Donna J. Wells, 87

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Donna J. Wells, 87, of Carrollton, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, surrounded by her family. 

Born April 7, 1934, at City Hospital in Alliance, she was a daughter to William and Landa (Foltz) Howell.  

Donna graduated from Minerva High School and was employed by the United States Postal Service in Carrollton for 24 years, retiring as assistant postmaster. After her retirement, Donna had been employed at Kishmans IGA in Carrollton. She was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church, the former C.C.L. in Carrollton and loved playing in several different card clubs with her friends. Donna enjoyed going to the Carrollton Senior Center, line dancing and visiting casinos.

She is survived by five children, Debra Smith of Canton and Pamela (Allan) Duff, Landa (Don) Kurtz, Troy (Marilyn) Wells and Daryl (Susan) Wells, all of Carrollton; sister, Sally (Dick) Houze of Minerva; 16 grandchildren, Traci and Trevor Maple, Jennifer Bryant, Cody Duff, Seth Dolvin, Kyle, Ashlee, Lexi and Adam Kurtz, Sheena Gallop, Taylor, Hailey and Braden Wells, Alexandra Langmo and Samantha and Bryan Carroll; 20 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Judith Slack and Bonnie Davison; two grandchildren, Travis Maple and Nathan Baker; and special friend/companion, Eugene Hinerman. 

Following cremation, funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Pastor Mark Statler officiating. Calling hours will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc.  Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at

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