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Donna Laney

August 10, 1944 — January 11, 2021

Birdsboro, PA

Donna D. Laney,76,of Birdsboro, Pa, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 in her home. She was born in Bath, Maine, the daughter of Donald C. Laney and Esther M. (Storey) Laney.

Donna served proudly as a specialist 5th class medic in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, working in psychiatry at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and in Germany. She spent most of her life caring for others, learning Reiki healing in the process. She also worked as a CNA at the VA Hospital in Virginia on a renal / oncology unit.

Donna shared her love of the outdoors and nature, camping and gardening for many years. She also spent many hours painting especially birds and flowers. She was also an avid reader.

Donna is survived by her beloved partner and friend of 48 years Jackie Ciepiela. She is also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Virginia, Maine, Conn., and Michigan. And her extended family in Pennsylvania.

Donna’s kind and loving spirit was shared with family and friends throughout her life causing us to be a better person for knowing her.

May the happy memories that we have shared with Donna  help us to heal the pain and loss we feel.

In lieu of flowers: please make a donation to St. Jude, an organization of your choice or plant a tree via the Arbor Day Foundation.

Interment will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery and will be at convenience of the family. Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory, Exeter Township, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

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