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Rest in peace. My your family find peace and strength from your love and memory and faith.


Posted by: Diane Bailey (Cuny) - castle pines, CO - Classmate   May 31, 2017

To the family of Ms. D

I met Ms. D in 1985 when she started at Sacred Heart. My first memory was of her laugh. You could here it through the school. She was a kindergarten teacher at the time and they seemed to just love her. Ms D was the assistant coach for every sport I played from volleyball, softball and basketball. For my eighth grade trip her, along with Mr. Goggin, took all of us to Chicago where

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Posted by: Shelly Rhoden - Fort Wayne, IN - Student   May 29, 2017

To the family of Ms. Donovan;

Thank you for sharing this special woman with all of us, her former students at Benoit. As someone who was sent to her office more than once, I can honestly say she was tough but fair, kind and compassionate. She cared, and that made a difference in my life.

As an adult, I have tremendous respect for her and how difficult that job must have been. Yet she did it with grace and skill. She will be missed by many.

Condolences to you all.
Jacob Slane


Posted by: Jacob Slane - Santa Monica, CA - Student   May 27, 2017

Donovan Family,

We just want you to know what a great teacher and mentor Jeanette was for all of our children. She was also a beautiful person and friend. We will always remember her warm smile and hearty laugh. May you find some comfort in knowing that she made a difference in the lives of all the students she taught and served.

God Bless,

Joe and Lauri Braun


Posted by: Joe and Lauri Braun - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   May 25, 2017

Donovan Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult times of loss.

Dr. Bussick and Staff


Posted by: Timothy Bussick - Fort Wayne, IN   May 22, 2017

Dear Donovans,

I write this knowing people are assembling for Jeanette's funeral. Maybe it's my way of being there too, honoring my cousin's life which, based on all the heartfelt guest book comments, was a good and caring one.

Communicating with Mary Kay and Margy over the years, I know that Jeanette lived a full and happy life. There are people who live to be 100 who don't have the impact on people that Jeanette had.

What sticks with me is

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Posted by: Stephanie Sallaska - Pisgah Forest, NC   May 20, 2017

I will miss her greatly. Worked for her at Benoit Academy and St Patrick's clubhouse for many years. Sorry I was unable to attend the services, but my prayers are with her family and our many friends.


Posted by: GorDon Martin - Fort wayne, IN - Friend   May 20, 2017

I will always remember Jeanette's easy smile and her love of kids. Rest in Peace Jeannette, thank you for sharing your love and knowledge with countless kids over the years, your legacy lives on in them. Rest in the Peace of Christ.


Posted by: Jim Mount - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   May 19, 2017

Dear Donovan Family,
My heart breaks for your loss, and yet I know that Jeanette has touched so many life's that she will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Your family has always been an inspiration to me and will continue to be so in the days to come.
Sending my love,
Peggy Daugherty Sweeney


Posted by: Peggy sweeney(Daugherty) - Cincinnati, OH - Family Friend   May 19, 2017

When I left home in Ohio and entered Purdue University as a freshman, I didn't know another soul attending the school. Luckily, I ended up in a suite with Jeanette, and in her kind, outgoing, generous way, she welcomed me and brought me into her world. That time in McCutcheon Hall is full of wonderful memories, and I'm so sad that future "newbies" of all types won't have her to ease their way.

Thank you, Jeanette, for loving all of us who needed you.

Kathy "Mick" (Metro) Gerrard


Posted by: Kathleen Gerrard - Hudson, OH - Friend   May 19, 2017