Mary Louise (Young) O’Donnell, age 91, of the Village of North Oakland, Chicora, PA. She also lived at the Lowrie House her last few years. She died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in the Butler Memorial Hospital. She was born in Chicora Sunday, October 12, 1929, she was one of 12 children to the late Frank and Anna (Hockenberry) Young. She graduated from Karns City High School in 1947. She married Harry R. O’Donnell Saturday, November 20, 1948.
She and her husband started the family businesses and the family still operates O’Donnell’s Car Wash, O’Donnell’s Beer Distributor, and O’Donnell’s Transport, Ltd.
In her younger years, Mary Louise was very active in her community, Oakland Township School, PTA and school board until it merged with Butler Area School Board. Saint Joseph Church, North Oakland, Chicora are where she served as officer for Christian Mothers and, also, served on Parish Council. She enjoyed bowling, going to the casinos, but most of all she loved her family.
Louise is survived by 5 children: Harry F. (Linda) O’Donnell of Chicora, Judy Roddy of Chicora, Dennis (Doris) O’Donnell of Chicora, Steve (Sherry) O’Donnell of Butler, Jay (Connie) O’Donnell of Butler. 9 grandchildren: April McMillen, Jarrod and Shannon O’Donnell, Kathy Lynch, Diane Lynch, Derek and Tara O’Donnell, Dayne and Amber O’Donnell, Dallas and Amy O’Donnell, Dylan and Alondra O’Donnell, Matthew O’Donnell. 12 Great-grandchildren: Madden and Rossi McMillen, Bailee, Bree and Brynnlee O’Donnell, Harrison Lynch, Easton and Sydney O’Donnell, Brystol and Brantley O’Donnell, Griffen and Sutton O’Donnell.
She is also, survived by 3 sisters: Alice Fontain, Helen (Jesse) Raabe, Jenny (Elmer) Blaha. brothers: Roger (Patti) Young, of Butler; Jim (Mary Ann) Young of Chicora; Tom (Sherry) Young of Chicora Brother in law: William O’Donnell; Sister in laws; Margaret Steiner; Anna Marie McGill
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Harry R. O’Donnell, who died March 2, 1986; an infant son Donald O’Donnell; a grandson, Justin O’Donnell. 4 sisters: Gertrude (Carl) Landgraf, Caroline (Larry) Delaire, Ruth Kelly, Rose (Bob) Miller. 1 brother: Edward (Margaret) Young; 2 brothers in laws Lewis and Floyd O’Donnell; A sister in law Rose Filges. A special friend, Harold Pacifico.
There will be no visitation. With Covid-19 restrictions-a mask and social distancing are required. A private mass of Christian Burial for family only will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Matt McClain. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery. North Oakland, Chicora, PA.
Arrangements are entrusted to STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME, Corner of Main and E. Slippery Rock Street, Chicora, PA.
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