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Dorothy Elizabeth Cowan Gandley
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1919
New Eagle
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 2011
Fort Pierce
St. Lucie County
Florida, USA

Dorothy E. Cowan Gandley Schaeffer, 92, of Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Monongahela and New Eagle, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in her home. She was born June 10, 1919 in New Eagle, the daughter of James and Martha Baxter Cowan. Dorothy was one of fourteen children raised on Point Bealea Farm on Keenan Hill in New Eagle. All of her siblings have since passed on. She had a dedication to helping seniors long before she became a senior herself. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela. She enjoyed quilting and was an exceptional seamstress. She is survived by her daughter, Donna G. Bires and husband Bernard with whom she made her home; two sons, R. Patrick Gandley and wife Kay of New Hope, Michael Gandley and wife Kathy of Ypsilanti, Michigan; seven grandchildren, twins, Timothy Bires and Tamara Bires-Lancieri, Andre' Bires, Michelle (Gandley) Ferry, Kim (Gandley) Bainbridge, Rob Gandley, Jessie Gandley; eight great grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Eunice Gandley of Montgomeryville. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Robert Gandley and her second husband John Schaeffer. Friends will be received on Sunday, August 14, 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with the Elders Richard Scaglione and Karl Kirschner, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  James Clyde Cowan (1876 - 1945)
  Martha Belle Baxter Cowan (1877 - 1939)
  John Robert Gandley (1912 - 1973)
  Martha Belle Cowan Seighman (1905 - 1973)*
  Dorothy Elizabeth Cowan Gandley (1919 - 2011)
  Mary Rebecca Cowan Gavaghan (1921 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Monongahela Cemetery
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Brian (Lease) Pennock
Record added: Apr 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109138852
Dorothy Elizabeth <i>Cowan</i> Gandley
Added by: Brian (Lease) Pennock
Dorothy Elizabeth <i>Cowan</i> Gandley
Added by: Brian (Lease) Pennock
Dorothy Elizabeth <i>Cowan</i> Gandley
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