Rita Donner

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Rita Mae Livingston Donner Rita Mae Livingston Donner, age 82, of Millcreek Twp. entered the church triumphant on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Grace Health Center of the Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, PA. She was born in Connellsville, PA on November 23, 1929, the daughter of the late, Oscar and Rose Durso Livingston. She was a registered nurse attaining her degree from Western PA Hospital School of Nursing and was employed as a delivery room nurse at Hamot and worked in hospitals in Pittsburgh and Erie. She and her husband, James, spent twenty years in their retirement doing missionary work in India and Ghana West Africa where they started a new hospital in the rural village of Ankaase. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Erie where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She also was a member of the Christian Women's Club, the Laymen's Witness Ministry, the Christian Ashram movement, and Koinonia of Erie Co. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling, camping, and visiting her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, James L. Donner, five children: Dr. James Allen Donner (Peggy) of Niceville, FL, Kathleen Young (Rev. James) of Sandy Lake, PA, Rev. John L. Donner (Pamela) of Union City, PA, Nina Moring (Mark) of Elburn, IL, Lura Jane Donner of Erie; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters; Marian Bieno (Pat) of Monroeville, PA and Sylvia Moore (Rick) of Dale City, VA, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Shane Donner. Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd. on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service there at 11:00 a.m. conducted by the Rev. George Kennedy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2615 West 32nd Street, Erie, PA 16506 or The Mission Society, 6234 Crooked Creek Road, Norcross, GA 30092 c/o The Mission Fund for Ankaase Hospital. Enhance your memorial with a slideshow and video
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