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Donna Jean Whitehead

May 22, 1959 — May 31, 2024

New Castle

Donna J. Whitehead, 65, of New Castle passed away on Friday, May 31, 2024 following a brief battle with cancer. She was born on May 22, 1959 to the late Johnnie and Louise (Gibson) Guffey. 

Donna was a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. She had worked at several automotive factories as a laborer and a supervisor through the years. She enjoyed her Harley Davidson, boating and classic cars.

She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Whitehead; children, Josh Bertram, Nicole (Jeremy) Ashby; grandchildren, Tyler and Logan Nott and Elijah and Mercee Ashby; great granddaughter, Quinn; mother-in-law, Lola Whitehead; former daughter-in-law, Angie Nott; brothers-in-law, Harry (Connie) Whitehead, Jerry (Rhonda) Whitehead, Mike Whitehead and David (Sandy) Whitehead; special Aunt, Margie Rhinehart; furry companion, Amos; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, John Guffey Jr; Step-son, Michael Shane Whitehead; and Father-in-law, Johnny Whitehead.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle, IN with Pastor Paul Davis officiating. Burial to follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Henry County Cancer Society at P.O. Box 6006, New Castle, IN 47362. You may express condolences or share a memory of Donna at

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