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Virginia L. (Donahue) King
February 03, 2021


Virginia Louise (Donahue) King, 85, of Home, PA passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

The daughter of Leonard D. and Mabel E. (Shank) Donahue, she was born on December 4, 1935 in Indiana, PA.

Virginia graduated from Indiana Area High School. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper in the Marion Center Area School District Business Office and as a business manager at the Indiana County Area Vo-Tech School.

She was a longtime member of the Montgomery Church of the Brethren and served many years as treasurer. In her retirement, she along with her husband, Don, spent many years as the caretakers of the Montgomery Cemetery, where she also served as treasurer.

Virginia enjoyed attending high school reunions, gatherings and neighborhood meals.

She was a caring and loving wife and mother who will be deeply missed by her family.
She is survived by her husband Donald E. King of thirty-nine years, her three children: Karen G. (Randall) Mers of Clymer, PA; Harry “Gene” E. (Wanda) Walker of Anderson, SC; and Lori L. (John) Colananni of Indiana, PA; her three grandchildren: Brian E. (Jamie) Walker; Cristie L. (Doug) Smeltzer and David S. (Jen) Walker; her two step-grandsons: Brian Mers and Michael Colananni; her nine great-grandchildren: Kelsie Seigh; Lauren, Allison, Derek, Carly, Jake and Kyla Walker; Courtney Johnston and Amelia Smeltzer; her four great-grandchildren: her three sisters: Mary Jane (Dwight) Blatt, Helen Thompson, and Julie (Tim) James; her three sisters-in-law: Jane (Ron) States; Sarah Clayton and Joanne Getty and numerous nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers: Robert “Gene” Donahue and Jesse Donahue; her infant grandson, Michael Christopher Johnston; her special aunt and uncle: Esther and Edward McKee and her cousin: Betty “Weezie” McLain.

Private arrangements are with the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. Pastor Dale Leverknight will officiate a private service. Interment will take place at Montgomery Cemetery. Please visit to sign Virginia’s guestbook and share a condolence message.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Montgomery Church of the Brethren, 5227 Purchase Line Road, Commodore, PA 15729 or the VNA, 850 Hospital Road, Ste 3000, Indiana, PA 15701.

Virginia’s family would like to thank the church; family; friends and VNA Hospice for all of their prayers and support.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746