Donna Kay Wright

March 11, 1940March 26, 2013

Donna Kay Wright, 73, of Greenville passed away March 26, 2013 at her home in Greenville. She had recently been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She was born March 11, 1940, in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of Donald Richard and Gwendolyn Irene (Rehmert) Neiswonger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Fred Wright; sister, Rebecca Neiswonger, and brother, James William Neiswonger. After retirement, Donna was very involved with volunteering locally. At different times, she volunteered for Friends of the Library, North School, Woodland Heights, Humane Society, Crime Stoppers, Hospice, Red Cross, and Darke County Park District. She received and 2002 VFW Citizen of the Year and 2003 VFW State Volunteer of the Year award. She helped establish the Darke County Birders Club, the Darke County Canoe and Kayak Club, and began the Greenville Creek clean-up She was involved with many of the St. Paul Lutheran Church committees, served on church council, and was the first cook for the soup kitchen. She worked as church secretary for Grace Lutheran Church. For many years, she helped as a poll worker. Donna was active with the Republican Party, having served as treasurer of the Darke County Republican Executive Committee, and served on the Central Committee. She received the Darke County Party's Republican of the Year Recognition. Donna is survived by son, William Norvell of Miami, Florida ; daughter-in-law and husband, Emiko and David Augsburger of Greenville; grandchildren, Nicholas Norvell and Ryan Augsburger of Greenville, two great-grandchildren; and special friend, Steve Miller. She is also survived by brother, Tom (Cindy) Neiswonger of McMinnville, Oregon; sisters, Jennifer (Richard) Wagle of Weatherford, Texas; Mary (Carl) Welsh of Lawton, Oklahoma; Uncle Phil and Aunt Marjory Rehmert of Greenville; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 East Fourth Street Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the old section of Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be left to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville and State of the Heart Hospice.


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Kate Kerg

March 30, 2013

She was salt and light. I loved her and was glad to call her friend.

Donna Peiffer

March 29, 2013

My sincere condolences for your loss. Donna was only a passing acquaintance of mine, but I very much admired and respected her for all that she did for the community. I am sure she will be sadly missed by all those who knew her well. May God bless you with comfort and peace during this time of grief.

Mandi Beisner

March 29, 2013

Donna was a wonderful person. She will be missed.

Marvin Dalton

March 29, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was a very close church family member to me..My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this time of sadness.

Mona Lease

March 29, 2013

Bill: I had wondered if I would ever see you again. It's been a lot of years. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May God give you strength. I babysat for you and Leatha. I was the "dishwasher!"

Steve Maitlen

March 28, 2013

A beautiful person. She will be missed.

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March 28, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I have found real comfort in reading my bible. I hope it will bring you as much comfort as it has me.

Lynne Gump

March 27, 2013

she will be missed~ our thoughts are with her family and friends.

sharri donnie klingensmith

March 27, 2013

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Donna was a great lady.