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Donn M. Leith

Donn M. Leith, 89, of Pleasantville, harvested his last crop & entered eternal glory on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.

Born October 23, 1930, near Pleasantville, he was a twin son of the late Helen and Donald Barr Leith. The twins were raised by their grandparents, Aubreyand Nettie Leith, after the tragic death of their mother when they were six months of age. Donn graduated from Pleasantville High School and attended Ohio State University. He and his late twin, David, were known as excellent athletes. Donn was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed serving many organizations thru the years. He attended the Lancaster United Brethren Church. His greatest pride was serving as a 4H Advisor for more than 20 years and was a Fairfield County Fair Board Director for more than 30 years.

In addition to his parents; Donn was preceded in death by his wife Wanda of 58 years; twin brother, David; sister in law, Shirley Leith; and step mother, Rose Leith.
He is survived by his son, Doug (Debbie) Leith of Pleasantville; and daughters, Joyce (David) Klamfoth of Bucyrus and Diane (John) Hanes of Union, MI. He was most proud of his eight grandchildren, Adam (Adrianne) Leith, Ryan (Mackenzie) Klamfoth, Aaron (Kelli) Leith, Julee (Stephen) Conrad, Jenna (David) Miller, Samuel (Alexis) Hanes and Vincent and Aubrey Hanes. Donn was also blessed with 14 great grandchildren.
To honor Donn’s memory, visitation will be held Monday, March 9 from 3 to 8 PM at the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster. Pleasant Valley Masonic Lodge 531 will conduct services Monday, March 9 at 8 PM. A “Celebration of Life” ceremony was held March 10, 2020, at the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster. Proudly serving as Pall Bearers were his five grandsons and nephew, John Leith. Graveside services followed at West Rushville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the “Donn Leith Memorial Fairgrounds Fund” c/o of the Fairfield Agricultural Society, PO Box 945, Lancaster, OH 43130. Online condolences at

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