Mount Vernon News
  • Donald Hathaway

  • May 14, 2010

FREDERICKTOWN — Donald Hathaway, 92, of Fredericktown died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Donald was born Aug. 24, 1917, in Knox County to Lloyd and Neva (Murphy) Hathaway and was a graduate of Fredericktown High School. Following graduation, Donald continued the family tradition of farming, and maintained a family farm in northern Knox County his entire lifetime. He was a member of the Batemantown United Methodist Church and the Knox County Farm Bureau, Farm Council.
Surviving are his daughter, Joyce (David) Kroninger of Westerville; his son, Joe (Lisa) Hathaway of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Krista Kroninger, Kayla Kroninger, Jessie Hathaway, Jared Hathaway and Jackie Hathaway; his brother, Leland Hathaway of Fredericktown; nieces, Ronda Hathaway, Connie (Al) Arens, Lela Hathaway; several cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Doris Hathaway, on Aug. 15, 2003; and infant daughter, Nancy Lou Hathaway; his sister-in-law, Lorilla Hathaway; and nephew, Darel Hathaway.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at North Fork Cemetery near Waterford.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Station Break Senior Citizens Center, 501 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to thank their family and friends, especially Leland, Lorilla, Ronda; Meals on Wheels; Knox County Health Department Home Health Care nurse Lorraine Bratton and the nurses aides.
To send an online condolence to the family, visit
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Donald Hathaway.




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