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Donna Sue Clinkenbeard

1953 ~ 2020 (age 67)



Donna Sue Clinkenbeard, 67 of Vincennes, went to her heavenly home on Friday, June 05, 2020 while at Freelandville Community Home. 

Donna was born in Sullivan on May 22, 1953 to John Howard Clinkenbeard and Lillian Marie (Kixmiller) Clinkenbeard and they survive.

Donna was a devoted member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and was confirmed at Bethel Church in 1967. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from V.U. in 1973 and retired from Vincennes University as a grant writer for the V.U. Community Foundation. While at V.U. Donna was: Vice President’s Council in 1972, Silver Key Recipient 1973, Phi Theta Kappa 1973, Gold Cord Recipient 1973, Agriculture Club 1973, and Alumni Big Apple Award 1996. Donna enjoyed listening to the Beatles, spending time with her beloved nephews and great niece and nephews, the theater, traveling, and spending time with her dear friends from V.U. 

Other survivors include; her best friend, Joe Ognovich of Vincennes; 2 brothers, Gordon Clinkenbeard (Janet) of Freelandville, and Brad Clinkenbeard (Kathy) of Vincennes; 2 nephews, Matthew Clinkenbeard (Jennifer) and Nicholas Clinkenbeard (Paige);1 Great niece, Abby Clinkenbeard; 3 great nephews, Reece, Jackson, and Nolan Clinkenbeard; 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.  at the Bethel Church 13673 E. State Road 58 Edwardsport In, 475288 with the service immediately following at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel is honored to assist the Clinkenbeard family with arrangements for Donna and would like to encourage condolences for the family be left at  Memorial contributions may be made to the Donna Clinkenbeard Performing Arts Scholarship Fund, by mail 1002 N. First St. Vincennes, IN 47591 or by phone, 812-888-4510.


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June 9, 2020

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Bethel Church 13673 E. State Road

Funeral Service
June 9, 2020

3:00 PM
Bethel Church 13673 E. State Road

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