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Donna Sue Wright

July 2, 1948 – April 8, 2023

Donna Sue Wright

Donna Sue Wright, age 74, passed away with family by her side, leaving this world to be with the Lord on April 8, 2023.

She is survived by her husband Ken Wright; daughters Rhonda (Kevin) Mitchell and Shannon (Aaron) Daniels; grandchildren Connor, Taylor, Alex, Adrienne, Lilian, Brennan, Eden, Tristan, and Lane; her sister Patti (Greg) Kohl; her brothers Tom (Eileen) Tegenkamp, and Bob (Louise) Tegenkamp. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Maude and William Tegenkamp, brother Bill (Sis) Tegenkamp, and sister Vina Tegenkamp.

Donna grew up in North Fairmont where she was the first female tumbler on the male gymnastics team at her local community center and was in the Elite 700 club on the men’s tumbling team. She graduated from Courter Tech High School in 1966 after which she had a career as a hairdresser for forty-nine years in Western Hills and maintained lifelong friendships with many of her classmates and clients. She enjoyed an active lifestyle, including coaching gymnastics, playing tennis and racquetball.

Donna was always the life of the party and was known for her contagious laugh and joyful spirit that could light up the room. She had an immense love for people and was known to have never met a stranger in her entire life. She was a very independent and strong woman who lived her life to the fullest. Donna especially loved traveling and in her younger years lived in Germany and traveled all over Europe. After having her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed family beach vacations, and in 1996 went to the Olympics in Atlanta where she watched the women’s gymnastics team win the gold medal.

While she loved to travel, spending time with her family and friends was what she valued most in life. Donna’s children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She loved being surrounded by both her immediate and extended family. She loved gathering for the annual Christmas parties, backyard cookouts, and meeting for lunch or dinner. Donna had an immense faith and trust in God that never wavered. She was a lifelong member of Cincinnati Primitive Baptist Church. Known for her generosity, she would help anyone in need and was always content and thankful for what she had.

Donna always made herself available for anyone. Her unconditional love, compassion and loyalty will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 21, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. It’s located at 2155 Compton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231. Follow the blue line to the left once you enter the cemetery. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 PM with her burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at Alzheimer’s Association | Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Help



Friday, April 21, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Friday, April 21, 2023 at 1:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Friday, April 21, 2023 at 2:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

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“My prayers are with Donna’s loving family. I have known Donna for over 50 year. My mother-in-law and Donna’s mother were friends and went to church to get along with all their children which my husband was one. Donna is now at peace with God.”

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady and I have some funny memories from our younger days. I hope your family finds peace and can remember all the happy times. I wish I could be there to support you. Lots of love! Kristin”

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“I am truly so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in our prayers.”

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“My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God’s loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)”

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