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Donna Jean Rager



3 - 7 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 2016

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Rager, Donna Jean, 82, Johnstown, passed away on September 3, 2016 at Windber Hospice.  Born April 20, 1934 in Johnstown, daughter of the late George and Helen (East) Naugle.  Preceded in death by parents; husband of 60 years Herbert P. Rager, who died March 3, 2016; sister Shirley Orris, and 3 year old brother Curtis Naugle. Survived by children, Keith married to Kerry (Frazer) Windber; Craig, Newport Beach; Kimberly, wife of Keith Wetzel, Harrisburg; Curtis married to Jennifer (Odenthal), York.  Grandchildren Eric (Jamie Leventry), Pittsburgh; Matthew, Pittsburgh; and Petty Officer Leah Rager, San Diego; Zachary, Euless, TX; Sarah (Shawn) Swope, Camp Hill, Heather Wetzel, Harrisburg; Ella Jakob, and Ty Rager all of York.  Great-grandsons Peyton and Landon Swope, Camp Hill; Lincoln Rager, Pittsburgh.  Brothers Rev. Ronald (Emma), Darlington and William (Virginia), Maryland. Donna was a 1952 graduate of Johnstown High School.  She worked for Bestform, Artley Dress Factory, Grants, Kreskey Department Store, Hart’s Home Store and was a census taker for Richland Township. Donna was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist church where she served as head deaconess for many years and was a member of the choir.  She was a former member of Albright United Methodist Church on Cooper Ave.  Donna enjoyed family get-togethers, cooking and family trips, which included life-long friends Ken and Patty Adams, to Sunset Beach and the Outer Banks.  She was also a member of the YWCA Water Walking Ladies for many years.  She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed knitting. Friends received Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. 1521 Frankstown Rd.  and also Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kirk Rowland, officiating.  In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church: Mission Discover, Hold the Children, Truth Connect, or to Windber Hospice. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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