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“Scott it has been alot of years but my condolences to you and your family. i know you all will remember the great times spent with a special person....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: don bird - Coral Springs, FL.

“Margie, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. It is never easy when they pass away but there are always things we remember about when we were...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Terri (Perman) DeVito

“Margie, Matt, & family ~ our sincere sympathy to you all in the passing of your Mom/Grandma. May you have comfort in The Lord and your friends. ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: John & JoAnn Waldruff - Shelby

“Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. A mother passing away is a great loss. -- Kelsie, Robert William, Thelma, Connie & Roberta...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: The Risner Clan - Owingsville, KY

“All my Love and Heartfelt Sympathy to you all. Maggie,Scott,Ray,Matt,Laura and your families, I have been blessed to be a part of your Moms life and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Judy ter Braak-Montes california

“Dear Margie, My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother. I went to school with you in 1970 {LOUGHMAN}. My husband...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: alice k. webb - shelby, ohio

“Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. With our...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah & Monty Sexton Aurora, IN

“With condolences to Ray and the rest of the family,my thought and prayers go out to all of you. God will not take the darkness away, but he will...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: David L. Gorsuch - Shelby, Ohio

“With love and great sadness. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Donna will be greatly missed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Joe & Carolyn Bonee


Donna M. Risner, age 88, a resident of Shelby went home to be with the Lord Friday morning March 30, 2012.

Born February 4, 1924 in Shelby to Clinton and Sarah (Clark) Cooper, she had been a lifelong Shelby resident. A 1942 graduate of Shelby High School, she had been employed at Shelby Salesbook Company, retiring in 1979.

Donna's favorite pastime was to hunt through antique shops and garage sales searching for special treasures for her home and family. She enjoyed crocheting afghans and making quilts as gifts for loved ones. Donna was well known for her incredible memory and never forgot a name or face.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Raymond C. and Geraldine Risner of Bellville and R. Scott Risner of Shelby; one daughter, Margie L. Taylor of Shelby; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Bill Whechel of Marion, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Risner in 2005 and daughter, Sue Elliott in 2002.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Oakland Cemetery with Chaplain Lee Beer officiating. Calling hours will not be observed. Memorial expressions may be made to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Donna, a grateful cancer survivor.

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