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Joan Peed Donovan

June 1, 1939 — October 7, 2008

Mrs. Joan Peed Donovan, 69, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at her residence.

She was born June 1, 1939 in North Middletown, Kentucky to Albert "Dick" Jr. and Paralee Fox Martin. She formerly worked as a CNA for 2 years and Wayne Works for 15 years. She was a full-time homemaker and mother who enjoyed gardening, flowers, crafting, cooking and baking.

Mrs. Donovan will be missed by her husband, Charles R. Donovan, whom she married June 29, 1984; 1 daughter & son-in-law, Charlene and Max Catey, Richmond; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James Robert and Cindy Peed, Winchester, and Richard and Jerri Peed, Fountain City; her mother, Paralee Martin, Williamsburg; step-daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Dwayne Arnold, West Middleton; step-son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Erin Donovan, Muncie; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Bill Parrish, Williamsburg and Pamela Sue and Arnold Sowers, Centerville; 5 brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Martin, Fountain City; Jerry and Joyce Martin, Gerald and Juanita Martin and Mike and Elizabeth Martin, all of Williamsburg, Tony and Pam Martin, Mesquite, Nevada; 8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Donovan was preceded in death by her father, Albert "Dick" Martin on July 20, 1997 and her sister-in-law, Diana Sue Martin, on December 7, 1972.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Bill Parrish at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in New Garden Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 10, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, Indiana 47374, or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.

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