Susan C. O’Donnell
Susan C. O’Donnell, 92, Utahville, Coalport RD, died Wednesday.
She was born in Coalport RD, daughter of the late William and Florence (Ball) Gathagan.
Surviving are four children: Thomas of Lindenwold, N.J., Valah McIntyre (John) of Woodstock, Ga., and L. John (Donna Skebeck) and David (Cindy Branniff), both of Coalport RD; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two siblings: Adeline Heverly of Clearfield and the Rev. Henry Gathagan (Carole) of Dayton, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John P., on March 15, 1973; an infant daughter, Joan; an infant son, Edward; a daughter-in-law, Patricia (Kruis) O’Donnell; four brothers: William, James, John and infant Percy; and a sister, Nellie Mackey.
Susan worked as postmistress for the Utahville, Coalport, Altoona and Ramey post offices and retired in 1985. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. She was a former member of the Utahville Grange and a member of the Glendale Women’s Club, Coalport Coalition against Cancer, Order of the Eastern Star, Tyrone, and Utahville United Methodist Church, where she had served as treasurer for a number of years.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Coalport, the Rev. Darlene Wiewiora officiating. Committal will be at Utahville Cemetery.