First Posted: 2/7/2006


DONNA JEAN SHURELDS, 72, died Feb. 4, 2006, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Bluffton to Gerald Burnell and Edna LaDonna Kieffer Chidester. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother, Edna Grossman, survives in Cridersville.

Mrs. Shurelds had been a dietitian at St. Rita's Medical Center and a clerk at Nickels Bakery.

Survivors also include five sons, Jim (Carol) Stoodt of Bellefontaine, Stephen (Cathy) Stoodt and Jeffery Shurelds, both of Lima, Dana Shurelds of Worthington and Christopher (Jennifer) Shurelds of Minster; two daughters, Patricia (Tom) Kuhn and Cheryl (Mike) Chiles, both of Lima; two sisters, Carolyn (Jack) Dawson of Peoria, Ariz., and Darlene Kay (Larry) Beals of Huron, S.D.; and 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Gerald Chidester.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Howard Allison will officiate. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Humane Society.

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