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Donna Jean (Jackson) Wingate

December 12, 1958 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 63)


Donna Jean Wingate, 63, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022.

She was born December 12, 1958, in Cleves, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph Jackson and Marlene (Lynch) Jackson. 
Donna was on the Board of Directors of the Heart House.  She was a member of the Aurora Moose, Eagles and American Legion.  Donna was a manager at McDonalds for the Airport for 15 years, as well as the GAP.  She was the owner/operator of the Hillside Market & Restaurant for 3 years.  

She enjoyed watching tv, especially soap operas and westerns.  Donna enjoyed phone games, Candy Crush, and Zinga Poker with her sister were her favorites.  She loved flower gardening, and vegetable gardening.  Donna was a Bengals fan and a cat lover, especially Tommy Jr. & Bunny.  Family time was her greatest joy, and she was looking forward to her upcoming great-granddaughter, Armoni Byrd. 

Donna is survived by her sons, Roy (Crystal) Smith of Aurora, IN, Donny Smith (Nicole Lows) of Aurora, IN; siblings, Dennis (Judy) Jackson of Lawrenceburg, IN, Sharon Probst of Aurora, IN, Carolyn (Gary) Courter of Aurora, IN, David (Kim) Jackson of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Alexis, Cryssandra, Kaiden, Kendra, Karlee, and Kenlee Smith; a great-granddaughter, Armoni Byrd on the way. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Wingate; parents, Joseph and Marlene; siblings, Brenda Jackson, Barbara Richards, Joseph Jackson. 

Friends will be received Thursday, April 21, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IN. 

Services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11:00.

Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.  

Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses.  If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.

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April 21, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rullman Hunger Funeral Home
219 Mechanic St,
Aurora, IN 47001

Funeral Service
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Rullman Hunger Funeral Home
219 Mechanic St,
Aurora, IN 47001

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