Donna was born in Waverly, NY on April 20, 1933 the daughter of Leonard and Marian Park May. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1951.
She was formerly employed by the Bradford County Selective Service Board, the Silco store in Towanda, Dibbles Market in Wysox, Porter’s Drug Store and Rite Aid Pharmacy in Towanda and the Plaza Cleaners in Towanda. Donna enjoyed spending time with family and friends and playing cards especially canasta.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Theodore N. “Ted” Matthews; children, Theodore “Ted” Matthews and wife Pam, Gillett, Lisa Lewis and husband John, Rome; grandchildren, Ryan Matthews, Canton, Eric Matthews (Erin Casto), Florida, Heather Heft and husband Kevin, Sandy Creek, NY, Darcy Vanderpool and husband John, Sayre; brothers, David May and wife Juanita, East Smithfield, Ed May and wife Ellen, Wysox; sister, Nanette Light, Wysox and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Peyton Marilyn Vanderpool.
The funeral service was held, March 21, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home Towanda, PA with Pastor Larry Jennings officiating.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa.
The family suggests that contributions be directed to H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, Pa 18837 or to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Donna’s memory.
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