Marie "Donna" Stewart, 87, of Butler, Pennsylvania,
passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at her
She was born January 26, 1933 in Sligo, Pennsylvania
to the late William Sloan Shields and Gladys Faye
Donna was a 1951 graduate of Butler High School,
then went on to study at the Louise Sallinger
Academy of Fashion. She was a homemaker and a member
of the First United Methodist Church. Donna cooked
for her church's community meals for 13 years and
assisted with many funeral dinners. She was a member
of the Back Street Golden Girls and enjoyed reading,
sewing and baking.
Donna is survived by two sons, Bruce Alan Stewart
and his wife Andrea of Waynesburg, PA and Gordon
Bradley Stewart of Wilmington, DE; five
grandchildren, Joshua, Ailisa, Ben, Liadin and Liam;
two great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Amy
Stewart of Beltsville, MD; one brother, Keith
Shields of Butler, PA; one sister, Patricia Broad of
Butler, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Loyal DeWitt Stewart, whom she
married March 5, 1954, and who passed away July 3,
2008; one son, Loyal Douglas Stewart; three sisters,
Wilma L. Whetzel, Carol McCurdy and Phyllis Jenkins;
and one brother, Joseph L. Shields.
Due to the many restrictions imposed because of the
Coronavirus, there will not be a public visitation
A private funeral service will be held at the
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North
Street, Butler, PA, with Pastor Barbara Stoehr of
First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested
to the Butler Public Area Library, 218 McKean
Street, Butler, PA 16001.