Donna Rae Hersko

HERSKO, Donna Rae, 75, of Steubenville, OH, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Valley Hospice North after a brief illness.

She was born July 6, 1938, a daughter of the late Angelo and Anna Topich Talamine.

In addition to her parents, Donna has now been reunited in heaven with her beloved son, John E. Hersko, Jr. who passed away Oct. 21, 1988; brothers, Norman W., Donald J., Harvey G. and Raymond L. Talamine; niece, Donna Jean LeMasters; and nephew, Kenneth W. Talamine.

Left to treasure many wonderful memories are her cherished son, Donald Hersko and granddaughter, Amy Hersko, both of Columbus, OH; sister-in-law, Rita Talamine of Steubenville; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Donna was a 1956 graduate of Steubenville High School and for 25 years was the owner and operator of the former Frosty Treat Dairy Aisle in Wintersville.

She then went on to work for the former Elby’s Restaurant on Sunset Blvd. and at the Fort Steuben Mall in Steubenville and was most recently employed at King’s Family Restaurant in Wintersville as a hostess, where she was known for having a smile and kind word for everyone she greeted.

Donna was a woman who embraced life with a great faith in God, delightful sense of humor, compassion and unconditional love. These gifts were used to nurture and guide her family every day. Hers was truly a life well lived.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH today from 4-8 p.m. Friends may also call on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Steubenville with Rev. David McCloskey officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Valley Hospice for the wonderful care and kindness shown to Donna and family during this time of sorrow. Words cannot express our gratitude.

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