Barbara P. Donley
10/09/1921 – 05/21/2011

Barbara P. Donley, 89, of Zanesville passed away at 12:40 PM Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Willow Haven Nursing Home.

She was born October 9, 1921 in Middlebury, VT and was the daughter of the late Earl E. and Grace (Mack) Pelsue. Barbara was a was a homemaker who enjoyed the Pickerington Senior Center, Authors Club, Muskingum County Women’s Medical Auxiliary, Bethesda Hospital Guild and her bridge club. She was also a member of Immanuel Church of Christ and former member of Pickerington Peace U.M.C.

Barbara is survived by her Sons: Russell (Becky) Donley of Toledo, Raymond Donley of Zanesville; daughters: Gail (Craig) Jones of Cincinnati Elizabeth (Chris) Wagner of St. Louis, MO. She is also survived by 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren.

Preceding Barbara in death were her parents, a brother Earl D. Pelsue and her former husband, Dr. Charles R. Donley.

Visitation will be 6 to 8pm on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Bryan & Snider Funeral Home at 2318 Maple Avenue. Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 10:30 AM on Tuesday May 24, 2011with her son-in-law, Rev. Craig Jones officiating. Committal services will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care; 713 Forest Ave, Zanesville Ohio 43701.

The Donley family would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the caring staff at Willow Haven Care Center.

To share memories and condolences with the Donley family, visit Barbara’s memorial on-line registry at