Dona L. Joseph

Dona LuAnn Joseph, 67 of Zanesville passed early the morning of August 14, 2022 at her home.

She was born on Tuesday, April 5, 1955 in Zanesville, Ohio the daughter of Thomas Fleming and Mary June Stewart. She was raised by her beloved mother, the late Geraldine Fleming. Dona was a 1973 graduate of Maysville High School and the Muskingum Vocational School. She was a longtime employee of Genesis Healthcare System, serving first as a nurse and later as an administrative assistant at both Bethesda and Good Samaritan hospital.

She is survived by, son Chad Joseph and daughter Heather (Sean) Kirkwood; brothers Jack Fleming, Jack Barnett, Randy (Jennifer) Stewart, Chris (Valerie) Stewart, Hobie (Linda) Stewart, and Tracy Stewart; sisters Georgana Henry and Leslie Williams; six grandchildren- Haille, Emma and Brenlynn Joseph and Lydiah, Zandar and Zayne Kirkwood; her beloved canine companion Elijah Joseph; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Dona was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Herb Joseph, whom she married March 9, 1975; and sister Nancy (Fleming) Lyall.

Friends may call 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home where funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Conard Wolf officiating.

Donations can be made towards funeral costs. The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Dona’s family please visit