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Donna Ruth MartinPassing: March 21, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Memorial Service

To be Announced


No Visitation


No Burial

WASHINGTON – Donna Ruth (Chastain) Martin, 83, formerly of Paoli, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Hillside Manor.

Born March 27, 1936, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Maurice and Lorena (Caniff) Chastain.  She married Franklin Earl Martin, Jr. and he preceded her in death April 8, 2008.

Donna graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing and also received a degree in business from Northwood Institute.  She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Natalie Ann Matthews of Paoli
Jennifer Lee George of Medora
Candace Rae Clark of Paoli
11 grandchildren
  1 great granddaughter
Carolyn Sue Teghtmeyer of Bedford
Elaine Newlin of Bedford

Her parents; husband; and brother, Donald Paul Chastain, preceded her in death.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society, PO Box 792, Bedford 47421

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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Constance DeWitt | Paoli, IN
    Date: March 27, 2020
    So sorry you're unable to have the service I know you'd like to give her. Just know how many people care and are praying for you.
  2. Guest: Rodney and Marjorie Chastain | Paoli, Indiana 47454
    Date: March 24, 2020
    Our Prayers and thoughts for the family of Donna Chastain Martin. Sincerely, Rodney and Marjorie Chastain 812.723.2971
  3. Guest: Penny Meier | BICKNELL, IN
    Date: March 23, 2020
    It was a pleasure to care for Donna. She will be greatly missed at Hillside Manor. She always told me that I was here favorite nurse. The last few words she spoke to me were "I love You" and "Thank You for caring for me so much." Heaven gained a special angel on that day.
  4. Guest: Natalie Vaughn and Jade Matthews | Paoli
    Date: March 23, 2020
    Rest in peace mom I love you from your first Born