Donna M. Besselman, 65, of Riverside Apartments died the morning of Nov. 5, 2008, in Jameson Hospital.

Born Jan. 6, 1943, in Warsaw, Ind., she was a daughter of John and Marjorie Shope Besselman. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives in New Castle.

She had worked at the former Shenango China as a production line worker, at the Lawrence County Historical Society and at Head Start.

She was a 1962 graduate of New Castle High School.

Miss Besselman enjoyed playing bingo.

She was a member of St. Mary Church.

In addition to her mother, survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, David L. and Dee Ann Bessselman of Avondale, Pa., and John H. and Patsy Besselman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Lou Besselman of New Wilmington, and Joanne F. and William Morrow of Silver Spring, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the J. Bradley Funeral Home and Crematory, 111 W. Falls St. A service will be conducted at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home The Rev. James Downs of Christ the King Parish will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244.

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