Ellenton, Florida: Donna Louise Check, 80, formerly of Austintown, Ohio passed away peacefully on May 19, 2020. Donna was born February 21, 1940 in Austintown to the late Albert and Margaret Jenkins. She was a 1958 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School where she played multiple instruments in the band and sang in the choir. Donna enjoyed music her whole life. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines Barbershop Chorus and the Youngstown Symphony Choir.
Donna and her husband Thomas were members of the VFW Post 9226 in Ellenton Florida where Donna was a past Auxiliary President and Chaplain. Donna and her husband enjoyed motorcycle trips with the VFW Riders Group.
Besides her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Check.
She is survived by her three children, Dianne (Jeff) Fry, Thomas Krichbaum and Catherine (Tom) Jones, two grandsons Cory Krichbaum and Bryan Jones and a great granddaughter; four stepchildren, Thomas “Butch” (Carol) Check, Linda (Tim) Walton, James (Becky) Check, Cindy (Steve) Baker, ten step-grandchildren; Michelle Bosick, John Check, Erica Check, Terri Henson, Ann Mannix, Khrystine Glancy, Emilee Walton, Micaela Bishard, Dillon Check and Chelsea Meservey and fifteen step-greatgrandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post when it reopens. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Sarasota National Cemetery.
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