Donna Kaye Hamilton

January 26, 1951 - September 2, 2021

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
Willard, OH 44890

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
11:00 AM
Secor Funeral Home
Willard, OH 44890

Donna Kaye Hamilton, age 70, of Tiro, Ohio passed away September 2, 2021 at Bucyrus Avita Hospital. She was born on January 26, 1951 to the late Burton and Lora (Newsome) Tuttle. Donna was a devoted wife, mother, and nurse who enjoyed taking care of the elderly. She also spent time at Bluegrass festivals, looking for treasures at thrift stores, going to the casino, and making new memories. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her husband, Pearl Hamilton Jr.; daughter, Missy (Chris) Smith; grandchildren, Kayela (Jason Cooper) Haymond, Trevor Haymond, and Ean Stumbo; great-grandchild Kaysen; siblings, Kenny (Theada) Tuttle and Mike (Suzanne) Tuttle. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly, as well as her fur baby, Roscoe.

In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by daughter, Sheila Hamilton and sisters, Venda Morrell and Deanna Mask.

Visitation will take place at Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be a funeral service to follow on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Secor Funeral Home, Willard, with Pastor Danny Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at New Haven Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Raintree 721 Scholl Road, Mansfield, OH 44907. Online condolences may be made to the family at


cledis and linda slone - Sep 13, 2021
Kenny, and family sorry to here of your loss our prayers and thoughts are with all may god give you comfort at this time and always
cledis and linda slone - Sep 13, 2021
Kenny, and family sorry to here of your loss our prayers and thoughts are with all may god give you comfort at this time and always
Sue Picklesimer - Sep 8, 2021
So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I went to school with her at Buckeye Central and she also rode my bus. Hadn’t seen her in quite a few years but know she will be missed. Prayers to all her family.
Brenda Baughman - Sep 6, 2021
Our prayers and condolences go out to Donna's family. I was so shocked to hear of her passing. Donna was such a kind and caring boss, co-worker, but most of all, my friend. She was loved and admired by so many of us. She is truly going to be missed. Love and prayers, Brenda Baughman.
Gerlie Tackett - Sep 5, 2021
My wonderful friend Donna, You were always with a smile when you entered the room of many. At our family reunions we showed the ones that didn't know the hillbilly stomp so we had a ball showing them just how much we enjoyed the music & family. You were always a friend to All* I will miss you Donna so very much. God needed another angel & that is why you were called home to Heaven to talk with your darling daughter Sheila & all your kin folks. The smiles were every where. Till we meet again Donna, we will be on the dance floor having some more fun. So glad we had some girl talk over the years. Those days I'll always remember. Miss & Love you sister of mine. Hugs Gerlie Marie*
Deborah or Carl Hass - Sep 4, 2021
We are sorry for your loss. Have known Donna for a long time.
Chris Smith - Sep 4, 2021
Thank you for being the best mother in law a guy could ever ask for. We made so many great memories with our little family. Thank you for the gift of Missy, she is the best thing that ever happened to me. I'll forever be grateful for you Donna Kaye. Love you ❤️
Sonja and Melvin - Sep 4, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Taken way too soon.
Kevin Beverly - Sep 4, 2021
Kenny , missy. I’m so sorry to hear about your sister and mother passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless this family. Kevin Beverly.
Missy - Sep 4, 2021
Momma, the kindest soul to ever walk this world. The pain that I feel from losing you is unbearable! You were my biggest supporter, and shone the brightest light! Thank you for being the best Mother! How did I get so lucky that God chose you to be my Mom? Please give Sissy and all our family big hugs from me! I love you!!!
Patricia Tracy - Sep 4, 2021
Missy, Chris and family. Although I didn’t know your Mother , I know what it’s like to lose your best friend. Your lives will forever be changed. My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family and friends. I pray our Lirds grace will be sufficient for you all. Sincerely Pat Tracyb
Sue - Sep 4, 2021
My heart breaks at the loss of Donna as it did when we lost Dee. The dynamic duo. I was so blessed to work with them for many years. Donna had such a beautiful and caring heart and a smile that would light up a room. I will miss her and cherish my memories. Prayers and condolences to her family who I feel I knew by how much she bragged about you all. She lived you all fiercely. Fly high my sweet friend.
Marlene Johnson - Sep 4, 2021
Pearl, Missy and all the rest of Donnas family, I am so saddened by her passing. I’m so glad that we met up again after all these years before her and Deannas passing. Those two gals spent a lot of time at our house in Tiro when we were teenagers and we had so much fun together. You will never be forgotten Donna, your funny spirit will live in all who ever knew you!
Phyllis Tackett Ortiz - Sep 3, 2021
I shall never forget your smiling face and the happiness you brought with you whenever you entered a room or gathered with family and friends. Fondest memories of the reunions in the head of the holler and you dancin' your Hillbilly stomp. You always had the biggest smile in the room. Pearle Jr had found his rose when God put you two together. Our love for you is unending. May you rest in peace until we all meet again.
Missy Smart - Sep 3, 2021
An incredible lady who was fun, hilarious, sweet and a great dancer. I know how much she loved her family and how much they love her. My heart in broken. Prayers and hugs to you all.
Margie Hamilton Wechter - Sep 3, 2021
I can only think of happy memories with Aunt Donna. She was a beautiful woman with a jolly spirit. She could dance with the best of them, and was a smart person having earned her nursing degree. I can remember when she would put hot rollers in her hair and I just thought how pretty she was. Or how little she was driving you Missy in that big black truck to gymnastics. She will be greatly missed and I’m sorry for your loss. A wonderful mom, good wife, and great human being! Rest In Peace Aunt Donna!🌼
Vickie shipman - Sep 3, 2021
I was glad I got to meet you Donna! May you Rest In Peace You will be missed
Jim Fox - Sep 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss. God bless you all and will be praying for you.
Kathy Hamilton Hinkle - Sep 3, 2021
I am so sorry for you all. Donna Kay was a true sweetie and she will be missed terribly ❤️
Jeff and taffy - Sep 3, 2021
We are so sorry . We both know what you are going through ! We love you guys and if you need anything ❤️ You look just like your mom Missy beautiful inside and out!
Alrita T Shepherd - Sep 3, 2021
Im so saddened to hear this news. She was such a wonderful person, sweet and kind and im sure she was a fabulous nurse and im sure she gave it her all. RIP my lovely. You sure will be missed
Deborah Coleman Collins - Sep 3, 2021
So sorry for your precious loss..Prayers for all your family...
Kenny Tuttle - Sep 3, 2021
My sweet sister who "always" gave more than she got!! Always in our heart.
Joyce Caldwell - Sep 3, 2021
Mom and I are so sorry for your loss. Will continue to pray for u.