Donna Elaine Gruber (Baker)


Mrs. Donna Elaine Gruber (Baker), 86 of Meadville PA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her Children and Grandchildren, December 28, 2018. Donna was born on September 20, 1932, Daughter of Donald and Laura Baker, who preceded her in Death.
Donna married the love of her Life in 1951, Robert (Bob) Dale Gruber who preceded her in Death. Bob and Donna were married for 67 years, during those years they raised 5 beautiful children and were blessed to experience life to the fullest.
Donna graduated from Cambridge Springs High School and enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and playing cards. Donna and her husband Bob spent winters for the last several years in Ormand Beach, Florida and are Lifetime members of the Venango PA Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 169.
Donna was devoted to her Husband, Children and Grandchildren. Her legacy of Love for Family and Friends will live on forever through her surviving children Dawn Heffern and her husband Dennis, Sheree Shorey and her Partner Todd Bailey, Robert Gruber II, Brett Gruber and his wife Vicky, Scott Gruber and his wife Lisa. Fourteen Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren, Tara Heffern (daughter Emma), Brianne Heffern (partner Tommy Blauser, children Brylee, Ashton, Addison), Trent Heffern (wife Shannon, children Asia, Greta, Scarlet and Grady), Trevor Heffern (wife Lacey, children Walker and Paisley). Niki White (husband Mike), Brian Shorey Jr. (wife Ida and son Apollo), Erin Gruber, Dana Gruber (partner Nate Young, children Nathaniel and Shy'Neil), Saunja Gruber (children Blake and Kaden), Tessa Slayton (husband Mike and son Isaac), Christopher Gruber (wife Audi and children Robert, Cassius and Eva), Jayme Gruber, Shayne Gruber and Jodi Gruber. Preceding her in death are Sister Bea Schriber, Niece Diane Augustine, Nephew Donald Harvey, Daughter in law Adele Marie Gruber, and Great Grandson Ian Christopher Gruber.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County and a Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date.
Donna will be greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege and blessing of knowing her and being a part of her life...until we see you again "Babe", "Mom", "Gramie".
Published on January 4, 2019
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