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Donna L. Harding

January 20, 2014

Donna L. Harding, 65, of 49 Franklin Road; Wysox, PA passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.  She was born January 3, 1949 in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of the late L. Clayton and Margaret E. Richards Lapp.

She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1966 and from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA in 1970 with a degree in Psychology.

In her earlier years, Donna was employed for seven years for the Department of Public Welfare in Towanda, PA and then for several years by Bradford County Mental Health. She met her husband, Lyle, while assigned to the disaster center following the Agnes flooding in 1972. She was then employed as a Laboratory Technician by the Robert Packer Hospital.  For two years she was employed by Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She had been employed by Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA from which she retired in 2011. Following her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at the Robert Packer Hospital.

Donna was a former member of the American Association of University Women. When her children were young, she volunteered as an administrative assistant at Barclay Friends School in Towanda, PA. She enjoyed following her children's activities including cross country meets, robotics competitions, marathons, Ironman competitions, horse shows, and bicycle races. She was an avid animal lover, especially of horses, owning two of her own.  She loved to travel with her husband and children to places such as the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, National Parks, and the beach. 

Donna is survived by her husband of 39 years, Lyle Harding whom she married October 5, 1974, one son, Grant Harding of Brooklyn, NY, one daughter, Alexa Harding of Rochester, NY, and one sister, Phyllis Pearson of Saginaw, MI.

She is also survived by brothers-in-law Philip (Betty) Harding of Knoxville, PA, Leon Harding of Knoxville, PA, and Robert Harding of Osceola, PA as well as sisters-in-law Annette (Robert) Scholl of Dillsburg, PA and Jane (Dennis) Loucks of Elkland, PA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.   

A Celebration of Donna's life will be announced in the Spring by her family. Burial will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179; Ulster, PA 18850.   

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com



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