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Donetta S. Brandt

Donetta S. Brandt       

READING---Donetta S. Brandt, 74, of Reading, formerly of Shinglehouse, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in her home with her loving family by her side.

Born on September 30, 1943 in Dunkirk, N.Y., she was a daughter of Edward B. and M. Maxine Nichols Sutton.  On November 17, 1967 in the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, she married Everett E. Brandt, who survives.

Donetta was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1961, in Shinglehouse.  She graduated from the former Olean Business Institute in Olean, N.Y.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse and the Calvary United Methodist Church in Mohnton. Donetta enjoyed her flower gardens and baking cookies with her grandchildren.  She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Her greatest love was being a grandmother, wife, mother and homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 50 years are two daughters, Anne Marie (Richard) Kline of Reading and Allison L. (Don) Kuhn of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Airman Paul H. Kuhn, serving with the U.S. Air Force, Christina L. Kline, Gregory E. Kuhn and Matthew R. Kline; two sisters, M. Diane (Edward) Babcock of Port Allegany and Carole E. Terrette of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.

Donetta was predeceased by her parents.

Private graveside funeral services and burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.  The Rev. Ken Thompson, of Brackenridge, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Donetta’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Donetta, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com



A candle was lit in memory of Donetta Brandt

Paul Jun 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donetta Brandt

Tammy Long Dec 26 2017 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Donetta's passing. I remember Donetta and Everett being very active at the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse and in a young married couple's Sunday school class that my mom and dad, Joe and Bernice Sprout taught. The class worked hard in the church and always had a good time being together. I also remember once my family went to Philadelphia to the big Thanksgiving parade. It was quite an experience for this small town girl. As we watched the parade amongst a huge crowd of people, we heard our names called out... there in the crowd were Donetta and Everett! Sweet memories! My prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of a lovely woman.

Cynthia Bell Dec 24 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donetta Brandt

Joni (Peterson ) Siekierka and Family Dec 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donetta Brandt

mary wardlaw Dec 16 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Everett and family,

I am so thankful that recently Donetta and I were able to talk about a mutual love of ours...my dog, Sargie. She expressed so many fond memories of him...when she would take care of him. She said, " I wonder if he would still remember me? "
Donetta was instrumental in my adding Sargie to my family as he has truly been a blessing.
My prayers are with you and yours, praying you will know our Lord's comfort and strength.
Yours in Jesus, Karen Jones

Karen Jones Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

Everett and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Donetta was a joy to work with at Grosfillex. She had a great sense of humor and I loved her stories. I remember teasing her about reading weeks' worth of newspapers in the lunchroom. She was so incredibly proud of her daughters and so thrilled to be a grandmother. I recall how excited she was getting a Harley and the adventures she was planning with you.
With sincere sympathy,

Karen Klein Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donetta Brandt

Leslie Phearsdorf Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donetta Brandt

Mary Cay Hess Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Family,
I met Donette when I moved to Shinglehouse in 1964 from Carlisle to teach at Oswayo Jr.-Sr, High School. We always had a great time together. I was very surprized when I found out that she was marrying a man from the Carlisle. I remember going to Evertte's home to see her after she and Everette married. I lost track of her until facebook came alomg. It was great to reconnect. I just happened to be talking about her when I found out she was gone. You have my deepest sympathy and I will miss seeing her on facebook and hearing about her wonderful family. She was so proud of all of you.

Mary Cay Hess Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

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