Donna Lee Balch, Newton Falls, Ohio

James Funeral Home

June 11, 2021

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Donna Lee Balch, age 73 of Newton Falls, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

She was born on February 1, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late John Wesley Haynes and Helen Marie (Zediker) Haynes.

Donna married Jack D. Balch, Sr. on April 16, 1970 and they enjoyed 51 years of marriage together.

She has lived in Newton Falls for the last nine years, formerly of Lake Milton and Windham, Ohio.

Donna worked as a laborer / packer at R&R Donley and retired in 2013.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, shopping, her apples, reading, cooking and especially her grandchildren.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Justin Balch.

She is survived by her husband, Jack D. Balch, Sr. of Cortland; three sons, Russell Balch and his companion, Crystal Cales, of Braceville, Jack D. Balch III of Lake Milton, Ohio and John Balch of Newton Falls; one daughter, Jackie Balch and her companion, Harold Rosier, of Newton Falls; three sisters, Ruth and Dennis Musser, of Newton Falls, Bonnie Cree of Windham, Ohio and Lois Freeman of Bessemer, Alabama; two brothers, John and Diane Haynes of Bentleyville, Pennsylvania and James Haynes of Newton Falls; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Calling hours will be two hours prior from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cremation will follow the funeral service.

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A television tribute will air Thursday, June 17 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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