Donald R. Handschumacher
Donald R. Handschumacher, 87, Newport, OH, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Monroe County, OH, on November 12, 1932, he was a son of the late Talmadge V. and Edith Cline Handschumacher. He was a graduate of Bethel High School in 1950 and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Donald was retired from the Ormet Corp, and was a member of the New Matamoras United Methodist Church and attended Newport United Methodist Church. He was a past member of Carroll Senior Center in New Matamoras, and past member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, camping, and he attended fish fries and socials. Don enjoyed spending time sitting on the porch where he could take in the view of the Ohio River while his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren played, laughed and enjoyed time together.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Handschumacher; three daughters, Darla (Terry) Knight, St. Marys, WV, Denise (Jerry) Davis, Newport, Donna (Scott) Murphy, Newport; two sons, Donnie (Lesley) Handschumacher, Jr., Reno, and David (Stormy) Handschumacher, Marietta; two brothers, Gerald (Betty) Handschumacher, and Howard, (Cheryl) Handschumacher, both of Belpre; five granddaughters, Trista (Michael Carter) Murphy, Nicole (Dustin) Hendershot, Beverly (Jordan Scott) Knight, Mykaela (Zach Davis) Handschumacher, Brittany Tefft; seven grandsons, Joshua (Jenna) Davis, Joshua (Jennifer) Knight, Seth (Meranda) Murphy, Brandan Murphy, Austin Handschumacher, Caden Handschumacher, and Zachary (Rachael) Tefft; nine great-grandchildren, Corbin Knight, Layne Hendershot, Jaisah, Everleigh, and Jovie Davis, Lilaney, Kash, and Payton Murphy, and Lilliana Tefft; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim, Hank, Holly, Charles, Dwight, Harold Lloyd, and Jackie; and five sisters, Ella, Gertrude, Mary Lou, Peggy, and June.
Services will be held Friday, June 5, 2020, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, WV. Burial will be private in Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Friends may call from 4 to 8 P. M. Thursday, and from 11 A.M. to 1 P. M. Friday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.