Donna Lane (Thompson) Wilder passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the age of 69.
She is predeceased by her husband (Roger Ladon Wilder), children (Elizabeth Susan Lynn Wilder, and Robert Roger Ladon Wilder), parents (Richard and Joan Thompson), siblings (Susie Thompson and Becky Thompson), and brother-in-law (David Deitsch).
She is survived by her loving daughters Kelly Wilder and Mandy Wilder Blevins (husband-James Blevins). She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she loved very much: James Waylon Blevins, Miranda Lynn Blevins, Abigail Hope Blevins, and Andrea Faith Blevins. She is also survived by her loving sister Betty Thompson Deitsch, and a lifetime family friend Pam Branham.
She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 27, 1952. She graduated from Amelia High School in 1970. She also attended Southeast Community College in Middlesboro, Ky where she received an Associate of Art Degree in business.
She was truly an example of what it means to be a woman of God. She loved the Lord and was a living testimony by her walk. She demonstrated love, forgiveness, guidance, selflessness, and prayed consistently for her family and others.
She enjoyed many things in life. She was very proud that she had the opportunity to work on the first computer at a printshop in downtown Cincinnati as part of her 1st job. She was also filmed in a commercial for a roller-skating rink. Donna also sung in a Christian Rock group called the Landau that toured from Cincinnati to New York in the 1970s.
She moved to Middlesboro, KY in 1976 to marry her husband Roger Wilder. They had four children. She loved her children very much and would go above and beyond taking care of them. She would bake, cook, and craft to ensure they had what they needed for school or any other event.
She was very creative. She enjoyed doll making, weaving baskets, ceramics, quilting, sewing, and singing. She also loved to give her creations as gifts for others to enjoy. Her handmade dolls have ended up all over the world. She practiced her skills as a part of the Bell County Homemakers.
Donna was loved by all that knew her, and her legacy lives on in her children and grandchildren.
The family of Donna Wilder will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Green Hills Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Elder John Robbins officiating. Music will be provided by Thomasa Risner.
Graveside Services will immediately follow at God’s Field Cemetery in the Pittman’s Creek community of Calvin, KY.
Pallbearers will be James Blevins (Jeb), James Waylon Blevins, Trinity Blevins, Willie Muncy, Matt Muncy, Bryson Muncy, Adam Wilder, Justin Boatright, Dennis Ramsey, Jody Robbins, Cody Rice.
Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is honored to serve the Wilder Family.
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