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Obituary: James Eugene Donahue, Vernon


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James Eugene Donahue, 75, of Vernon, Indiana, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Indiana.

Mr. Donahue was born November 17, 1938, in Scottsburg, Indiana, the son of Charles Walter and Beatrice Ely Donahue. He married Aase Anderson August 8, 1959, in Ramstein, Germany. She survives.

Mr. Donahue worked as a technician weather forecaster for the National Weather Service for 25 years. He also served as a weather forecaster for the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and received the Bronze Star for merit during his tour in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. He retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1976.

He was a member of Vernon Baptist Church and Danish Brotherhood Lodge No. 1 in Omaha, Nebraska. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Aase Donahue of Vernon, Indiana; two sons, James Donahue of Vernon, Indiana, and Robert Donahue of Terre Haute, Indiana; one brother, Charles (Shirley) Donahue of Columbus, Indiana; and one sister, Dorothy (Wayne) Springmeyer of Greensburg, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, at Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Morris officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery, followed by a luncheon and fellowship at Vernon Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Memorials may be made through Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to Our Hospice of Jennings County.

You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.

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