Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 19, 2013

Harriett Donta Stidham 1925-2013

ASHLAND — Harriett Donta Stidham, 87, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

She was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Elizabeth Brain Donta.

She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Larry Stidham, in August of 2012; brothers Forrest Donta, Bernard Donta and Johnnie Donta; and a sister, Virginia Gillum.

She was a member of Beech Street Christian Church and a 1945 graduate of Boyd County High School. She was a loving and devoted homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Jerry Stidham and wife Dessie and Gary Stidham and wife Carol of Ashland; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by Pastor Ken Vaughn. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to the Beech Street Christian Church Life Center, 1672 Beech St., Ashland, KY 41102.

Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

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