Donna Maxine Smith

1923 - 2020

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Donna Maxine (Thomas) Smith passed away in Findlay on September 30, 2020. Donna was born in Seneca County to Ralph R. and S. Elsie (Stahl) Thomas on May 15, 1923. She graduated from Vanlue High School in 1941. Donna married Virden H. Smith on April 25, 1943. Virden preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2012. Also preceded her in death was a brother, John Thomas. Donna is survived by her children, Doren L. Smith, Marla (John) Roller and Biron J. Smith. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Brett (Kimberly) Roller, Natalie (Erik) McNair, Tyler (Amanda) Smith, Joel Smith and Travis Roller. Great grandchildren include Cecilia Roller, Elizabeth Roller, Josiah Smith and William McNair. Donna is also survived by sisters, Norma (Larry) Hoover, Rose Randolph and Nancy (Bill) Higginbotham and a brother, Claren Thomas. Also preceding her were a brother, Winfield Thomas, brother-in-law, Tom Randolph and sisters-in-law, Fran Thomas and Sandra Thomas. Donna was a homemaker and member of the West Independence United Methodist Church for 77 years. The family would like to express their appreciation to Primrose Retirement Community for the excellent care Donna received. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Mark Weatherman will officiate and burial will follow in Knollcrest Gardens Cemetery, east of Findlay. Memorials may be made to the West Independence United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made via

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Monday, October 5th 2020 5:00 -7:00 PM
    Tuesday, October 6th 2020 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, October 6th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

  • Contributions:

    West Independence UMC

    22876 SR 224
    Fostoria, Ohio 44830

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To : family
Date :Friday, October 2nd 2020
From : Susan Hoffman
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and condolences at this time for your family. May you remember the good times.

To : Entire Smith family
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Pamela marvin lim
You all have my thoughts and prayers in the passing of Donna

To : Smith Family
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Michael Thomas
Hello Marla and Family,

You have my deepest condolences regarding you mother. Hope all is well with you all.

Michael Thomas

To : Marla John and Family
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : John and Phyllis
Marla, John and Family,
You have our deepest sympathies, but rejoice in knowing your Mom and Dad are together again in the presence of Jesus, without all the aches and pains this world gives us. I apologize that we will not make it to the funeral, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.