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Obituary: Donna A. Babbs, Columbus

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Donna A. Babbs, 74, of Columbus, died at 8:33 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Donna was a member of Columbus Lions Club. She enjoyed playing cards, going on family vacations and spending time with her family.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Wes Jones officiating. Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

Born in Indianapolis Sept. 21, 1938, Donna was the daughter of Perry L. Daniels and Thelma Arnett Daniels. She married Walter E. Babbs May 3, 1956. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 2008.

Survivors include a son, Mark A. (Anna) Babbs of Bloomington, IN; daughters, Julie A. (Dennis) Michael of Columbus, IN, Karen D. (Mark) Galbraith of Cookeville, TN, and Angela D. (Tim Beeker) Petro of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Joshua (Kelli) Michael, Justin (Darci) Michael, Colby (Ireli) Babbs, Jacob Babbs, Kylie (Randy) Robinson, Megan Petro and Ryan Ranard; and great-grandchildren, Chad Michael, Gracie Michael, Nicholas Babbs, Elisabeth Babbs, and Carter Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

You may view her video tribute after 4 p.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.


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