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Donna Killmer

Donna Lynn Killmer (Ziefel)

Sunday, November 28th, 1937 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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Donna L. Killmer (Ziefel)


Age 82, of Bethel Park, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020. Donna was the wife of the late Milton Robert Killmer; mother of Robert (Nancy) Killmer; loving grandma of Cameron Killmer and Kaylee (fiancé Joe Bender) Killmer; and sister of Dennis (Judy) Ziefel, of Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents Howard L. and Elizabeth (McClurg) Ziefel.

Donna was born to be a teacher; it was her calling in life. She taught second and third grade for 32 years at Keystone Oaks school district. She was a world traveler, especially to Europe. Donna loved sports cars and she loved Elvis.

Arrangements by BEINHAUERS, 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211. With the current state of the world, Donna’s funeral services will be private, with a Celebration of Life Service to be scheduled when possible. Those who wish to support Donna’s family during their private funeral services may visit www.beinhauer.com and, at no cost, “Light a Candle.” Anyone may submit a heartfelt message to the family, which will be placed on a candle and lit for the duration of the private service. Please submit messages by Tuesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society, https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Donation2?df_id=24228&24228.donation=form1

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Sabrina Locke

Posted at 07:37pm
My Dad and Bob have been the best of friends since long before I was born, therefore I’ve known the Killmer’s my entire life. I spent so much time at their house growing up and I spent a lot of time with Gram there. I even remember her coming to Kennywood with all of us sometimes and riding the rides with us. I’ll never forget her and her dog Shelby, they went everywhere together. She was such a wonderful lady and I’m very grateful to have known her. Rest In Peace Gram ❤️. My heart goes out to Bob, Nancy, Cam and Kaylee. Love you all.
JZ

Judy Ziefel

Posted at 03:11pm
I'm sad that we have to say goodbye to Pudgy, especially at what is also a difficult time for the world. It is so nice to see the lovely picture of her and remember having known her throughout the years.

Nj Morrison

Posted at 12:40pm
Scott and I will miss you. You were a very kind aunt to our children. I will miss our luncheons. I enjoyed teaching with you at Hillsdale School. NancyJean and Scott Morrison
JL

John Locke

Posted at 11:20am
My deepest sympathies to Bob, Nancy, Cam and Kaylee. Momma K was like a 2nd mother to me. I spent a LOT of my childhood at the Killmer house and learned so much from Mr and Mrs Killmer. As Bob mentioned, she did such a fantastic job as a single parent when Bob's Dad passed at such a young age. I will be forever grateful for the life lessons she taught me outside the classroom. She will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Mom.
BK

Bob Killmer

Posted at 09:38am
My Mom... Fiercely independent, intelligent, stylish, incredibly resilient and a fantastic teacher of to so many children over the years.

Mom overcame so many obstacles in her life. After loosing my father in 1979 she then had to continue to raise a teenager by herself and be the sole provider. She did both better than anyone could have imagined. Mom’s inner strength showed through consistently, but never more so than in 2011 when she was hit head-on while driving to a church meeting. The injuries she suffered would have ended most people, but not mom. After many surgeries and 5+months in the hospital and then rehab. Not only did her doctors think she would not live, they were pretty sure she would never walk again, at least without a walker. She showed them all. She lived; and lived so well, continuing to live independently attending church and retiree functions as well as traveling the world. Most importantly, she continued to be a loving, supportive grandma to Cam & Kaylee.
Mom, you are missed, but will always be fondly remembered by all who knew you.
Love, Bob
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