Delane "Mammy"'s Story

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Delane "Mammy" Ellen Donaldson, 72, of Cumberland died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at her home.
Born June 6, 1945, Gilmer Co., W.Va., Mrs. Donaldson was the daughter of the late Hubert Hefner and Madeline Blanche (Messenger) Hefner Masters. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James "Pap" Leonard Donaldson; a brother, Hubert Hefner Jr; a twin sister, Delores Hefner; a grandson, Joshua Donaldson; and a brother-in-law, Ed Marsh.
Delane was a graduate of Garrett Community College and a former employee of IBM, Bausch and Lomb and ABL. She was a member of Rocky Drean Assembly of God, Oakland. She loved camping with the family and boat rides on the lake, making crafts, and crocheting. Her whole life revolved around teaching Sunday school, and she enjoyed having children around. Her great spirit and her wonderful smile were things we admired, and we will miss her dearly.
Delane is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Lewis and husband, James; her sons, John Donaldson and wife, Bethany, and Mike Donaldson; her sister, Evelyn Marsh; her brothers, Ray Hefner and wife, Linda, and Jim Masters and wife, Tammy; her grandchildren, Justin Glotfelty, Cody Lewis, Zakary Donaldson, Dakota Donaldson, Skyler Donaldson, Isabella Donaldson, and Chad Donaldson; her great-grandchildren, Lily Glotfelty and Jason Friend; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved. A few special people in Delane's life were Lisa Taylor and daughters, April and Laci, and Amanda Gieger, whom she loved so much, and they showed her how special she was to them.
Friends will be received at Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland (www.Adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com), on Friday, March 2, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be conducted at Rocky Drean Assembly of God, 883 Bray School Road, Oakland, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at noon with Pastor William C. Skipper officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to services.
Interment will be in Friend Cemetery, Oakland.
Our family wishes to specially thank Amy and Jonathan Paul, Dyana and Jared, her caretakers, who shared their home, making her a part of their family. A special thanks to you for opening your home to our family for visits at any time.
Published on February 28, 2018
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