Donna Kannal

Donna J. Kannal

March 15, 1938 March 12, 2020

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Obituary for Donna J. Kannal

Donna Jean Kannal, 81

KENT, OHIO - Donna Jean Kannal of Kent, Ohio went home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Born in East Fairfield, Ohio on March 15, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Madalyn Anglemyer Garrod. She was a graduate of East Fairfield High School, Class of 1956 where she met her “Lifetime Sweetheart” in the Junior Class Play. Her family was her pride and joy; selflessly outpouring her love and devotion to her husband, her children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In retirement “from her family”, she filled her empty nest years pouring her heart and soul into the ownership of two Amish restaurants. She lived every day with a smile on her face and shared positive encouraging words with everyone; a very special lady who will be missed greatly.

Donna is survived by her husband of 63 years, Larry F. Kannal, her four children and their spouses, Larry A. Kannal of Kent, Ohio, Brenda Depew (Mark) of Hudson, Ohio, Kathy Baer
(Tom) of Pickens, South Carolina, and Eric Kannal (Kim) of Davie, Florida; her nine
grandchildren Ashley Kannal, Nathaniel Depew (Katelyn), Emily Depew, Caroline Depew,
Jonathan Depew, Nicholas Baer (Hannah), Kristen Murray (Neilson), Alison Kannal, and Drew
Kannal; and her three great-grandchildren Chandler and Oliver Baer, and Adeline Murray. She
also is survived by her sister, Sharon Crabill (Bill), of East Palestine, Ohio, and brothers, George
Garrod of Columbiana, Ohio, Dave Garrod (Peggy), of Virginia, and Will Garrod (Deborah), of
Lisbon, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth

A private memorial service was held for the immediate family on March 16th. A Celebration of
Donna’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
in Donna’s name to The National Ataxia Foundation, 600 Highway 169 South, Suite 1725,
Minneapolis, MN 55426; Fostering Hope, 3737 Lander Road #214 Cleveland, Ohio 44124, or
the charity of your choice.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, March 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Monday, March 16th, 2020
    Rev. Norm Eckert
  • Interment

    Columbiana Cemetery
    347 East Park Street
    Columbiana, Ohio
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I have such fond memories of Donna. She was always so thoughtful, generous, and kind. She was a very loving person and always expressed interest in others. My deepest sympathy to all of the Kannals and hugs for Brenda and Kathy!
Maxine Butler
Comment | Posted at 12:15pm via Condolence

Lynette Kehoe

Comment | Posted at 11:51am via Condolence

Lynette Kehoe

She will always be a part of my heart. I got to know her from Mary Yoders a kinder, sweeter lady you will not find. I still keep some of the things she gave me to remind me of her
Posted at 11:54am

Elias Ruben

We are very saddened to learn of Donna's passing. It is not often enough that we meet and know such a wonderful person. Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences. Eli and Betty Ruben - Sun City Center, Florida.
Comment | Posted at 06:39am via Condolence

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