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Dondra Marie (Deane) Preston
Dondra Marie (Deane) PrestonCrossDondra Marie (Deane) Preston of South Vienna and formerly of Radnor, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 13, 2014, surrounded by family in her childhood home in South Vienna. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and the caretaking of others. After careers as a process engineering coordinator for Abbott & Co. and office administrator for Anthem, she started Two by Two Daycare out of her home in Radnor in 1996. During this time she helped raise many children in the community by taking care of them as if they were her own. She closed the daycare in 2008 in order to focus on providing care for her aging parents.

Dondra is survived by her mother, Betty Deane, who currently resides at the Madison House of London OH; her husband Dan W. Preston of Radnor, OH; daughter Christina Moore(Jim) of London, OH; sons Matt Preston(Wendi) of Richwood,OH; Bill Preston of Marion,OH; and granddaughters Megan Preston, Alliana Moore, Ellen Moore and Olivia Preston. Her two brothers-in-law Howard Preston (Karen) of Durango, CO and David Preston (Laureen) of Livonia, MI; a niece, 3 nephews, several great-nieces and nephews and many friends including her sister in Christ (or as they would say “sisters from another mister”) Bev Cox of Delaware, OH. She is preceded in death by her father, Harold T. Deane, and her parents-in-law, Howard and Thelma Preston of Richwood, OH.

Dondra married Dan on April 13, 1986, and they made their home together in Radnor, Ohio. Dondra enjoyed many activities throughout her life including singing in the church choir and coaching softball. She was a 4-H advisor of the Prospect Pistols and Petticoats, a member of the Rattles to Rings CCL, a member of the Women’s Society and also a youth group advisor at Radnor Baptist Church. She and Dan loved camping and cherished time at their cabin in Amish Country. Dondra was a photographer and crafter, combining both passions into terrific cards and scrapbooks for family and friends. But mostly she loved being a grandma and a “mom” to those she cared for in her daycare.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Richwood Church of Christ 29063 Sivey Road Richwood, OH 43344, Pastors Matthew Craig and Alvin Cox officiating, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial Gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017 or to the Hospice organization of the donor’s choice.

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#1 from: Michelle Curry
Fort Myers, FL
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Christina, I am so sorry for you loss! May you find comfort in the memories of your mother and may God give you piece during this difficult. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

#2 from: Beth Wood
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Thinking of you Christy, and your family at this difficult time.  Beth Wood

#3 from: Michael & Patricia Drodofsky
Lithopolis OH
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Our deepest sympathies to Dan and family.

#4 from: Lynn and Michael Cantor
Marysville, Ohio
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Dan and Christy -  Dondra played a huge role in Michael's life and left us both with some wonderful memories.  Praying for the family during this difficult time.  

#5 from: Amy & Bart McComas
London, Ohio
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Christy,Jimmy & family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful and caring person. God will give you the strength you need. Love you.

#6 from: Brenda Johns
Delaware, OH
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.   Heaven has gained a very special angel.

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