Donna Jean Hoaglin

Donna Jean Hoaglin

February 05, 1922 - May 04, 2017

Donna Jean Nicholson Hoaglin, 95, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Park Place Elder Living Center in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Trey Hegar officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will also receive friends on Sunday at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the service time. Memorials may be directed to the HCI Care Services, First Presbyterian Church or to the Salem Crew Public Library in her memory.

Donna was born on February 5, 1922, at home near Salem, Iowa, the daughter of Russell Paul and Florence Leila Ross Nicholson. She was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Remick on November 10, 1940 in Mt. Pleasant. They later divorced. On January 17, 1950, she was united in marriage to William M. Hoaglin in Keokuk, he preceded her in death on May 30, 1997, at the age of 100.

Growing up on a farm in rural Salem, Donna attended the Salem Country Schools and graduated from Salem High School in 1939 at the age of 17. She worked as a bookkeeper for several area businesses including Hoaglinís Department Store. Together, she and her husband established the William M. and Donna J. Hoaglin Foundation. Donna served as the vice-president of the Foundation during her husbandís tenure as president and then as president until her death. She and her husband were involved in agriculture, traveled, and were members of the Country Club on the River. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant where she taught Sunday School, served in the Presbyterian Womenís Association, and was named one of the first women elders. Donna was a member of numerous organizations including Farm Bureau, the State Historical Society of Iowa, Questers, Mt. Pleasant Womenís Club, Henry County Genealogical Society, and the Henry County Health Center Auxiliary. Donna was named a 50-year member of both PEO Chapter Original A and the National TTT Society.

Donna enjoyed genealogy, playing bridge, and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and attending music and sporting events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchild:
Grandson Joseph Remick and his wife Carol of rural Hillsboro, and their children: Spenser Remick and his wife Amber of Oskaloosa, Morgan Fry and her husband Benjamin, of New London; and Carson Remick of Pella; Grandson Larry Remick and his wife Lisa of rural Hillsboro, and their children: Rachael Sathoff, and her husband Jordan, along with their infant son, Jadon of rural Hillsboro; and Elliott Remick of Mt. Pleasant; Granddaughter Jeanna Yochum and her husband Tom of rural Hillsboro, and their children: Melia Smith of Kennesaw, Georgia; Mackenzie Yochum of Elwood, Iowa; and Casey Yochum of rural Hillsboro; and her daughter-in-law Judith of Washington.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her son Russell K. Remick; her brother Ross Nicholson in infancy.

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