Donna Jean McFarland, of Masury, Ohio, passed from this life at 5:20 AM on Monday, March 23, 2015, while a patient in Sharon Regional Health Care System, following a period of declining health. She was 76.
Donna was born February 19, 1939, in Sharon, a daughter to Paul & Goldie (Jackson) King-Black.
A 1957 graduate of Brookfield High School, she found employment at G.A.T.X., Masury, working as a secretary and later on as a tank car inspector.
She was a member of the Masury United Methodist Church.
In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards with the “Girls”, making her crafts, doing her aerobics, being a social butterfly, and tending to her flowers in “Donna’s Garden”. She especially loved traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by: her husband, Thomas J. McFarland, whom she married October 24, 2001; her children, G. Ferguson, Seattle, WA, Sharon Cooper, Masury, and Dawn Walker, Springfield, IL; her siblings, David King, Conneaut, OH, Harry King, Cortland, OH, and Diane Harris, Belington, WV; her step-sons, Kenneth McFarland, Zelienople, PA, Timothy McFarland, Maricopa, AZ, Glen McFarland, Masury, Rick Hassel, Sharon, Jerry Hassel, Masury, & Brian Hassel, Masury; her fourteen grandchildren; and her seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Gerald P. Hassel.
A time of gathering to honor Donna’s life will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 4-7 PM at Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. Her celebration continues on Friday at 11 AM. She will be laid rest in Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
As suggested by her family, material contributions can be made to the Masury U.M.C., 1382 Broadway Avenue, Masury, Ohio 44438 (or) the Alzheimer’s Association in your area.
Coordination of this tribute for Miss Donna will be presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director (330-509-3135)