Donna Jean (Kunkle) Greene, age 86, of Clymer, PA, joined our Heavenly Father in the afterlife on August 9th, 2022, surrounded by loved ones in her home.
On July 19th, 1936, Donna was born in Indiana County to Alice Bernice (Wellen) Kunkle and Floyd Kunkle. She then went to Commodore Area School District (now Purchase Line), where she graduated. She married her husband, Bernard Greene, Sr., on April 18th, 1959. The two raised their 6 children. Their kids grew up and had kids, all whom called her Ma, and him Poppy.
Ma was a very selfless soul. After raising her own children, she was everyone’s go to babysitter, and eventually went on to raise a countless amount of foster kids. On top of that, Ma was always sure to donate to Native American Indian tribes. In return, they would send her dreamcatchers that she would give to her grandchildren.
Not only did Donna help raise many children, but she also loved animals, and raised a whole farm. From cows, goats, pigs, lambs, chickens, roosters, bunnies, ducks, to dogs - the only thing Ma did not get that she wanted was a monkey.
You could be sure to find Donna watching every soap opera on the air. Whether it be Days of our Lives, or the Hallmark channel, she was the center for information. If she wasn’t watching her daytime soaps, you could find her browsing a magazine, finding the most bizarre things, and then ordering them.
Ma kept her faith close. She instilled “love thy neighbor” into her kids, for she married hers. When anyone had any problem, Ma would encourage them to keep praying, and she would too.
Surviving are her children: Kimberly (Jose) Chi, Sally (Robert) Lute, Randy (Sandy) Greene, Garry (Demita) Greene and Scott (Amy) Greene; daughter-in-law Debra (Bernard) Boyer; sister Helen Greene; brothers: Michael (Denise) Kunkle and Richard Kunkle; sisters-in-law: Virginia Ankele and Barbara Greene and brother-in-law, John (Dora) Greene. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many (great) nieces and nephews.
Donna was preceded in death by: husband, Bernard Greene Sr.; son, Bernard (Debra) Greene, Jr.; mother, Alice Bernice (Wellen) Kunkle; father, Floyd Kunkle; brother, Fred Kunkle; sisters-in-law: Delores (Butch) Kunkle; Ruby (Laird) Orr; Jane (Lefty) Brocious and Victoria (Roy) Woods and brothers-in-law: James (Hazel) Greene and Thomas Greene.
With Ma passing, there is a pit of emptiness within us all, that will never be filled again on this Earth. She is eternally loved and missed. There is no doubt in our mind she is happy being reunited with her loved ones that she was previously grieving. I know she’s enjoying Heaven, looking down upon us saying, “they’re all nuts!”
Please join us for a celebration of life service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the Purchase Line Church of the Brethren. Pastor Jackie Greene will officiate. Refreshments will be served following our celebration.
Arrangements are with the assistance of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Donna’s guestbook and share a memory or message.