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Donna J. Bean

Bean – Donna J., 53, Richland, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2021. Born on August 20, 1967 in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Charles J. Mihelic and Donna J. (Heinrich) Ensman, Galitzin, PA. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Mihelic.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving companion, Bill Colvin Jr., Richland; children, William Bean Jr., Detroit, MI, Tiffany McGinnis, Windber, Brittany Almond, Las Vegas, NV, Ashlee Heinrich, Richland and Keith Colvin, Windber; 5 grandchildren; sisters, Darlene Bean, Diane Powell, both of Michigan and Amanda Dunn, Tennessee; brothers, Charles Mihelic III, Oklahoma and Richard Mihelic, Michigan, Fred Murphy, Michigan and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Donna enjoyed meeting people where ever she went and always had the ability to make them smile. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family.

At Donna’s request, there will be no public viewing or service. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. Her family will celebrate her life with family and friends at a later date to be announced. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland.  Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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My heart beaks. Hearing of your passing brings up memories of love, laughter, and friendship, but mostly sorrow.
I remember standing in your kitchen while you signed to your parents. I knew only the alphabet, but you were impressed. Your patience and love for them were undeniable. Everything you tackled, you did with grace and a smile.
A beautiful smile that could light up a forest brighter than a colony of fireflies.
You walked through life, breezy and light, so beautiful, loving, caring, and humble. Although you never thought much of yourself, most of us young kids didn't. Insecurities, in one way or another, tugged at us all.
But the boys thought differently; you were the Bae. They would hang around your locker to talk to you or stand tongue out, mouth open, and watch you leave.
I know God wanted you home. You are his number one angel, and I am grateful he gave you to the world, if only just for a time.
You have touched my soul and the souls of many. I will always be your number one fan.
My deepest sympathy and love go out to your beautiful children and grandchildren. May God comfort them and give them peace knowing you are in the glorious kingdom of heaven.
Fly high Beautiful Angel. I love you. Your forever friend, Tracy Detz

Tracy Detz Nov 4 2021 12:00 AM

She was my best friend she was the only one would come see me and I will miss her so much. My heart is broken! She will be in heaven surrounded by many angels each tear I shed. I love her so much

Patty loveridge Aug 11 2021 12:00 AM

Too many memories to count. Thank you for always being supportive and sweet. A true ray of sunshine has been taken from this world. There was never a time when a smile or a hug was not shared. Love you momma bean.

Jenna Lohr Jul 24 2021 12:00 AM

Such a beautiful person inside and out you will be missed, Love You Donna.

Erin Stevens Jul 24 2021 12:00 AM

Well where do I start. You were like a second mom to me as a kid from babysitting me to the sleep overs at the house and all the great times we all have shared. Ever time I ever seen you I was welcomed with that beautiful smile and a loving hug. Your memories will live on forever in our hearts and you will never be forgotten.you were such a loving and caring person and had a heart of gold and would do anything at all for a total stranger with out even thinking twice. You were absolutely all about your family and they will be lost without. So please watch over them and make sure they are always safe. Fly high Donna til we meet again. love ya

Jeremy Passeau Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for sharing that it means a lot! She was like a second mom to so many growing up. Everyone was always welcome in our home.

Tiffany Mcginnis Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM

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