Dona Lou Braden

EAST PALESTINE – Dona Lou Braden, 82, of Irwin Avenue, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at her residence, following a brief illness.

Dona Lou was born Dec. 9, 1930 in East Palestine, a daughter of the late Sylvanus Elias and Minnie Kuntz Lower, and was a lifelong resident of the community. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Robert O. Braden, whom she married July 14, 1948; two daughters, Kathy Lynn Jordan and Amy Elizabeth Cope, both of East Palestine; and a son, Robert Jerold Braden of New Waterford. She also leaves four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be in Glenview Cemetery.