Doris Eley

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SMETHPORT - Doris K. Eley, 95, of Smethport, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
She was born Jan. 4, 1919 in Betula, a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Buck Keenan. On Oct. 11, 1941, in Smethport, she married George B. Eley, who died March 28, 1981.
Mrs. Eley was a graduate of Smethport High School and attended secretarial school at Jamestown (N.Y.) Business College.
She was employed as a secretary/clerk at the Quaker State Oil Refinery in Farmers Valley.
She was a member of Coleville Christian Gospel Church of Farmers Valley, where she was also secretary for many years.
She is survived by two daughters, Katherine A. (Raymond) Snyder of Smethport and Barbara J. Bartholomew of Duke Center; one son, Thomas G. (Debra) Eley of Smethport; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Keenan.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport.
Funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Coleville Christian Gospel Church, Farmers Valley, PA, or the McKean County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 101, Bradford, PA 16701.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Online condolences may be made at
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Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-5565
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Published in The Bradford Era from July 22 to July 29, 2014