Melinda L. (Kimble) Donovan

October 7, 1963 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Melinda Donovan Obituary


Melinda Lee (Kimble) Donovan, age 59 of Cabins, WV and more recently of Inwood, WV passed away on Sunday September 10, 2023.

 Melinda was born on October 7, 1963 in Petersburg, WV and was a daughter of Dorothy Jean (Clark) Kimble of Upper Tract, WV and the late Carlos Brown Kimble.

 In addition to her father, Melinda was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Ray “Rusty” Donovan in 2009.

 Melinda is survived by her mother, Dorothy Jean Kimble of Upper Tract, WV               

Two sons, Rusty Allen Donovan (Elizabeth) of Maysville, WV and Tyrone Douglas Donovan of Fisher, WV.

One daughter, Wanda Savage (Mike) of Bruceton Mills, WV    

 Two brothers, Tony Brown Kimble of Upper Tract, WV and Bradley Dale Kimble of  Franklin, WV.

 Four grandchildren:  Amelia Donovan, Izaiah Donovan, Shawn Savage and Shana Savage

 Two great grandchildren 

 Several nieces and nephews. including a special niece and nephew, Tiffany Marie Knight (Jonathan) of Petersburg, WV and Jeffrey Dewain Kimble (Carrie) of Petersburg, WV.

Melinda was a 1981 graduate of Franklin High School.  She retired from Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center in Petersburg. She loved riding her motorcycle with her husband, going to the beach, working in her flowerbeds/yard and crocheting. Melinda deeply loved her family, especially her grandchildren and her fur babies, Angel and Kinslie. Melinda attended the Cornerstone Family Fellowship in Petersburg, WV.    

Melinda's family will receive friends Friday, September 15, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. 

Funeral service will be Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Schaeffer Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Thorne officiating. 

Burial will be in Maysville Cemetery.

Those who wish to remember Melinda in a special way, may make contributions to the family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 North Main Street, Petersburg, WV  26847.                           


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September 15, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, WV 26847

Funeral Service
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, WV 26847


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