Donna J. Woodward, 77, of Beverly, formerly of McConnelsville, passed away at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Genesis Hospice Morrison House in Zanesville.
She was born July 25, 1942, in Canton, to the late Paul Heppner and Marie Morris Duncan.
She worked for 32 years at Malta Manufacturing until they closed in 2001. Donna was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Beverly and the American Legion Post No. 24 Auxiliary in McConnelsville.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Liza and Andy Heiss; three grandchildren, Adam, Jason and Lindsay Heiss, all of Beverly. Also surviving are three brothers, Ed (Charlotte) McGrath of Columbus, Jerry (Jo) Heppner of Spokane, WA, and Ben (Wendy) Heppner of Marietta; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Russel Duncan; son, James Dean Woodward (December 26, 2013); and longtime companion, Landon L. Palmer (January 31, 2001).
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Miller-Huck Funeral Home, in McConnelsville, with a Christian Wake service at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral liturgy with mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. James Catholic Church in McConnelsville, with Father Tim Kozak as celebrant. Donna will be laid to rest in McConnelsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the M-M or Beverly-Waterford EMS or to St Bernards or St. James Catholic Churches.