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home economics educator

Donna Jean Tornes, American home economics educator. Certified teacher, Ohio.


Tornes, Donna Jean was born on October 25, 1935 in Waterford, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Alvin Ludwell and Helen (Miller) Smith.


Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, Ohio University, 1957.


Teacher home economics Perry (Ohio) High School, 1957-1959, Washington Company Career Center, Marietta, Ohio, 1978—1996. Federal Housing Administration advisor, 1978—1996. GRADS teacher/coordinator Washington County Career Center, Marietta, Ohio, 1996—2001.

Retired teaching, 2001. Reading teacher title I Fort Frye Schools, Beverly, 1972-1978. Chair Federal Housing Administration Regional Skill Events, Southeast Region, Ohio, 1985-1986.

Member extension advisory council Washington County Extension Service, Marietta, Ohio, 1989-1994. Member advisory council Washington County Career Graduate Program, Marietta, 1989-1994. Presenter in field.


  • Certified teacher, Ohio.


Member St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Catholic Women's Club St. John Church, since 1959, secretary, 1959-1961, organist. Choir director St. John Church, since 1967, member St. Vincent de Paul Society since 1980, vice president diocesan, 1990-1992, president, 1992-1994. Volunteer Sexual Assault Intervention Network, Marietta, 1992, Franciscan Meals, 2001-2004.

Member Women's Home Board, since 2002. Member, building commission chair Churchtown Senior Citizens on Board O'Neill Senior, since 2007. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Education Association, American Vocational Association, Ohio Education Association, Ohio Vocational Association, O'Neill Senior Center (Board director).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, traveling, reading, cooking, quilting.


Married Anthony Alfred Tornes, August 1, 1959. Children: Jennifer M., Louis A., Sue E.

Alvin Ludwell Smith

Helen (Miller) Smith

Anthony Alfred Tornes

Jennifer M. Tornes

Louis A. Tornes

Sue E. Tornes