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Donnalea Cain

Donnalea Cain

Female 1933 - 2018  (85 years)

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  • Name Donnalea Cain  [1, 2, 3
    Born 24 Dec 1933  Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Health Care - Registered Nurse 
    Died 25 Dec 2018  Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Y  [4
    Person ID I15791  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2020 

    Family George J. Phinney,   b. 29 Jul 1930, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Dec 1953  Angola, Steuben Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Melinda Sue Phinney
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F5953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wedding announcement, The Columbus [OH] Dispatch, p. 13-F (26 Sep 1954):
      "Donnnalea Cain, George Phinney Wed in Indiana
      "Mr. and Mrs. Willis Cain of Newark, Ohio, are announcing the marriage of daughter Donnalea, to Lt. George J. Phinney of Dennison, Ohio.
      "The ceremony was solemnized in the First Christian Church in Angola, Ind., on Dec. 30 [sic].
      "The bride is a graduate of Newark High School and was graduated from White Cross Hospital school of nursing. Lt. Phinney received his B.S. degree in biological science from Ohio State University. He is serving with the U.S. Army in Fort Riley, Kan.
      "For the present they are making their home at ... Manhattan, Kan."
    • Obituary, The Columbus [OH] Dispatch (29 Dec 2018):
      "Donnalea C. Phinney, 85, of Germfask, Michigan, formerly of Logan and Worthington, Ohio, passed away Tuesday December 25, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
      "She was born December 24, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late Willis Raymond and Wavalene Bickel Cain. She was married to George Jay Phinney, for 65 years, who survives.
      "She was an RN, and worked for Worthington Public Schools. She earned her BSN and Bachelors of Education Degrees, and a Masters Degree in Psychology. She was a member of Gibisonville United Methodist Church; Lions Club of Manistique Lakes, MI and Seney Natural History Association in Michigan.
      "Along with her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Melinda Phinney of Fairlawn, Ohio.
      "Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Cain.
      "A Celebration of Life gathering will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 6, 2019 at Gibisonville UMC, 16228 St. Rt. 678, Rockbridge, OH, 43149...."

      A similar obituary appeared in The Logan [OH] Daily News (28 Dec 2018).
    • DonnaLea earned her bachelors of education degree at Otterbein University, Ohio, and her master's degree at Ohio State University. See:

  • Sources 
    1. [S1027] OH Birth Index, 1908-1998|, Ohio Vital Records, Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964, (Ohio Vital Records Office, Columbus, OH; Online database,

    2. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary", (DonnaLea Cain; 29 Dec 2018).

    3. [S711] OH Deaths - 3 |, Ohio Dep't of Health, Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018, (Ohio Dep't of Health, Columbus, OH; online database, and at:

    4. [S103] FindaGrave, (, 211429877.