She was a native of Shelbyville and had lived there most of her life until relocating to Cleveland approximately 10 years ago.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1931, a daughter of the late Odus and Mattie Barnett.
She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Valley View Baptist Church. She was an accomplished seamstress, quilter and knitter. She also loved gardening and was an avid reader.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Myles Wilson Donegan; and three sisters: Rachel Lowe, Betty Reed and Marion Moulder.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Marty Smith of Hixson; two sons and daughters-in-law: Clinton and Martha Donegan of Johnson City and Ricky and Sandy Donegan of Cleveland; two sisters: Sybil Norman (Jack) and Mae McGowan (Clarence); 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous other extended family members; and the friends in her senior adult group from Valley View Baptist Church.
A memorial celebration is planned for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Valley View Baptist Church, 4675 Spring Place Road, Cleveland, TN 37323, with the Rev. David Tuten officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. service time on Friday.
A second visitation is planned Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CST) at the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene, 834 Union Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Valley View Baptist Church in Olivia’s memory.
The family also extends appreciation to the staff of Bradley Health Care and Rehab for the excellent care they provided Mrs. Olivia during her stay there.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Olivia and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Donegan family with these arrangements.