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Donna  Hinshaw Dolen
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Obituary for Donna Hinshaw Dolen

Donna (Hinshaw) Dolen, 72, Mooresville, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of December 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born July 20, 1944, in Martinsville, to the late Dwight and Norma (Byrnes) Hinshaw.

A 1962 graduate of Monrovia High School, Donna attended Indiana University. She retired from the investment firm of David A. Noyes & Company as a registered representative. She also worked for Guepel DeMars on the Circle Center Mall project and previously was employed with Historic Landmarks of Indiana during the restoration of West Baden Springs Hotel.

Donna lived a full life that availed her an opportunity to travel numerous times to Europe. She also enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino with friends and family. She was an accomplished and very artistic quilter, loved to garden, and was a voracious reader. Donna’s memory will be forever cherished by her loving family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, LuAnn Schalk.

Survivors include two daughters, Jill Gray and Kitty Taylor (John Shrum); grandchildren, Devin Gray (Samantha) and Grace Taylor; siblings, Nancy Glover, Judy Will, Lynn Kempf (Greg), and Judd Hinshaw (Terri); a host of beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; brother-in-law, Mike Schalk.

The eternal hostess, Donna’s family invites you to celebrate her life during a time of light hors d'oeuvres and champagne on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 4 to 8 p.m. at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. A service to celebrate her life will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gathering Together, 147 N. Center St., Plainfield. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158





11:00 AM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158

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Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

5409 West Hurt Road
Monrovia, IN 46157


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