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Obituary for Donna M. Welton

Donna Maxine Welton, age 89, of Middleville, Michigan passed away peacefully June 3, 2021. Donna was born May 7, 1932 to Delos and Cleo Thornton in Carson City, Michigan.

In 1953, she married Foster Waddell who preceded her in death in 1972. In 1973 she married Robert Welton who preceded her in death in 2011.

She worked as an administrative assistant at Bradford White Corporation for 40 plus years.

Donna was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Middleville for many years. She was active in the church and taught preschoolers Sunday school for over 40 years. Her love and kindness were shared with those children. Donna enjoyed music and loved to sing hymns. She played the piano and performed with a gospel singing group.

Donna also enjoyed going to estate sales and antiquing. She looked forward to meeting and talking to people in the community at the local restaurant. Her generosity, sense of humor and friendly smile helped her make friends wherever she went.

Immediate members of Donna’s family include: children; Michael (Martha) Waddell, Andy (Marina) Waddell, grandchildren; Adam Waddell, Erik Waddell, sister; Jo Ellen Coryell. Step-children; Ron Welton, Tom Welton, Tim Welton (deceased), Jerry Welton, Phil Welton. Donna also has many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, June 9, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice in Grand Rapids. (616-235-5125)

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