Virginia Louise Donahue (nee Engel), age 98, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Brookdale Westerville Senior Living.
Virginia was born August 1, 1921 in Steubenville, OH. She was the only daughter of Harry Wilhelm and Minnie (Bigler) Engel. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She married the love of her life the late James Ray Donahue on May 18, 1943 following her graduation from The Ohio State University with a diploma in nursing. She worked for many years as a private duty nurse and staff nurse at The Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and only brother, Carl W. Engel. She is survived by her daughter Terry A. Smith (Calvin) of Columbus and son James Ray Donahue, II (Carol) of Aurora, CO; grandchildren, Kelly (Smith) and John Pabst, Kerry (Smith) and Steve Maloney, Robin (Donahue) and Jeremy Richardson, and James Ray Donahue, III and Tina (Stroumbos); Great-grandchildren, Luke A. Maloney, Skyler Richardson, James Ray IV and Mackenzie Donahue.
Friends may call 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville, OH. A Daughter of the Nile Memorial service will be held at 4:30 PM Saturday. She will be interred with her husband at the Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio in the spring. The family will have a Celebration of Life, the date to be determined.
The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Westerville Senior Living and Brookdale Hospice for their compassionate care given to Virginia.