Donna Hart, 82, Logansport, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
On Jan. 3, 1932, Donna Mae Bunn was born in Fulton County, the cherished daughter of Ralph B. and Glenrose E. Nuell Bunn. Growing up she shared her childhood with her brother Robert. She grew up on the farm in Richland Township where her love and appreciation for agriculture began. Donna graduated from Richland Center High School in 1949. Following high school, she attended short-course agriculture classes at Indiana University at Kokomo. During her early years, she attended Richland Center United Methodist Church.
In Richland Center, Donna married the love of her life, Donald E. Hart, on Oct. 2, 1949. Don preceded in death on Aug. 7, 1972, when he was tragically killed in an airplane accident. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to New England to live while Don, a Korean War veteran, served our country. During their 22 years of marriage, they raised four daughters, Debby, Cathy, Lee Ann and Holly; and two sons, Ralph and Jody. The family tree grew with the added blessings of 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
With a distinct passion for agriculture, Donna was a third generation farmer, living on the farm in Richland Township that had been in her family’s possession. She and Don actively tended to the dairy operation, overseeing the milking of a fine herd of 70 Holsteins. They were awarded the Silver Award for testing milk from the Dairy Herd International Association in Marshall County. Each spring they shared the plowing and planting of corn, soybeans and hay on their 320-acre farm.
After leaving the farm, Donna moved to Logansport and began working at Logansport Memorial Hospital in respiratory therapy for a decade. She was a member of the Logansport Ladies Auxiliaries of the VFW and American Legion. Donna was a charter member and was past president of the Parents Without Partners Logansport chapter. She collected antiques, folk art and enjoyed crafts.