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Donna Jean Knigge

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696 (f) 740-682-7862 (e) (w)

Donna Jean Knigge, age 66, of Oak Hill, Ohio went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 13, 2023. She passed away at Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis, Ohio after a short illness. She was born on December 11, 1956. Donna graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1975. After graduation she started working at Fee’s Nursing Home in Jackson, Ohio and then began a career at GDC in Gallipolis, Ohio from which she retired. In addition to her surviving sister, Carolyn (Terry) Leonard she had one brother, Roger Smith (Connie Morris), several nieces and nephews, and a lifelong best friend, Claudia Carter. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Knigge on February 27, 2009 and her mother, Martha “Jeanie” Delaney on November 30, 2017. Donna had a soft heart and was a very loving and gentle person. She was always doing things for others, especially baking and making candy at the holidays to share the spirit of Christmas. She also loved to make flower arrangements to decorate graves for Memorial Day and other special occasions.

A graveside service and burial will be held on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023, at 1:30PM at Bethel Cemetery with Pastor Stan Howard officiating. Online condolences may be sent to


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