Donnaretha David, affectionately known as “Donnie”, age 89 of Gibsonia, PA, died Friday, September 20, 2019.
Donnie was born on October 21, 1929, in Coffeyville, KS, to Lee and Edith Aduddell. Mrs. David was a longtime resident of The Village at St. Barnabas Retirement Communities, Gibsonia, PA, following 50 years of marriage to Dr. Keith R. David, who preceded her to heaven on July 5, 1999, in Liberty, MO.
Donnie was a beautiful Christian and prayer warrior well known for her devout faith and sweet spirit. Her prayer list was 7 days long – a different list for each day; she prayed for her family by name daily. Donnie’s passion was her faith, her family, and meditating in nature’s garden where she enjoyed flowers, gardening and watching a variety of birds. She loved music and played piano for most of her life.
Having grown up in Coffeyville, KS, Donnie married her high school sweetheart, Keith, after nurse’s training in 1949. During her husband’s tenure as a professor at William Jewell College, Donnie worked in the Nursing Education department for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest; her sister, Ella Belle; her parents, Lee and Edith Aduddell; and her husband, Keith.
Survivors include her four sons: Kevin and wife, Linda of Springfield, MA; Jerry and wife, Joy of Roanoke, TX; K. Alan of St. Louis, MO; and Philip and wife, Julie of Mars, PA. Donnie has 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 5, at 10 am at North Way Christian Community in Wexford, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution in memoriam to Donnaretha David, locally to North Way Christian Community/missions, northway.org, or to Our Daily Bread ministries, https://donations.ourdailybread.org/.
Arrangements entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, Robinson Twp.