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Donna M. Chismar

March 27, 1939 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Donna Chismar Obituary

Donna M. Chismar, 84, of Blooming Valley, passed away at Meadville Medical Center on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

She was born March 27, 1939, in Erie, a daughter of John and Cecil Moore Wiggins.  She married Roger Watson in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1976.  She subsequently married Frank Chismar on June 13, 1986.

Donna was a 1957 graduate of Wesleyville High School.  She worked as a buyer for Smith Meters, Norton’s, and Saint Goban.

Donna was a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church and an active member of Blooming Valley United Methodist Church where she participated in church dinners, vacation bible school, and rummage sales.  She was an election poll clerk for many years and enjoyed going to craft shows and crocheting dish towels for family and friends.

Survivors, in addition to her husband Frank, include a daughter, Michele Widdowson (Rodney) of Erie; four stepsons, Frank Chismar, III (Christine) of Bellefontaine, OH, John Chismar of San Antonio, TX, Greg Chismar (Tammy Deemer) of Montville, OH, and Doug Chismar (Michelle) of Eastlake, OH; three grandchildren, Thomas Widdowson, Abigail Schmid, and Rebecca Snippert; eleven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, Layla Schmid, Emilio Snippert, and Cooper Ludwig; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.

Calling hours will be Sunday, February 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where the funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Wade, Pastor of Blooming Valley United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Blooming Valley United Methodist Church, 24740 State St., Meadville, PA 16335.

The family wishes to express their appreciation for the love and care provided by Dr. Peter Loucks and all the doctors and nurses at Meadville Medical Center

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February 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Funeral Service
February 4, 2024

4:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335


Blooming Valley United Methodist Church
24740 State Street, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-724-1274


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