Dona Painter | Death notice | norfolkdailynews.com
HOSKINS – Services for Dona (Dobb) Painter, 71, Hoskins, will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 at the Hoskins Community Center. Clark Jenkinson will officiate.
Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk is making arrangements.
Dona passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, after a short battle with colon cancer.
Please feel free to join us at the Family Paints Pub afterwards to continue the celebration. Remember that this is not a goodbye but a “see you later, alligator”.
Dona (Dobb) Painter was born on June 18, 1950, at Naval Station San Diego, California. She was the daughter of James Hubert Dobb and Betty Jane (Ohlund) Dobb. She lived in San Diego, Hutchinson, Kan., And Burton, Kan., Until her father passed away when she was 5 years old. Dona then moved to Stanton with her mother, Betty Dobb, and her two sisters, Diane (Dobb) Knoelle and Dawn (Dobb) Woeppel.
She graduated from Stanton High School in 1968.
Dona married Jerry Painter on June 4, 1971 at the Madison County Courthouse, and from this union were born two children, James A. Painter and Sarah B. (Painter) Wehrle.
Dona graduated from Wayne State College with an Arts Major and a Minor in Home Economics in 1973. She worked at the Warehouse Market until it closed in 1985 and continued to clean houses until she and Jerry. buy the bar in Hoskins and call it “Paints Pub”. “
Dona was an icon in the village of Hoskins. She touched the lives of many people and was always available to give desired and sometimes unwanted advice. Because of this, she was affectionately referred to as “Ma” by all who knew her. Later, she was known for her Crock-Pot lunches and was still “a hard cookie”.
Her life motto was to always have fun and whether it was water fights, icing fights, candy fights, or just having a good time, she lived up to that motto and lived well.
Dona was also known for misspelling her name in a number of newspapers and advertisements and for not having a middle name or initial.
Dona “Ma” Painter is survived by her son, James (Barbie) Painter of Hoskins, and their three daughters, Jacie, Kelcie and Allie; and daughter Sarah (Ryan) Wehrle of Stanton, and their two children, Hannah and Taylor. She is also survived by her dear friend, Paul Barg, and her adopted daughter, Kayla Reed, both of Hoskins.
She will be missed by her loyal canine companions, Kelly Beans and Charlie Brown, who kept her to the end, even though they had no teeth.
She was welcomed home by her mother, Betty Dobb; his father, James Hubert Dobb; and her late husband, Jerry Painter.
Honorary bearers will be Adelle Gallop, Kayla Reed, Rusty Boggs, Hannah Wehrle, Jacie Painter, Kelcie Painter, Taylor Wehrle, Allie Painter and Kelly Beans and Charlie Brown, the toothless three-pound attack dogs.