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Kathryn Donica


Kathryn Lucille (Chadwell) Donica, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Born Feb. 12, 1926, in Jefferson County, Ind., she was the daughter of George & Ida (Flint) Chadwell. She married Thurman Donica on Dec. 14, 1952, and he preceded her in death in Dec. 1997.

She is survived by children, Dr. James Daugherty of Anderson, Cheryl Donica, and Valerie Donica, both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Scott Daugherty (wife, Candi) of Columbus, Turner Daugherty of Fishers, and MaryKathryn Donica of Martinsville; brother, George L. Chadwell (wife, Betty) of Sandusky; great-grandchildren, Damien and Wyatt Daugherty of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her spouse; son, Philip Donica; sisters, Norma Smith Bruner and Anna Nikirk Hall; and brother, James L. Chadwell.

Mrs. Donica graduated from Sandusky High School in 1944 and retired from GE/Wellman after 26 years of service.

She was a volunteer at Major Hospital for 25 years and was a member of Sandusky United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for 20 years and was actively involved in many church functions. She was an active member of United Methodist Women, Alpha Pi Sorority, and St. Joseph’s Social Club.

Lucille enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was especially renowned for her pies. She enjoyed having company, playing cards, and quilting and sewing.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, Shelbyville, Ind., with Rev. Richard Waddle and Pastor Margaret Lowe officiating. Visitation will be observed on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in South Park Cemetery in Greensburg, Ind. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Sandusky United Methodist Church or OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.