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Donna Detering

Donna Detering

Tuesday, September 7th, 1948 Thursday, May 13th, 2021

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Obituary

Obituary for Donna Ray Detering

A Celebration of Life for Donna Ray (Bailey) Detering, 72, of Willowick, will be at 5 PM on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby.

The family will receive friends from1-5 PM on Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Social distancing protocols will be enforced and masks are required.

Donna passed away peacefully May 13, 2021, with her family by her side.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Donna worked for the Willoughby-Eastlake Schools.

She loved painting with Carol and making crafts. She was an avid reader, enjoyed her flowers and garden vegetables; was a bridge player and enjoyed puzzles. She swam at the YMCA for exercise. She enjoyed her two trips to Alaska, one being for their 50th Anniversary.

She was active in her Church on the Worship Committee and Deacon/Deaconess Chair. She is currently a member of the Community Christian Church in Painesville.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 51 years, Philip H. Detering; devoted mother of Sharon Detering and Bryan (Jennifer Manning) Detering; loving grandmother of Bailey, Oliver, and Bridget; 11 nieces and nephews and 20 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clara (Kreuz) and Delmar Bailey and siblings, Terry, Barbara and Polly.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 16th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
    4154 Clark Avenue
    Willoughby, OH
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, May 16th, 2021
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, May 16th, 2021 | 5:00pm
    Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
    4154 Clark Avenue
    Willoughby, OH
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, May 16th, 2021
    5:00pm

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Chuck, Pam, Michael, Morgan and Maddy Gillette, Linda McKay, and other have sent flowers to the family of Donna Ray Detering.
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Chuck, Pam, Michael, Morgan and Maddy Gillette, Linda McKay, and other have sent flowers to the family of Donna Ray Detering.
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Marilyn Dolence

I’m very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I knew her not only through WE Schools but through the swim team years. We spent many swim meets watching our kids swim. Some nice memories. She was a lovely person.
Marilyn Dolence
Comment | Posted at 09:57am via Condolence
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Lynn Jacobs

So sorry for your loss. Donna was special. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Lynn Jacobs
Comment | Posted at 10:58pm via Condolence
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Chuck, Pam, Michael, Morgan and Maddy Gillette

Sending you all love, prayers and peace
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Chuck, Pam, Michael, Morgan and Maddy Gillette purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Donna Detering.
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Marilyn Elmore

My Deepest Condolences to Donna’s Family. We met many years ago when our children swam together and we reconnected while working at Willoughby Eastlake Schools. Prayers
Comment | Posted at 09:26am via Condolence
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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