CLINTON — Diana Ruth Donald Brown, 71, of Clinton, passed away Aug. 17, 2013, at 7:24 p.m., in Vermillion Convalescent Center, after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 19, 1941, in New Paris, Ohio, to Herbert A. Donald and Ruth A. Lehman Donald. Diana married Terry L. Brown on May 10, 1980, and he survives. She worked at several healthcare facilities and retired from Vermillion County Hospital, as a licensed practical nurse.
She was a member of the Clinton Baptist Church and Jerusalem Chapter 254 Order of the Eastern Star. She had graduated from Clinton High School in 1959, and from Ivy Tech. She was a lifelong resident of Clinton.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and an infant brother, Bruce James Donald.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Quentin L. Ave and daughter-in-law, Angela Ave; stepson, Timothy L. Brown; granddaughter, Kari Jean Ave.; grandson, Dominic Ave; great-grandchildren, Logan and Kailey Hixon, Matti, Ross, Russie and Laythan Beeler; sisters, Judy Howard and brother-in-law, Charles “Bob” Howard, and Bonnie Jean Donald; a brother, Herbert A. Donald and sister-in-law, Jackie Donald; nieces, Ruthie Campbell, Brenda Thomas and Sheena Donald; and a nephew, Charles “Chip” Howard.
A service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Walnut Grove Chapel, with Bob Howard officiating. There is no visitation. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the Parke-Vermillion Humane Shelter. Frist Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at: