Donna Rae (Thomas) Myers Adams, age 97, of Grover Hill passed away January 6, 2021 at the Gardens of Paulding. She was born November 12, 1923 in Allen County, Ohio to William and Leona (McClure) Thomas. Surviving are her daughters Claudia (Myers) Elliott (Gary) of Grover Hill and Tina (Adams) Sheely (Kevin) of rural Spencerville, IN., 7 grandchildren, Gary Elliot, Jr., Gena (Placencia) Bishop, Rachel (Elliot) Adair, Nikki (Placencia) Moore, Megan (Sheely) Mitchell, Logan Sheely and Jordan Sheely, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. Preceding her in death was her husband George J. Adams in 1994, siblings Olive Scherer, Rheba Miller, Betty Koenig, and William Rex Thomas, son-in-law Jon E. Niblick, and nephews Garry D and Ricky L. Miller.
Donna graduated from Grover Hill High School in 1941, where she played basketball and sang in the choir. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" in Long Beach, CA working for the Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II. She finished her working career as a cutter-grinder on jet engines at Excello in Lima.
Donna was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Grover Hill where she was involved with the food pantry. She enjoyed her grandchildren's sporting and music events and loved traveling with the YWCA. She was an excellent seamstress, loved music, reading, word finds, and cheering for OSU and Wayne Trace.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill, Ohio with Pastor Michael Waldron officiating.
Preferred memorials may be directed to the Grover Hill Volunteer Fire Department or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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