Donna Sears

Obituary of Donna Kay Sears

Donna Kay (Wilson) Sears, age 69 of Concord Township, passed away unexpectedly March 16, 2022 at Hillcrest Hospital with her only daughter Jennifer (Sears) Nelson and son-in-law Rob Nelson by her side. She was born on September 13, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio to George and Ivadean (Pennington) Wilson. She grew up in Euclid, Ohio and graduated from Euclid High School in 1970. Donna was artistic, caring, compassionate, creative, dependable, a good listener, and deeply cherished her friends and family. Her professional interests and strengths afforded her the opportunity to work in a variety of settings over the years, which included experience in the printing and greeting card industry, experience in customer service, sales, and account representation, and experience in the medical field as a medical receptionist. Donna had a passion to help those less fortunate during the holidays and helped to collect, organize, and deliver clothing, gifts, and toys for families through various charity drives. Donna loved her longtime friends, made many new friendships over the years, and enjoyed entertaining and hosting those near and dear to her. Her daughter and husband were always a priority to her and they had come to coin themselves “The 3 MuskeSears”. Donna was an avid reader who loved a good book, and looked forward to watching award shows such as the Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Awards. She loved to decorate and had an amazing eye for detail. She enjoyed being in the sun and by the ocean, planting and maintaining flowers in the yard and on the front porch and deck, vacationing in the Outer Banks, and taking weekend trips to the Columbus Zoo and Mackinaw Island. She is survived by her only daughter, Jennifer (Sears) Nelson and son-in-law, Rob Nelson. She leaves behind beloved family members including her mother Ivadean, brothers Jeff (Brenda) Wilson and Tom Wilson, sister-in-law Carol Wilson, along with many beloved nieces and nephews, Kathy (Doug) Wetzel, Nikki (Dennis) Nevar, Becky Wilson, Alex (Laurel) Wilson, Olivia Wilson, and a great niece and great nephews. She also leaves behind brothers-in-law and their wives David (Connie) Sears and Terry (Shirley) Sears, nieces and nephews Steve (Laura) Sears, Mike (Lisa) Sears, Matthew Sears, Kristen (Troy) Higgins, Elizabeth (Sean) Hite, Nathan (Brandy) Sears, Bradley Sears, and many great nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Dennis “Denny” Joel Sears, her father, George Wilson, and brothers Arthur (Carol Wilson) and David Wilson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association at A private burial will take place at Perry Township Cemetery and a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Perry Community Center from 4:00-8:00PM.