Katherine Donaldson, 83

Katherine E. "Kate"  Donaldson, 83, of rural Wabash, died at 8:40 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.  She was born August 12, 1934, in Wabash, to Walter and Adeline (Weirs) Banister.

Kate married Norman Lee "Bud" Donaldson at Wabash First United Methodist Church on August 29, 1960.  She was a telephone operator for General Telephone in Wabash, and also delivered newspapers for the Wabash Plain Dealer motor route.  Kate was a member and past Secretary of the Wabash Women of the Moose.  She enjoyed fishing, raising flowers, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Lee "Bud" Donaldson of Wabash; five children, Hubert "Hub" (Lynn) Baker of Lincolnville, Indiana, Walter "Wally" Baker of Wabash, Michael "Mike" (Kim) Baker of Lynn Haven, Florida, Maurice "Maury" (Rhonda) Donaldson and Rita Donaldson Cooper, all of Wabash; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren; and brothers,and sister John Banister, Bryan Banister, and Anita Vrem, all of Wabash. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating.  Burial will be in Matlock Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 pm Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is the National MS Society.

The memorial guest book for Kate may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Apr 11