Gallup, Donna

Written by David Green.

Donna May Gallup, 71, of Lyons, Ohio, died Jan. 31, 2011, in her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Berkey, Ohio, to Leo and Rosella (Miller) Eisel.  She graduated from Metamora High School in 1957. Donna married Richard Gallup on Jan. 9, 1960.

She was a very active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Altar Rosary Society, and election board. Donna was well known for her cooking, and she loved to quilt and crochet. She had a strong dedication to her family, friends, neighbors and the farm. Donna was a founding partner in State Line Farms and was the cement that held it together during difficult times.

She is survived by her husband;  children, Gary (and Laura) Gallup, Barbara (and Roy) Kunkle, Linda Gallup, Sharon (and Matthew) Mignin, and Amy (and Joe) Frasier; grandchildren, Kaitlin and Mitchell Gallup, Jessie, Glen and Dillon Kunkle, Elizabeth Mignin, and Logan and Dalton Frasier; siblings, Charles and Orville Eisel, Helen Grime, Marie Messner, Rose Gleckler, Carol Gleckler and Alice Mack; sisters-in-law Joyce Eisel and Rosemary Pontius.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Rita Lumbrezer and Louella Eisel; and brothers, Jim and Leon Eisel.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where a Rosary service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation is also planned from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11 a.m., with Fr. Ron Schock and Fr. Steven Majoros officiating.  Interment will follow at Lyons Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Fulton and Williams County Hospice.

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