Donna Fern Porch

February 14, 1933July 26, 2018

Donna Fern (Stipes) Porch, age 85, of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Donna was born in Coshocton on February 14, 1933 to the late Robert and Opal (Norman) Stipes. She is a graduate of Coshocton High School. In 1953, she married Jesse Porch who preceded her in death in January of 2011. Donna was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a seamstress who not only made clothes and drapes, but did alterations as well. When her husband was alive they enjoyed square dancing, round dancing, and camping. She also enjoyed her flower gardens and window-shopping for antiques.

Donna is survived by her two children, Kent (Lisa) Porch and Kelly (Steve) Oborn, four grandchildren, Jessica (Cody) Stickdorn, Christopher (Deana) Porch, Jessica Denman, and Stephanie (Brandon) Whitehead, four great-grandchildren, Aiden and Leo Stickdorn, Mason Fox, and Asher Whitehead, one brother, Robert (Nancy) Stipes, and one sister-in-law, Connie Kirk.

Along with her husband and parents, Donna is preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Piper, and her aunt, Edith Saylor.

Funeral services for Donna will be held at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Keith Peachey officiating. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral services on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those who wish, memorial contributions can be made in Donna’s name to Grace United Methodist Church at 422 Walnut St. Coshocton, Oh 43812.


  • Calling Hours Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Burial Monday, July 30, 2018

Donna Fern Porch

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Kate Greenwald

July 29, 2018

Kelly, my dear friend, I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know your Mom for long but I enjoyed our lunches together. Your memories will bring you joy as time passes.

Sincerely, Kate and Rick

Mary/Bill ROSS

July 28, 2018

To Kelly and Kent, and families, we are saddened by this end of an era. We had many good times and now memories of dancing and camping with Donna & Jess for 30 years or more. We would attend dances in much of central Ohio usually 2-3 times a week plus State and National Conventions. We also spent a week dancing at Rebel Roundup at Fontana Village NC several times. Such a great friendship we had and now cherish.