Bethany Maria Donnell

 Bethany Maria Donnell, 55, of Shady Avenue, Corry, Pa., passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at her home.

She is the daughter of James R. Donnell of Erie, Pa. and Beverly Fort Donnell Patterson of Corry, Pa.

Beth graduated from Mars High School in 1984. She and her family moved to Corry in 1987. For many years, Beth was a client of the Barber Center where she received job training and was involved in the companion program with Joanne Burch and Barb Bemis. Beth worked for Walmart in Corry for nine years until the time of her illness.

Beth was a lifetime member of the Corry VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Corry American Legion Auxiliary, Corry Central Labor Club and the Corry Women of the Moose Chapter 717. She loved playing bingo, making latch hook rugs, listening to music and singing karaoke. She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loved cheering them on.

Beth was preceded in death by her stepfather, William Patterson; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Maria Fort; and her paternal grandparents, James and Elizabeth Donnell.

In addition to her parents, Beth is survived by Beverly’s companion, David Lillie, of Corry; and several stepsiblings, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may call at Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Additional calling hours will be held at the Mentley Funeral Home, 105 E. Main St., Gowanda, N.Y., on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Pastor David Rood of Versailles United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to Gertrude Barber Center, 670 Sciota St., Corry, PA 16407.

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