Donna D. Rhoat, 73

December 29, 1947 - October 03, 2021

Donna D. Rhoat, 73, of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at WellSpan Ephrata Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Dieterle and the late Theresa Moffett. Donna was the loving wife of Richard P. Rhoat, and they celebrated 20 years of marriage.

Along with her husband, Donna is survived by her daughter, Mary T. Romaguera and her husband Christopher of Lititz, and her son, Jonathan Shrom of Lancaster. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Andrew Wagner, Amari Romaguera, Jacobi Romaguera and Sergio Rosado; and four great-grandchildren: Avery and Addisyn Wagner, and Megan and Mattely Rosado. Donna was preceded in death by her daughter, Nicole R. Wagner, a son, Andrew Shrom, and her sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Richard Musser.

Following graduation from Lancaster Catholic High School, Donna received her certification as a Phlebotomist and worked for WellSpan Ephrata Hospital, from where she retired in 2013 after more than 30 years of service. She was a great Mom and Grandma, and that was job number one for her. She took the best care of Nikki while she was here. She was a four-decade devout supporter of the Ephrata School District extra curriculars: Marching Band, Track & Field, Soccer, Football, Gymnastics, & Wrestling, just to name a few. And if you didn’t see her, you heard her. She also gave the best hugs. Donna enjoyed traveling, taking bus trips, and going on cruises. She and her husband were fans of the performing arts and were dinner theatre season ticket holders, never missing a show. She was a member of her Ladies Night Out and Beech Mountain & Mother’s Day groups. In retirement, she loved shopping, getting her nails done and was a caregiver for her grandchildren who were her greatest joy.

A viewing will take place from 4-6 PM on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, October 18, 2021, at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, 320 Church Avenue, Ephrata, PA , 17522, where a visitation will begin starting at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donna’s memory may be made to JDRF at

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October 22, 2021

Dear Richard and Mary,
I am so sorry to hear about your wife/mom.  She was so much fun to be around and what a big heart she had. Love what the obit said about if you didn’t see her you could hear her.  Her smile and laughter will live on with all you great memories of Donna.
Aunty Jill Albert

October 19, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Donna was a friend for many years and will be missed. Prayers and love to you all, Deb Hartl 
Jen Martin

October 16, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Donna’s family and closest friends. I had the pleasure and joy of working with her at the lab. Her family was her life and she was such a beautiful, caring person with a memorable smile. 
Andrea Yingst

October 14, 2021

I will miss my very dear and old friend, Donna.  We have been friends since grade school, high school, and beyond.   My deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Love and prayers,  Joyce Cornwell

October 12, 2021

Donna was one of my very best friends in life we went to school together met at market almost every Friday and spends holidays together and had many a laugh at each other. I will truly miss her and will see her again someday God willing love you sister
Kathleen Eddins

October 12, 2021

Mary and Christopher it is with a heavy heart that I send you my condolences for the loss of your beautiful Mother Donna. I and my children express our sincere condolences for your loss and pray that. You will find some comfort in the memories and much love you shared with your Mom. God bless you Aunt Patricia, Cairo, Lil Patricia & Natashia love you xoxo

October 12, 2021

Mary and family, my heart breaks for you guys. Sending love and hugs❤️❤️❤️

October 12, 2021

Dick and Mary Donna was loved and will deeply missed. So sorry for your loss. The ladies luncheon group will make a donation in Donna’s memory.
Judy Light

October 12, 2021

I knew Donna for years.   She had a beautiful smile and loved to laugh.   Very devoted to her family and friends.   Always there if you needed her.❤️
Connie Bovin

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