Joan Gerdes Donaldson

July 24, 1937 — May 24, 2018

Joan Gerdes Donaldson


Joan Donaldson (nee Mounce), age 80 years, of Cincinnati passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Joan was born July 24, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Kenneth Parker Mounce and Edith (Holwadel) Mounce. She loved music and travel. Her hobbies included watching classic movies, crochet, finding a bargain in unusual places, and playing solitaire. Joan was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence Church. She helped many people over the years privately and professionally, including working as a private caregiver and at Deaconess Hospital.


Devoted wife of the late Dennis J. Donaldson Sr., Joan was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Kenneth Donald Mounce. She was the loving mother of Victoria Stapleton of Mt. Healthy, Deborah Brooks of Fort Wright, KY, John (Ragene) Durbin Jr. of Bridgetown, Michael (Leila) Durbin of Shreveport, LA, Paul (Sandy) Martin of Reading, Edwin J. Gerdes Jr. of Pleasant Run, Margaret (Steve) Neumaier of Blue Ash, Michael Clark of Houston, TX, James (Jeanne) Hornberger of Batavia, Jo Ann (Chuck) Amore of Sharonville, Rebecca (the late Kenneth) Hoskins of Price Hill,  Melissa Kavanaugh of Florence, KY, and Angela (David) Schlotman of Harrison; step-mother of Larry (Debbie) Miller of Greenhills; grandmother of 41, great grandmother of 55, and two great great grandchildren. Also survived by her siblings, Barbara (James) Carl of Franklin, OH, Charles Mounce of Covington, KY, Sandra (Herbert) Lowe of Spencerville, IN, and Bobby Jean (Jeff) Davison of Chickamauga, GA.


Visitation 6 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, May 30, followed by funeral Service 11 AM Thursday, May 31 at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave., 45238. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.



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