March 1, 2018
Last month we said goodbye to a dear friend of Mary’s Place. Donna Stirton helped shape Mary’s Place into the organization that it is today. Donna was an active member of Plymouth Church and instrumental in obtaining our first Change Grant from Plymouth.
She was a founding member of the Mary’s Ministry Team in the late ‘90s, treating Mary’s Place women like they were her own daughters and sisters, and one of the first volunteers to prepare meals on Saturday’s. Donna ensured that meals were special and every table was decorated and festive.
Donna became a professional floral designer, and as Mary’s Place grew, she took on the task of creating beautiful floral arrangements for nearly 100 tables at our annual fundraising luncheon, a huge task that she took on happily each year. Donna served on various committees over the years and in 2017 was recognized as Mary’s Place Volunteer of the Year.
Donna always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was passionate about Mary’s Place and found her calling here; working, loving, and caring for all of the women, children, and families.
Thank you, Donna. You will be missed.