FOWLER, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Donna McCarthy of Fowler passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, in Green, Ohio.

Donna was born in the Lion’s Club in Cortland, Ohio to Raymond and Marie Graham on September 21, 1933.

She graduated from Fowler High School in June 1952 and married the love of her life, John McCarthy of Vienna, on October 9, 1952, in Angola, Indiana.

Donna was a stay-at-home mother with many outside interests and responsibilities. She worked as a substitute secretary at Neal Middle School and Cortland Trinity Baptist Church, led a Girl Scout Troop, volunteered in many community organizations and served in many capacities at the Cortland Trinity Church.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Marie Graham; her brother, Raymond (Butch) Graham and son, Michael McCarthy.

Donna is survived by her husband of 70 years, John McCarthy; daughters, Kathleen (Gary) Schrecengost of Fowler and Christiane (Attila) Varga of Hartville; daughter-in-law, Nancy McCarthy of Brunswick; grandchildren, Kari, Cory, Craig (Tiffany) Schrecengost, Jamie (Jack) Yahnert, Erin (Noel) Moore, Olivia and Faith Varga and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church in Cortland, Ohio. Calling hours will immediately precede the service from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A private burial will follow at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Light of Life Ministries, P.O. Box 283, Hazel Park, MI 48030.

Arrangements are by Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High Street, Cortland, OH 44410. Online condolences can be made at

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, April 18 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.