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Donna Hartle

Donna Hartle, 79, of Hillards passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 23, 2024, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Donna was born October 7, 1944, in Portsmouth Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Loyal and Bertha Kriley Dunkle.

Donna graduated from Slippery Rock High School. Donna was married to William Hartle on June 5, 1965, and together the couple had 4 children. Bill survives.

Donna was a devoted housewife and mother. Her home was filled with not only her children but she watched numerous neighborhood kids throughout the years. She loved to have her whole family together. She and Bill loved to go camping, especially at Jersey Shore, PA, where they had a permanent campsite for several years.  While camping and relaxing she enjoyed reading all types of novels, Sylvia Brown being her favorite.

Loved ones to cherish Donna’s memory are her husband Bill of Hillards, her children Michael Hartle of Hillards, Russell Hartle of Slippery Rock, Tina Best and her husband Daniel of Parker, and Mindy Rhoads (Bill Hildebrand) of Emlenton. Her siblings Gloria Jean Grey of the Jersey Shore PA, Cindy Fischer of Butler, Louise Lynn (Richard) of Grove City, and Wally Dunkle (Tina) of Butler. Her 5 grandchildren Nichelle Claypoole, Kayla Shay, Melanie Blauser, Darren Best, and Deanna Best, and 4 great-grandchildren Colton, Percival, Rosie, and Peyton.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Donna was welcomed into heaven by her parents, her two brothers Loyal E. and Carl Dunkle, a sister Glenda Blauser, son-in-law Tracy Rhoads and brother-in-laws David Fischer and Gale Grey.

Family will welcome friends at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton Street, Clintonville Pa on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Funeral services will take place at 4:00 p.m. with the Pastor’s Dave and Diana Hutch officiating from the Six Points Church officiating.

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