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Clara Margaret Donahue

September 21, 1924 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 97)


Clara Margaret (Ayers) Donahue, 97, of New Kensington passed away peacefully on Friday October 22, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. She was born September 21, 1924, to the late Conrad Sr. and Rachel (McKeag) Ayers.

She enjoyed going to camp, bowling, working in her yard and being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Clara is survived by her four daughters, Judith A. (Ralph) Felt, Charlene (Clifford) McKay, Trudy L. Chapman, and Barbara J. Wolfe; daughter-in-law, Leeann Donahue; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James J. Donahue Jr. in December of 2004; son, James J. Donahue III in September of 2021; siblings, Conrad Ayers Jr., Alma Landers, June Wigle, Charles Ayers, Paul Ayers, and James Ayers; grandson, James J. Chapman, and great-granddaughter, Nicole Felt.

Viewing will be held 3 PM to 7 PM on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 26 at 11 AM. Rev. Brian Kilbert will officiate. Burial will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. Please visit to leave an online condolence or tribute for Clara.

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October 25, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ross G. Walker Funeral Home
217 Freeport Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

Funeral Service
October 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Ross G. Walker Funeral Home
217 Freeport Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

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