Donna Jean (Cione) Rodgers

Born: Tue., Mar. 31, 1959
Died: Wed., May 8, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., May 12, 2013
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., May 13, 2013

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Donna Jean Rodgers, 54, of Hermitage Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 9:40am, at home with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Donna was born, Donna Jean Cione, March 31st, 1959 to Richard and Frances (DePreta) Cione in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Farrell High School in 1977. On May 20th, 1978, she married John Scott Rodgers and together they had three children.
Donna attended Pennsylvania State University where she was a member of the Dean’s list every semester and graduated with the highest honors achieving a degree in early childhood education. However, her greatest joy in life was being a wife and mother. She was the most happy when she was spending time with her family and her beloved cat Fred. She enjoyed cooking and baking almost as much as her family enjoyed her spaghetti and meatballs. She especially loved going to tea with her daughter Maria and sister Debbie, sitting by the fire and enjoying home cooked Italian food with her son Ian and Daughter-In-Law Mandy, listening to her son Michael play the guitar and sing her favorite songs, and taking car rides with her husband John to the Country Store in the mountains.
She was preceded in death by her father Richard Cione, her grandparents Michael and Maria DePreta and Joseph and Helen Cione. She is survived by her husband John Rodgers of Hermitage,  son Ian Rodgers and his wife Amanda of Claridge PA, daughter and best friend Maria Joseph and her husband Justin of Whitehall, PA, son Michael Rodgers of Nashville TN, mother Frances Cione of Farrell, PA, and five siblings, Debbie (Pat) O’Donnell, Richard Cione, Mary (Joe) Tremmel, Joseph (Lisa) Cione and Linda Klamer.
In lieu of flowers, Donna has asked that memorial contributions be made to Wild4ever c/o the Barberton Veterinary Clinic, 4873 Richland Avenue, Norton, OH 44203.
Friends may call Sunday May 12th, 2013 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148.
Mass will be held Monday May 13th, 2013 11:00 am at the Church of the Good Sheppard West Middlesex, PA with Msgr. Robert Malene and Msgr. Richard Mayer officiating.

Entombment will take place in St. Rose Mausoleum Hermitage, PA.

Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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Debbie Rusch
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
Maria and Justin,
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family. God Bless.

Susan Wagner
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
Maria and Justin: May god comfort you in your time of loss and the memories of your mother bring you joy as the days move forward.

Jill Graham
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
My deepest sympathy at the passing of Donna. I will always treasure her friendship during her tenure of working at Bail USA. Her smile, her energy, her positive attitude - they were all very comforting to me. Now I would like to take the time to send my condolences and comfort back to all of you. Another angel has gone on to heaven way too early in her life. May God comfort each and every one of you and hold you close in his arm as you go through these next months adjusting to life without Donna here with you.

Mia Diego
   Posted Fri May 10, 2013
Dearest Maria,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family to find strength in this difficult time. I am certain that your mom is n heaven dancing with all the angels.


Gretchen Ahrendt
   Posted Sat May 11, 2013
My deepest sympathy for you and your family during this difficult time. Embrace the good memories you have from a time when you mother was well and the love of your family and friends.

Charlene, Kara, and John Heister
   Posted Sun May 12, 2013
We are so sorry about your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let us know.

Cindy Danel
   Posted Mon May 13, 2013
Dear Maria and Justin,
I am so very sorry about the loss of your beautiful and courageous mother. my thoughts and prayers go out to you both.

Jeremy Hewitt
   Posted Mon May 13, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you through these difficult times providing peace and comfort.

Debra Liston
   Posted Mon May 13, 2013
Dear John,

I didn't find out until last night when I ran into Dale. I am so very sorry for you and your entire family for your loss. God bless.


Charlene, Kara, and John Heister
   Posted Mon May 13, 2013
Our deepest sympathies are with your family during this difficult period. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything, please let us know

Susan Snow (daughter of Antoinette Cione Bruder)
   Posted Tue May 14, 2013
John, Ian, Maria, Michael, Aunt Francie and the Cione/DePreta Family:

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you. I know nothing anyone can say will truly bring you comfort, but know that I am thinking and praying for you.

I'm sure my Mom and Uncle Dickie gave her a huge hug to welcome her into heaven.

Bonnie Parker
   Posted Tue May 14, 2013
John and Family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of Donna. I remember her as being one of the sweetest human beings; when I saw her just a few years ago, she glowed with pride when she talked about her children, and was so bubbly and happy. I will never forget how she played a part in my bridal shower all those years ago when no one else had one for me. I will keep you all in my prayers, and know that she will continue to live in all of you. God Bless you all. Bonnie

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