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Donna Pearce

September 14, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

PEARCE, Donna Ruth Boynes Klatt, 83, of Wheeling passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at OVMC surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 17, 1930, in Wheeling, daughter of the late Wilbert and Ruth Jones Boynes.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry Klatt, Sr. and husband, Lawrence Pearce. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Earl Boynes, Wilbert "Sonny" Boynes, and Melvin "Skip" Boynes, and sisters, Francis Harrison, Beatrice Zeidler, Jean Wellman, and Shirley DeBertrand.

Donna was director of the Wheeling Beauty College, a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Wheeling and Windsor Heights Church of God.

She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Yost (Jeffrey); two sons, Robert Klatt, Jr., and W. Howard Klatt (Shelly); grandchildren, Rebecca McKnight (Lee), Amy Church (Randy), Haley Klatt, and Jacob Klatt; great-grandchildren, Will Church, Jordan Church, Luke McKnight, and Cass Mc-Knight; and a dear niece, Leslie Earnest.

Friends will be received Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave (304-277 2722). A service will be held Monday, September 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, 1343 National Road, Wheeling, WV, with Rev. Kenneth M. Hardway officiating. Interment in Kadesh Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 1343 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003, or Windsor Heights Church of God, P.O. Box 64, Windsor Heights, WV 26075.

Personal condolences may be made to the family at

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