Donna Bethune

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Donna Christine Bethune, 86, formerly of 1139 South Ave. and 2 Bushnell St., passed away Thursday (July 7, 2016) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 4, 1929, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late William and Idell McCune Jacobson.
On Oct. 18, 1952, in the Emanuel Lutheran Church, she married Melvin Lester Bethune, who passed away Jan. 14, 2000.
She was a graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed with Ryder-Scott Company and after her marriage she worked at Bethune Grocery Store and then Singer Country Store, retiring in 1969 to help her son with his music.
In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Rev. Randy "Banjo" Bethune on July 14, 1996.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, with the Rev. J. Wesley Gilbert, of The Rock of Revelation Church in Olean, N.Y., officiating. Burial will be in Clermont Cemetery.
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Published in The Bradford Era from July 11 to July 17, 2016
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