Ann Oliver O'Donnell, 101, formerly of 141 1/2 Greeves St., passed away Monday (October 29, 2018) at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she had resided since 2010.
Born February 14, 1917, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Sarah Shellenberger Hoover.
Ann attended St. Callistus Elementary School and graduated from Kane High School. She also graduated from the Habewaus Beauty School in Altoona and owned and operated Ann's Beauty Shop in Kane until 1941 when she married Kenneth Burkhard of Colorado. Kenneth served in the 158th Infantry in World War II and was killed in action on April 5, 1944.
On February 15, 1947, in Kane, she married Edwin "Ed" Peter Oliver. Together they raised three daughters and one son. Ann was active in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts for over 13 years. She was den mother of the year and received the St. Ann Award from the Girl Scouts from Bishop John Mark Gannon of Erie. Additionally, she worked as a CCD teacher for nine years.
In 1981, her husband Ed passed away. She later traveled extensively in the West and Southwest United States. Throughout her life, Ann enjoyed her hobbies which included drawing and painting.
On January 27, 1990, she married Joseph O'Donnell and they continued traveling together. Joe passed away on April 2, 2010, after 20 years of marriage.
Surviving are her four children, Peggy (David) Swaney of Mifflinburg, Cindy (Mike) Lloyd of Ball Ground, GA, Sali Tabor of Lubbock, TX, Pete (Cheryl) Oliver of Harrisburg, NC; a stepdaughter, Pam (Jim) McLeod of Ashtabula, OH; grandchildren, Theresa, Vince, Clint, David, Erin, Dwight, Annie, Craig and step grandson, Brian; great grandchildren, Bryce, Hailey, Davis, Eliza, David III "Trey", Mischa and a step- great granddaughter, Mia. Also surviving are nieces Susan (Chuck) Schrieffer, Mary Anne (Bert) Saul, Helen Gregory and her children, Stephanie, Jane, Nancy and Dan; and a nephew,Tom Snow. She also leaves behind numerous O'Donnell relatives who welcomed her as family when she married Joe.
In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, John Hoover and Fred Hoover; sisters, Margaret and Florence Hoover and Dorothy Gregory; sisters-in-law, Annie Hoover, Madeline Oliver and Rita Hyde; a nephew Fred Gregory; a niece Dottie Snow; and brothers-in-law, Leo Gregory and Harold Hyde.
Friends will be received in the gathering space at St. Callistus Church on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with the Rev. William J. O'Brien, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.
The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends' Memorial Public Library, 230 Chase St., Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.