Theola Patricia (Donnaker) Wilson

November 2, 1930 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 91)


Theola Patricia Wilson, 91, went to be with our Lord God on January 11, 2022. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 2, 1930 to the late Clarence and Kathryn Donnaker.

On September 5, 1948 she married Clarence Wilson Jr. Theola is survived by her children, Kermit (Kathy) Wilson of St Paris and Jeanne (David) Mills of Xenia. Grandma Ola was a loving grandmother to five grandchildren, John Marcum, Justin Wilson, Amanda Baily, Kyle Mills, Alex Mills and six great grandchildren, Josh, Ellie, Jordan, Cole, Devin and Adelyne. Theola was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Bill Donnaker.

Theola had a loving gentle spirit. Always tending to the needs of others and her beloved animals. She graduated from Bath High School in Fairborn, Ohio. After her graduation she married her husband of fourteen years and moved to St. Paris. Theola loved being a housewife and mother. Her career includes working as a secretary at WPAFB, housekeeping, and a press operator at Honeywell (Grimes) where she retired. Theola was an active member of the Phythian Sisters, and served many volunteer hours at many churches and events. She was a member of Lena Baptist Church and attended Faith Ignited, Xenia.

A celebration of her life will be held at Atkins-Shively Funeral home on January 15, 2022 from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm and service held at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, St Paris, Ohio. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45402 or to His Hands Extended Sanctuary, 1506 Dialton Rd, St. Paris, Ohio 43072.

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January 15, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072

Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072

Interment following funeral service
January 15, 2022

Evergreen Cemetery
S High Street
St. Paris, OH 43072


His Hands Extended Sanctuary
1560 Dialton Road, St. Paris OH 43072

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton OH 45420

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