Donna Doherty

Donna Jane Doherty

Thursday, July 13th, 1933 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Donna Jane Doherty, 87, of Bellefonte formerly of Milesburg, passed away at home on Tuesday July 28, 2020. Born on July 13, 1933 in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Ethel A. (Lockard) Ramish. On June 11, 1955, she married her beloved husband, James Doherty, who preceded her in death on February 16, 2013, after sharing nearly 58 years of marriage together.

Donna was a 1951 graduate of Bellefonte High School. In 1954, she graduated from Lock Haven School of Nursing. She began her nursing career at Centre County Hospital in Bellefonte (currently Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College) until her retirement in 1993. Following her retirement, she worked part-time with the Beechan Peachey Insurance and Financial Services of State College.

She is survived by her three children, Dennis D. Doherty (Melisa) of Waynesboro, PA, Richard A. Doherty (Brenda) of Bellefonte, and Judy L. Heltman of Bellefonte, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Also surviving is one sister, Joyce E. Murray (Fred) of Bellefonte, sister-in-law, Evelyn Ramish of Manchester, NH, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne R. Ramish.

Donna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellefonte, where she served as the organist/pianist and in the choir. She participated in the RSVP Program, including the Pen Pal Program. She enjoyed music, reading, flower gardening, cooking, baking – especially pies, and entertaining, and spending time with her friends and family.

There will be a public viewing held on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 10:30 - noon, at First Baptist Church of Bellefonte at 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Funeral services will immediately follow at noon, at the church, with Pastor Greg Shipe officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Centre County Memorial Park in State College. In accordance with CDC recommendations, we ask that you and your family only attend the services if you don’t have anyone in your household that is high risk or that has been exposed to anyone who has a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. In addition, face coverings are required, and social distancing is encouraged for all services for Donna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Bellefonte at 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Faith Baptist Church
    Address
    647 Valley Vista Drive
    STATE COLLEGE, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In accordance with CDC recommendations, we ask that you and your family only attend the services if you don’t have anyone in your household that is high risk or that has been exposed to anyone who has a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. In addition, face coverings are required, and social distancing is encouraged for all services for Donna.
  • Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church of Bellefonte
    Address
    539 Jacksonville Road
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In accordance with CDC recommendations, we ask that you and your family only attend the services if you don’t have anyone in your household that is high risk or that has been exposed to anyone who has a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. In addition, face coverings are required, and social distancing is encouraged for all services for Donna.
    Officiant
    Pastor Greg Shipe
  • Interment

    Location
    Centre County Memorial Park
    Address
    College Township
    STATE COLLEGE, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Centre County Memorial Park in State College.

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Denise Emmel

Posted at 08:53pm
El Nina will be missed. She loved the Texas Roadhouse and after going there for dinner one night, after no success in getting fish at Michaels, we waited patiently for our food only to have the waiter drop all the food. When I saw her a couple weeks ago, she told me I owed her Texas Roadhouse. Also, I had the honor of her visiting me in Arizona and going to the Grand Canyon. Yes, El Nina will he missed. Love to Judy and her family during this time.

Sara Riggs

Posted at 07:33am
So sorry for your loss...We are praising the LORD for Donna. We only knew her for a short time but we truly loved her. She was always happy and fun to be around. She loves her LORD and SAVIOR, we are so happy that we will see our friend again someday.
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