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Donna Marie Walton

By Joshua Smith

Batavia - Donna Marie Walton, 64, of Batavia, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. 

She was born February 9, 1948 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Dominick and Marie Cerce.

Donna enjoyed listening to country music, family gatherings and spending time outside with her grandchildren.  She was also a member of the VFW 1602 Ladies Auxiliary.

Donna is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Walton, whom she married December 16, 1967; a daughter, Marcia (Michael) Barnes of Elba; 2 sons, Robert (Rachelle) Walton of Oakfield and Merle Walton of Batavia and was the devoted grandmother to 11 grandchildren.  She is also survived by 2 sisters, Florence (Dan) Henderson of Batavia and Loise Leitsch of Junction City, KS; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Joe Cerce and Dominick Cerce and sister, Maria Cass.  

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m.  Memorials may be made to VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.  Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at




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