Pauline Daisey Donnell, age 90, long time resident of Cambridge Springs, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown where she had lived since May of 2014. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio on July 6, 1925, Pauline was a daughter of the late Elmer Tau and Rita Smeltzer Tau. She married Harry Ellsworth Donnell on December 31, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 23, 1990.
Pauline loved children and cared for numerous local children in her home. She was a cook at the Presbyterian Home for many years. Pauline faithfully attended the First Church of God in Cambridge Springs where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Bible school teacher and was a member of the Women of the Church Association.
Pauline is survived by her son – Harry Ellsworth Donnell, Jr. and his wife, Marjorie of Cambridge Springs; a granddaughter – Heather Whitney and her husband, Kevin from Cambridge Springs and their children – Levi Ellsworth Whitney, Mollie Yanc, Madison Yanc, and Makenzie Yanc; two step great grandsons – Sergey Whitney and Oleg Whitney. In addition, a grandson – Jeremy Donnell and his wife, Mary of Moyock, NC and their daughter, Hannah Donnell and step great grandchildren – Christopher Dillon and Sarah Dillon; and a son-in – law – Ron Heberling of Meadville. Also surviving are three brothers – Elmer Tau and his wife, Eloise of Lake City, John Tau and his wife, Norma of Wattsburg; and Frank Tau and his wife, Marge of Gilbert, AZ and two sister-in-laws – Eleanor Koon of Woodcock Borough and Desta Jean Donnell of Erie. Pauline was preceded in death by a daughter – Beverly Heberling; two sisters – Ruth Williams and Elsie Bachelor Darr; and three brothers – Harley Tau, Paul Tau, and Everett Tau.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home on Saturday, October 31st from 1:00 to 3:00. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend James Callender pastor of the First Church of God officiating. Interment will follow at Venango Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine Street, Meadville, 16335 or to the First Church of God, 634 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.