Marion Donovan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

October 15, 1917

Death Date

Nov 4, 1998

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death

Heart Disease



The entrepreneur Marion Donovan died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Entrepreneur best remembered for inventing disposable, waterproof diapers. She also worked as an editor at both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines.

She grew up in Indiana as the daughter of a manufacturing plant executive and fellow inventor. Her two marriages — to James Donovan and James Butler — produced a total of two children.

She was 81 and had helped spearhead an industrial and domestic revolution by inventing the forerunner of the disposable diaper. Her family said the cause was heart disease.