ATHOL- Donna (Kimball) Poor, 74, of Western Avenue, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 after being stricken ill.
Born August 26, 1946 in Winchendon, Donna lived in Athol all her life but also had a vacation home several years in Brooksville, Florida.
S graduate of Athol High School in 1964, she went to work at the L. S. Starrett Company as a secretary in the Sales Department for 13 years. Donna also worked 2 years as a First Grade teacher’s aide at Pleasant Street School in Athol and sold Avon products for over 25 years.
Born to Arlene (Trevors) Kimball and H. Elwood Kimball.
Donna was an avid reader and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Holy Lands, and Egypt, along with 25 days in the Canadian Rockies and taking several cruises.
A lover of all animals she had many pets but her pride and joy was a white Samoyed dog, Na Nook “Nookie” that she had 16 years. She volunteered at the Greyhound Rescue League in Swanzey, NH.
A member of the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church all her life, she served on many committees, worked on all church suppers and sang soprano in the choir over 20 years.
Donna also enjoyed going to movies, meeting friends for coffee or dinner out, visiting the ocean, listening to the local band concerts, classic rock music and fast military band music with drums.
Donna is survived by her son, Randy Johnson and his wife, Kim; grandsons, Lucas and Jake, and his wife Stefanie; a great granddaughter, Audrey; 5 step children, Ellen Goddard and her husband, Bill, Karen Stropke and her husband, Mike, Rachel Mosher, Peter Poor and Seth Poor.
She was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Edmund W. Poor,in September 2010 and by a step son, Jeffrey Poor in 1998.
There are no calling hours.
Services will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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