Dolores Ann Harkins, 86, of Erie, and formerly of Lower Burrell and Brookville passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. She was born March 9, 1933 in New Kensington to the late Adam & Clara Beighley Whitehead, and was a resident of Brookville for 30 years, until she moved to Erie in 2011 to live with her daughter, Melva L. and her husband, the Rev., Dr. George H. Alquist, Jr.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by two granddaughters, Aubrae and her husband Justin Wagner, and their son Owen, of Simpsonville, SC and Dr. Brenda and her husband Steve Harper, and their son Kerrick, of Piedmont, SC. Mrs. Harkins is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Harkins who accidentally drowned in 1951 when the US Navy vessel he was on sank, also siblings, Clair, Kenneth, Delbert, Melvin, and Roy Whitehead, Helen Weister, Hazel Kosheba, Betty Prignon, and June Cameron, and her companion LeRoy George.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace of Calvary Baptist Church, 5542 Perry Hwy., Erie, PA 16509.
Visitation will be from 10-12 PM on Monday, Feb. 17 in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 12 PM by her son-in-law, Rev., Dr. George H. Alquist, Jr. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. rossgwalker.com
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