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Obituary of Donna Kinsman

Donna Kinsman, was born June 4, 1952 in Ithaca, NY and passed away March 23, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Edwin Sr. and Lauretta Hilker Kinsman. Donna is survived by her daughters, Angela (John) Ottenschot and Jennifer (Levi) Crawford; her grandchildren, Tommy Ottenschot and Alora (Marcus) Alger; great granddaughter, Athena Alger; her sisters in law, Alice Kinsman and Terry Haines; brother in law, Clifford Rich (Rollie). Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters Dawn Fuller (Ed), Delores Kinsman and Deanna Rich; brothers, Edwin (Jack) Jr., Jeff and Jerry Kinsman. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, that she loved very much.

Donna loved to garden, her flower gardens were spectacular. She was an amazing caretaker for her sister, Delores, for 26 years. Donna retired from driving school bus for the Ithaca City School District. A job she loved. She loved her friends and was happy to help any person with a need.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Monday, March 28, 2022 at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, NY with Pastor Sam Neno officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at Willow Glen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tompkins or Cortland SPCA.

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