Donna Jean Sandefur (nee: Schoff), 74 years of age, and a lifetime resident of Birmingham, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 25, 2020, at her home.
Donna was born March 5, 1946, in Norwalk, Ohio and was raised in Birmingham.
Donna considered her greatest achievement in life being mother to her three sons. During her son's youth she was active as a Boy Scout Den Mother and in Olympics of the Mind during middle school and high school. She also worked at Bettcher Industries as a machinist for 25 years and also at Harrison Manufacturing for 20 years. She loved doing puzzles, spending time at home and had a love for animals.
Survivors include her children, Brian G. Sandefur of Wakeman; Shawn and Dian Sandefur of League City, TX; and Brett Sandefur of Corpus Christi, TX; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and her sister Jessie Mae Purcell of Montrose, CO.
She was preceded in death by her siblings William Wickline, Thomas Wickline, John Elmer Schoff, and Emelyn Scarberry; and her parents Elmer And Norma Schoff (nee: Russel).
Public visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, July 30, 2020 by reservation at https://signup.com/go/eUDpitW or by calling 440-988-4451 during business hours from 9-5 pm, at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, Ohio. Limited public funeral for family and friends will be held Thursday at noon by reservation at https://signup.com/go/OkreTgw at the funeral home. PUBLIC LIVE STREAMING of the funeral service will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com on Thursday, July 30th at 12 noon by selecting the live stream tab to gain access. Rebroadcasting of services will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria OH 44035.
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