Billy Joe “Joe Bill” Donoho

March 23, 2020

Billy Joe “Joe Bill” Donoho, 89, of Frankfort, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home.  He was born July 11, 1930 in Clinton County, Ind. to Gearold P. & Anna Bell (Wheeler) Donoho.  He married Anna R. Donough on May 24, 1952 and she preceded him in death on August 14, 1997.  He then married Frances Evelyn (Alter) Woodruff Dunn on September 20, 2003 and she survives.

Joe Bill attended Frankfort Schools and lived most of his life in Clinton County.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Japan and Korea and received the Purple Heart.  He worked for Hinshaw Roofing for over 40 years.  He recently received his 65-year pin for being in the Roofers Union Local 119.  Joe Bill attended the First Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and former member of Eagles.  He enjoyed buying, selling and trading and visiting Strawtown.

Visitation and Services

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Guardian Angel Hospice or First Church of the Nazarene.

Survived by:

Wife: Frances Evelyn Donoho of Frankfort, 3 Daughters: Cindy (Tim) Kuzmicz of Frankfort, Terri (Doug) Chambers of Kokomo, Christy Miller of Kokomo, 1 Son: Billy Joe Donoho of Dayton, 2 Step-Daughters: Marsha McCormack of Carmel, Sheryl Fiore of Westfield, Brothers: Jack (Arlene) Donoho of Frankfort, Gary (Susie) Donoho of Frankfort, Richard (Janet) Donoho of Peru, Sisters: Sharon (Jim) Unger of Sedalia, Judy Morrill of Frankfort, Connie (Larry) Hinkle of Frankfort, 11 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Randy Joe Donoho in 1957, brothers: Medford, Gilbert Max and Robert Donoho, sisters: Justine Shrum, Norma Eaton, Janet Parks, Ruth Ann Grider, and Patsy Lou Donoho.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “Billy Joe “Joe Bill” Donoho”

  1. Exie Pence March 25, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Christy and Terri, so sorry for your loss, my prayers with all your family.

  2. Billy J Layton March 25, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Evelyn & all the Donoho family, so sorry for your loss.

  3. Steve and Pam Donoho March 25, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss! He was a great husband, dad, uncle and just an all-around good man.

  4. Kathy Blanch March 25, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Evelyn and family, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I always enjoyed your husband and his outgoing personally. God Bless

  5. Skip and Susan Davis March 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Evelyn, we are so sorry for your loss. He fought for a long time. May God give you peace in this time.

  6. Beverly Stewart March 25, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and we really enjoyed him at Coffee Club.
    God bless you and your family.
    Gary and Beverly Stewart

  7. Teresa Leach March 25, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers to all of you.

  8. Opal Bower March 25, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Sending prayers and hugs for the family. Joe Bill was loved by many people. Rest In Peace

  9. Sarah Bogard March 25, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss!! He was a great man and friend and neighbor. Prayers for you all! Ron and Sarah Bogard

  10. Shirley Rosen March 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    So sorry to learn of Joe Bill’s passing. He was a good friend to us. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Ron and Shirley Rosen

  11. Cindy Reeder March 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Cindy and familly,
    Sorry for the passing of your dad. Prayers for peace to all.

  12. Diana Northcott March 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    So sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I enjoyed taking care of your love one at dialysis. He will be missed. Prayers to all the family.

  13. Bill and Lou Ray March 25, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Our condolences to the entire Donoho family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Lou Ray

  14. Angie (Worth) Thurman March 25, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your dad was truly a wonderful man. May you find peace and comfort in knowing he is with the father in Heaven and he is peaceful. I know you will miss him as he was deeply loved by all of you. Love and prayers, Angie (Worth) Thurman

  15. Connie Garrett March 26, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Thinking of you Cindy.

  16. Linda Bowlin March 26, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Evelyn and family,
    I am so sorry for all that your family is going through. We were only neighbors a couple of years, but I have enjoyed you two. Joe Bill always had so much fun teasing me and my dogs. He and Jake were buds. You are in my prayers.

    Linda Bowlin

  17. Patti Crockett March 26, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Evelyn and family,
    My heart goes out to you, so sorry for your loss. I know that only God can give you the comfort and peace to get you through this. Please know that my prayers are with you. We will see him again,
    Love you, Patti Crockett

  18. Mark and Cathy March 26, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss, I’ve known Joe bill for many years he was one of a kind and will be missed rip.

  19. Darlene & Dave Stock March 26, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Evelyn so sorry about your loss. I know he was a great husband to you and a great family man. Prayers to you and the whole Donoho family.

  20. Gary Campbell March 27, 2020 at 6:57 am

    We will remember Joe Bill for his wry sense of humor and his warm heart. May God give you strength through this difficult time.

  21. Micheal McCormack March 27, 2020 at 8:22 am

    God Speed to You, Joe Bill!

  22. Junior & Lynn Minth April 2, 2020 at 11:23 am

    We are so sorry for your loss Billy. You two seemed to have a special bond. Our prayers for your family.

  23. Guy South May 27, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Billy Joe,
    Sorry for your loss..

  24. Bob Skinner September 7, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    My prayers for Billy Joe Donoho so sorry to him go meet the master the God Almighty, Happy he is in Heaven in new home. Angels singing What a joy to have you in Gods Army. And singing What a Friend in Jesus.

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