Donna Jane Beveridge Dearth

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the New Marshfield Church of Christ. Calling hours will be observed at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NEW MARSHFIELD — Donna Jane Beveridge Dearth, 94, of New Marshfield passed away peacefully Saturday, April 15, 2023, surrounded by daughters and granddaughters at Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Athens. Born December 19, 1928, in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of Floyd S. and Gladys Helen Barron Beveridge.

Donna married George Coe Dearth of Vinton County, on June 23, 1951. She was proud of her roots in New Marshfield and was a lifelong member of the New Marshfield Church of Christ. Most recently she attended Christ Community Wesleyan Church in Albany.

Donna graduated from Waterloo High School in 1946. She worked at Sunnybank Greenhouse and the McBee Corporation and was assistant postmistress in New Marshfield. For 30 years was the CFO and owner-operator of Russell Nursing Home with her husband, Coe, and their daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Jeff McDaniel. Donna’s love was God and family, devoting her life to Coe, her four daughters and six grandchildren.

Donna is survived by daughters and sons-in-law: Karen and Bill Morgan of Athens, Lesa and Jeff McDaniel of Athens, and Patsy and David Perry of Albany; grandchildre Kari VanDyke Lehman and Christopher Lehman of Athens, Lindsay McDaniel of New Marshfield, Kelsy Perry Caron and Jacob Caron of San Antonio, Texas, Tyler McDaniel and Heather Lasky McDaniel of Charlottesville, Virginia, Mikala Perry of Columbus, and Nick McDaniel of St. Petersburg, Florida; and great-grandchild Alden Coe McDaniel of Charlottesville, Virginia. She is also survived by special niece, Sara Mace Klein and Tom Klein of Huntington, West Virginia.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 64 years, George Coe Dearth, in 2015; husband William Dent Saylor in 1948; only sibling, Betty Beveridge Mace in 1996; daughter Peggy Jean Dearth in 2017; and nephew Randy H. Mace in 2016. 

The family is grateful to the staff at Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their kindness, attentiveness, and genuine care during her stay.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be officiated by Rev. Denver Dodrill on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the New Marshfield Church of Christ. Calling hours will be observed at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when services begin.

 Coe and Donna were passionate about educating their daughters and grandchildren, not having had opportunities for higher education themselves. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the George Coe and Donna B. Dearth Legacy Scholarship at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, 35 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio, 45764. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, where you may send the family a message of sympathy or sign the online guestbook at

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