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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: James C. “Jim” Donahue

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  • LINCOLNVILLE — James C. “Jim” Donahue, 80, founder of the Donahue Corporation and owner of Clover Cliff Ranch, passed away December 18, 2012, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.He was born September 13, 1932, in LaGrange, Wyoming, the son of Daniel H. and Ona (Smith) Donahue III. On January 24, 1953, he was united in marriage to Joan M. Dirks in Durham, together they would build their family corporation, manufacturing implement carriers and trailers.He was preceded in death by wife, Joan Donahue; and an infant son, Jay Dean Donahue.He is survived by his children: Dudley Donahue of Durham; Tom and wife, Rhonda Donahue of Ft. Collins, Colorado; Tim and wife, Lisa Donahue of Lincolnville; and Debbie Donahue and companion, Jim Holt of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held from 1 – 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 – 8 p.m., at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Morning Star Church of Durham. Interment will be in the Durham Park Cemetery.Memorial funds have been established for: Marion Co. SNYP (Spay and Neuter program) or to the Morning Star Church, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.
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