|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1914|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 2008|
Burlington County Times - Formerly of
Kathleen "Kitty" Marie Donnelly, age 93, formerly of Burlington Twp. passed away into God's loving and eternal care on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Franklin Grove Nursing Center in Franklin Grove, Illinois.
She was born in Wrightstown on September 16, 1914 to the late Leon and Helen Emmons Davis. She retired in the mid "70's" as a Licensed Clerk/Typist for the NJ Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Burlington after twenty-five years of service. Prior to this, she worked as a grocery checkout clerk for the Food Center in Burlington. Kitty was a member of "The Merry Misses" and a 4-H Leader for the Stevens School in Stevens Station in the mid 1940's. During that period, Kitty, with her husband "Mike", who at that time was the leader of the "Knights of the Round Table" YMCA group, and Gladys Leigh, put on a minstrel show in the Stevens School auditorium which featured all of the "Misses" and the "Knights". During WWII, she served as a civilian "Plane Spotter". Following her retirement from the NJDMV, she served as a volunteer at the Masonic Home in Burlington, where she earned 2000 hours of Volunteer Recognition.
Kitty married Mike Donnelly in March of 1934 at the Bustleton Presbyterian Church and resided in Burlington County all of her life until 1993, when she moved to Rochelle, IL to be near her family. In 2000, she moved to the nursing center due to poor health and remained there until her death. She was a member of the Bustleton Presbyterian Church in Florence Twp. for approximately twenty-five years. She then enjoyed fellowship with the Grace and Peace Chapel on Neck Road in Burlington Twp. for the next twenty years. After moving to Illinois, she attended the Ellm Reformed Church in Kings, IL before moving to the nursing home.
Wife of the late Malcolm Wise "Mike" Donnelly
(deceased 1975). She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, M. Wayne Donnelly and Cynthia Lee (Knapp) Donnelly of Rochelle, IL. Also her four grandchildren and spouses, Keith Evan and Shirley Grant Donnelly of Renton, WA, Kent Mark and Cindi Rockhold Donnelly of Omaha, NE, Kelly Andrew and Sheila Spiginer Donnelly of Mount Pleasant, TX and Kerry Gale (Donnelly) Wisner and John of Renton, WA. Also nineteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 11 AM at the DENNISON FUNERAL HOME, 214 W. Front Street, Florence. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 PM and on Friday from 10 to 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington.
August 27, 2008 12:00 AM
Malcolm Wise Donnelly (1909 - 1975)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery and Mausoleum
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Jo Bohony (Inactive)
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29410431
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