Donna J. Hockenberry

Donna J. Hockenberry, 86, of Ellwood City, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 at her residence.

She was born in Ellwood City on June 19, 1928 to the late Abner Majors and the late Pearl Foreman Majors. She graduated from Riverside High School. Donna married her husband, Donald Loyal Hockenberry, on April 22, 1950. They were approaching their 65th wedding anniversary. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, word search puzzles, baking, and flowers.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two sisters, Mary and Jessie Majors.

In addition to her husband, Donald Loyal Hockenberry, she is survived by three children: Bruce Hockenberry and Bonnie (and Herbert) Cratty, all of Ellwood City, and Beth (and David) Meteney of Beaver Falls. Two grandchildren: Brittany (and Travis) Bates and Cameron Little, as well as three great grandchildren: Jason and Derek Little and Mariah Bates.

Friends will be received from 4 P.M. until the time of service at 7 P.M. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. Chuck Branz, chaplain for Concordia Visiting Nurses, officiating, assisted by Rev. Daniel Hockenberry, her nephew.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Donna’s name, to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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