Bounds Funeral Home

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Mary Ellen Donoway

May 11, 1939March 19, 2020

Mary Ellen Donoway, 80, of Salisbury passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born May 11, 1939 in Salisbury she was the daughter of the late D. Ernest Matthews and his wife Dorothy and Stella Frances Sirmen Harmon and her husband Lloyd. Mary Ellen worked as a seamstress at many local shirt factories. She later worked to get her CNA license and for a short time worked at Salisbury Nursing Home and then transitioned to caring for people in their home. She is survived by her husband, Thurman “Pete” Dale Donoway, Sr.; five children, Thurman Dale Donoway, Jr. (Debbie), Ellen Baker (Frank), Daniel Donoway (Jackie), William Donoway, and Maurice Donoway, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, four brothers, Ernest Matthews (Betsy), Daniel Matthews (Carolyn), Theodore Matthews (Dina), and Robert Matthews (Jennifer), two sisters, Patricia Schrawder and Dorothy Ballard (Wayne); and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Darlene; and brother-in-law, Larry Schrawder. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Mary Ellen to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or Wicomico County Humane Society, 5130 Citation Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804.


  • Thurman "Pete" Dale Donoway, Sr., Husband
  • Thurman Dale Donoway, Jr. & Debbie, Son
  • Ellen Baker & Frank, Daughter
  • Daniel Donoway & Jackie, Son
  • William Donoway, Son
  • Maurice Donoway, Son
  • Ernest Matthews & Betsy, Brother
  • Daniel Matthews & Carolyn, Brother
  • Theodore Matthews & Dina, Brother
  • Robert Matthews & Jennifer, Brother
  • Patricia Schrawder, Sister
  • Dorothy Ballard & Wayne, Sister
  • D. Ernest Matthews & Dorothy, Father (deceased)
  • Stella Frances Sirmen Harmon & Lloyd, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Darlene and brother-in-law, Larry Schrawder.

  • St. Jude
  • Wicomico County Humane Society


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Morgan Drew Baker

March 20, 2020

Thank you Mommom Donoway for loving me like one of your own, I remember meeting you the first time, When Kyle told me I was going to meet not only his parents for the first time but also you and poppop! I was so nervous, there I was with crazy bright blue hair and so worried I wouldn't be liked. Little did I know I was meeting my future family. I'm so grateful for the few years I was blessed to know you, I loved our talks at the kitchen table and I'll forever remember your laugh and smile. Please rest easy and dont worry I'll take care of Kyle and Abby like you always asked me to. We love you Mommom and we will see you later. Forever in my heart- Drew