Donna Kay Olson, 44

Donna Kay Olson, 44, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 2, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a long and tough battle with illness.

Although Olson was little in stature, she was a very strong woman. She had been in and out of the hospital due to having cancer at a very early age, and the residual side effects from that cancer treatment left her with multiple chronic illnesses. She was so grateful for everything. Olson was a loving wife and mother to both of her sons and stepdaughters. The Lord has taken her, but she is finally at peace and without pain.

Olson was preceded in death by both her parents, Lester and Becky Hitchens, and her grandmother, Elva Murphy. She leaves behind her husband, Christopher; sons, Kyle Yerkes and Devin Olson; stepdaughters, Kayla and Isabelle Olson; her brother, Brian Hitchens; nephew, Braeden Hitchens; cousins, Harry, Dan, James and Denise; mother-in-law, Lois Wheeler; sister-in-law, Jennifer Dixon and her husband, Chuck, and their two children, Natalie and Trevor; a brother-in-law, Scott Hermiston, and his son Hayden; and a stepdaughter from a previous marriage, Jessica Yerkes.

A viewing will take place Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street, Millsboro, Del. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Route 113, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family said they wished to honor Olson with memorial contributions to the trust fund for her son, Devin Olson. A basket will be set up during the viewing in the funeral home, by the register stand, for those wishing to contribute. Condolences may be sent online at