SMETHPORT - Ella F. Donovan, 84, of Emerald Isle, passed away Sunday (Feb. 15, 2015) in Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Smethport.
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Born June 20, 1930, in Keating Township, she was a daughter of Albert F. and Hattie E. Willis Jackson. On Aug. 15, 1959, in Coryville, she married Larry H. Donovan, who died Oct. 3, 1996.
Ella and her husband took in many foster children over 22 years.
Mrs. Donovan was a lifetime resident of the area and member of the Grace Chapel Fellowship, Farmers Valley.
She enjoyed crocheting and baking.
Surviving are a son, Larry F. (Mary) Donovan of Bradford; two daughters, Mary F. (James) Campbell of Coleville and N. Ruth Thompson of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Franklin B. Jackson of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; son, Michael A. Donovan (2011); a grandson, Kevin Donovan; four brothers, Edward A., Glenn E., Cecil J. and Lee D. Jackson; and four sisters, Anna L. and Florence G. Jackson, Hattie "Betty" Gifford and Alberta M. Buchanan.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Jerry Stauffer, pastor of the Grace Chapel Fellowship, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.
Memorials can be made to the Grace Chapel Fellowship.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 16 to Feb. 24, 2015