Donna D. (Shirk) Clayman

July 17, 1932 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 88)


Donna D. Clayman of Kingsville passed away on July 27, 2020.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 17, 1932, she was the daughter of Howard and Edith Shirk.

Donna came to Kingsville with her family in 1944 and remained there her entire life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer “Bud” Clayman, her parents and a brother Ted Shirk.

She is survived by her brother James (Eleanor) Shirk of Kingsville, her sons, William Clayman of Washington, Daniel (Hennie) Clayman of South Carolina, Donald (Julie) Clayman of Kingsville, Gary also of Kingsville and her daughter Bonnie (Arnold) Canter of N. Kingsville.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Donna enjoyed working in retail over the years and especially enjoyed her customers and making people laugh.  She loved her cats and dogs and appreciated wildlife.

In her early life she was a natural athlete.  She was an accomplished bowler and won the Ashtabula County Queens tournament.  She also golfed and was the women’s club champion at Chapel Hills.

Above all, she enjoyed caring for her children and extended family.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in Donna’s memory may be made to the Ashtabula County APL, 5970 Green Road, Kingsville OH  44047

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