James C. “Jim” Donahue, 80, founder of the Donahue Corporation and owner of Clover Cliff Ranch, passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.
He was born Sept. 13, 1932, in LaGrange, Wyo., the son of Daniel H. and Ona (Smith) Donahue III. On Jan. 24, 1953, he was united in marriage to Joan M. Dirks in Durham. Together they would build their family corporation, manufacturing implement carriers and trailers.
He was preceded in death by wife, Joan Donahue; and an infant son Jay Dean Donahue.
He is survived by his children: Dudley Donahue of Durham; Tom and wife Rhonda Donahue of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Tim and wife Lisa Donahue of Lincolnville; and Debbie Donahue and companion Jim Holt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Morning Star Church of Durham.
Interment will be in the Durham Park Cemetery. Memorial funds have been established for: Marion Co. SNYP (Spay and Neuter program) or to the Morning Star Church in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861