Obituary Notice: Donna Mae Harry

Our Lord has embraced Donna Mae Harry into His everlasting loving presence on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at the Garvey Manor, Holidaysburg, as she transitioned to her eternal home in heaven because of her hope of glory in Christ Jesus her Lord and Savior.

She was born Sept. 19, 1944 in Osceola Mills to Orland and Irene (Mayhue) Kephart. She was the youngest of four children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, DeWayne Kephart and an infant sister, Shirley Kephart.

She’s survived by siblings, Charles Kephart and his wife, Eleanor of Lockport, NY and their daughters, Kathy Kephart and Debbie Ulrich (Ron) of Texas; her brother’s widow, Diane of Osceola Mills and their children, Barry of Osceola Mills, Beth Ann Muir of Frenchville and Brent (Tina) of Bellefonte; Gail Royer and her husband, DeWayne of Mackeyville and their children, Doug (Cindy) of Lititz and Pam (Orie) Hendershot of West Decatur.

Mrs. Harry was 1 1962 graduate of the Philipsburg-Osceola Mills Area High School.

She married Harold Harry of West Decatur on Sept. 21, 1963. They have two children, Tonya Balon (Michael) of Orion, MI and Todd (Amy) Harry of Mount Holly Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry have six grandchildren, Bridgette (Balon) Seales (Joseph) of Ebensburg, Meghan and Kathleen Balon of Orion, MI and Jamie, Andrea and Jenny Harry of Mount Holly Springs.

Mrs. Harry stood by her husband in the military for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Ohio United Methodist Church, where she taught Kindergarten-aged children Sunday school for 18 years. She was also a member of the Faith Bible Church in Lumber City, where her husband retired.

She had a great passion for fundraising for the Beacon Lodge for the blind in Huntingdon. She loved traveling with her husband and friends, Greg and Bonnie Selfridge. They traveled to many states and to Brazil for a mission trip, where her husband was the invited guest speaker. She had a great love for her entire family. She was in the banking industry for 18 years.

Mrs. Harry battled cancer for more than three years with great faith, grace and as a remarkable witness to those taking care of her. She now embraces her Lord face-to-face in His eternal reality.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Ohio United Methodist Church, Morgan Run, with the Pastor Don Smith, the Rev.’s Joe and Arlene Rohrbacker and Pastor Scott Schultz and Greg Selfridge officiating.

Burial will be in the Sanborn Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Heath Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Thursday at the church.

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