The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

April 22, 2014

Helen Louise Donner

Former Hickory teacher belonged to organizations

- — Helen Louise Donner of Brentwood Drive, Pymatuning Township, passed away of natural causes at 1:05 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, in St. Paul’s, West Salem Township. She was 96.

Mrs. Donner was born April 6, 1918, in Grove City to John and Alfretta Bedford Craig.

She graduated from the former Harrisville High School; received her bachelor’s degree from Grove City College, class of 1940; and earned her master’s in 1961 from Westminster College, New Wilmington.

Helen worked 18 years as a Latin and English teacher for Hickory High School, Hermitage.

On June 11, 1954, she married Dale C. Donner, who passed away Nov. 20, 1986.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sharon.

Helen was a life member Order of Eastern Star Chapter 237, Sharpsville; and belonged to Daughters of the Revolution, Children’s Aide Society Auxiliary and American Radio Relay Association.

She loved gardening, helping local charities, doing crossword puzzles and her main passion, genealogy.

Helen is survived by her special grandchildren, John R. “Bob” Donner II and his wife Wendy, and their children of Hermitage. Also surviving are several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 32 years, Dale C. Donner, she was preceded in death by her father, John Craig; and mother, Alfretta Craig; her sister, Florence Craig; stepsons, William Donner, Frank Donner, Walter Donner and John R. Donner; and three stepgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Helen to Children’s Aid Society, 350 W. Market St., Box 167; or Mercer County Historical Society, 119 S. Pitt St., both Mercer, PA 16137.

DONNER

Mrs. Dale C. (Helen Louise), 96, Brentwood Drive, Pymatuning Township.

Calling hours and service: None. Online condolences may be expressed at www.donaldsonmohney.com

Arrangements by DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.

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