Donita Gail (Bias) Bilbee

Donita Gail (Bias) Bilbee, 53, of Shelby, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

Donita was born on April 30, 1962 in Cleveland to Donald Bias and Wilma J. (Smith) Bias Kareff. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. She lived in the Mansfield area for most of her life and graduated from Malabar High School in 1981.

She liked to travel to West Virginia to spend time with her aunts, uncles and many cousins. Donita was a very giving and loving person, and always helping others in need.

She is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Oakley, of Mansfield, and Danielle Oney, of Lexington; four grandchildren, Kandace, Khloe, Karter, and Kolton; and three sisters, Theresa Parker, of Bellville, Dietra Sprague, of Sunbury, and Dawn Marie Bias, of Mansfield.

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Donita was preceded in death by her parents, Wilma Kareff and Don Bias; grandparents; and one brother, D. R. Bias.

A time of remembering Donita and sharing stories about her life will be set aside for 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, Ohio.

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