Donna May Kauffman

July 6, 1947 ~ March 8, 2019 (age 71)



Donna May Kauffman, 71, of Monticello passed away peacefully at 6:13 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on July 6, 1947 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Donnabelle (Newell) Kauffman.

She was a 1965 Pioneer High School graduate.  Donna May was also a graduate of the Indiana University School of Nursing. 

Professor Donna May taught at the Purdue University School of Nursing for 27 years retiring in 2006.  Donna May formerly worked for Home Health Care in Monticello and Parkview Manor in Francesville.  She also was currently an Advocate for the Indiana Donor Network where she worked with her best friend, Rhonda Berger.

She was a member of the Royal Center United Methodist Church where she enjoyed attending Bible studies with friends.  Donna May loved taking care of her flowers, working on her plastic canvas crafts, reading, watching sports on TV and going out to eat with friends.

Survivors include her brother, Ralph Kauffman, Sr., (Jan) of Monticello and nephews, Micky Kauffman, Timothy Kauffman, Matthew Kauffman and Ralph Kauffman, Jr.  She was also survived by 8 great nieces, 3 great nephews, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved dog, Duchess.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home & Crematory, Royal Center Chapel with Pastor Tim Minnick officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Nursing Honors will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the visitation on Friday.

Burial will be at the Royal Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

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March 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, RC

Funeral Ceremony
March 16, 2019

10:30 AM
Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, RC

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