and loved ones may call at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville on Sunday January 10, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. where service will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Dr. David Hogg, officiting. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, OH. Memorial service will be held on Sunday January 17, 2010 beginning at 2 p.m. at Blake Memorial Baptist Church, 134 N. Euclid Avenue, Lake Helen, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Florida Hospital Foundation for the cancer care center at 770 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida, 32174, (386) 615-4147.
kathy Meaney - Jan 27, 2010
Hello, I only knew your wife and mom for such a short time. Just ten years, but you must know I loved her dearly. She touched me so deeply. She was beyond a dear friend. Your mom, Barbara and I had so many, many wonderful times together. Your mom walked into the room and the room lit up with joy. I am beyond sorrow for your loss. Kathy Meaney Naples