Donna L. Cleveland

August 6, 2015

Donna L. (Rex) Cleveland 94 of Frankfort, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort.
She was born on September 27, 1920 on their farm near Mulberry, Indiana to Elmer S. & Daisy (Gould) Rex.
She married Royce H. Cleveland in Mulberry on January 3, 1938. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1992.

Donna worked at Raybestos in Crawfordville before retiring in 1985 from National Seal where she worked as an inspector. She was raised in Mulberry and lived her adult life in Dayton, Hillisburg area, Darlington, California, Frankfort and Lake Holiday before moving to Wesley Manor on June 1, 2003. She was a member for over 60 years of the Order of the Eastern Star (Past Worthy Matron of Hillisburg and Darlington O.E.S.

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 1 until the time of services. Burial will be in Fair Haven Cemetery in Mulberry. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Janice D. (Husband-Tom) Endicott of Crawfordsville Rita L. (Husband-David E.) Lewis of Frankfort 1 Brother: Estel (Wife-Lois) Rex of Mulberry 11 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren and 13 Great Great Grandchildren also survive.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her Husband, a daughter Sharon Bennett March 10, 2015, and 2 Great Grandchildren.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Donna L. Cleveland”

  1. Jeri Wright August 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I was sorry to read of your mother’s passing in the Crawfordsville paper. I did not know her, but my mother Frances Montgomery Durr went to school with her at Mulberry. Before her death in 2009, she lived with me for 9 months. Several times she talked about “Donna Rex” and wondered where she was. She had very fond memories of her childhood friend. I am sorry that we did not know where she was living or we would have tried to visit with her. You have my deepest sympathy on her passing.

  2. Lora & Bill Layton August 10, 2015 at 10:32 am

    To the Rex family, so sorry for your loss.

  3. June Davis August 11, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Rita….so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Love and prayers to you and your family.

  4. Jeanie and Gary Thompson August 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I was so sorry to read that your Mother had passed away. I had to go with my son to a doctor appointment at 1:30 in Carmel and was unable to attend her calling. I always loved seeing her and all of her girls when I was working at the manor. Of course I remember when you lived down the road from us and always felt a close friendship with your family. And Eastern Star was close to all of our hearts!! My thoughts and prayers will continue for the family in coming days and weeks. She certainly will be missed. Love Jeanie Dunn Thompson

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