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Sandra "Sandy" Donovan

Sandra “Sandy” Eversole Donovan, age 77, of Westerville, OH passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Mount Carmel St. Anne’s Hospital in Westerville, Ohio.  She was born on August 13, 1943 in New Albany, IN to the late Elmer and Opal Eversole. Sandy was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life.  She was an accomplished educational leader serving students, families, and communities as a University Instructor, Public School Teacher, Principal, and Director of Education for 40 years.  In addition, Sandy was known for her fun-loving personality, wonderful sense of humor, generosity, and kindness.  She was a talented seamstress and loved to knit and read.  She accepted others unconditionally.  Her exuberance for life and her dedication to her family and friends is her legacy. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her niece Sarah Ogrosky Stellings.She is survived by her husband of 57 years James “Jim” Donovan; daughter Kathryn “Katy” (Jim) Myers; son James “Jay” (Missy) Donovan; grandchildren: Joli Myers, Kassie Myers, Jake Donovan and Mattie Donovan; siblings: Meridythe (Wally) McLean, Deborah (George) Stellings, and Jesse (Susan) Eversole; Nieces and Nephews: DeeAnna (Mark) Chickerella, Mary Lee Power, Allison (Don) Wagner, Anne (Nitin) Mall, Elynor (Jeff) Moxley, Sarah (Mike) Brennan, Alex Eversole, and Lee Eversole; and numerous cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date when it is appropriate for family/friends to gather. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Sandra Eversole Donovan to either: The Preble County Youth Foundation, P.O. Box 172, Eaton, Ohio 45320 or The UC Health Foundation Waddell Center for Multiple SclerosisShould you decide to donate, please go to this link  http://bit.ly/sandydonovan  and follow the website instructions or call 513-556-6781.

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My deepest sympathies to the Donovan family. I was a student in Mrs. Donovan's interior design class at CHS in 1982. I believe I still have one of the projects I made in her class. She was a wonderful teacher and a very kind person.

Janet Saunders Klockenga Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers and thoughts are with the family of Mrs. Donovan. I was one of Mrs Donovans students at Chillicothe High School. I always remembered her for her beautiful smile and her kindness that she always showed me. I often thought of her through the years. I am sorry for your loss. My Deepest Sympathy Lori Wiesman

Lori Wiesman Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sandra "Sandy" Donovan

Lori Wiesman Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

Jim and family: Deepest condolences to you Jim. I remember the good times at Paint Valley back in the 70's. Tom Williamson

Tom Williamson Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

Jim Katie and Jay You have my deepest sympathy Sandy was such a wonderful delightful talented and fun loving woman I have so many happy memories of parties , visits and conversations at your house I will keep all of you in my prayers Bob Hess

Bob Hess Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

To Sandys Family,.....So sorry for your loss,. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Larry and Mary Leasure

Larry and Mary Leasure Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences to you, Jim, and your family. Sandy always had a smile and zest for life.

Bonnie Yates Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sandra "Sandy" Donovan

Bonnie Yates Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Jim and family Both were very nice people to work with at East an d Bruce Elementary many years ago

Sharon Kramer Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Jim and family. Sandy was a joy to know and will be greatly missed..

Karol Roberts Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

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