- Grove City, Pennsylvania

February 12, 2013

Karen L. Donnelly

BHS grad worked in New Castle, had family here

Allied News

NEW CASTLE — Karen L. Donnelly of Neshannock Township, Lawrence County, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2013, in Jameson Hospital North, New Castle. She was 54.

Born Sept. 18, 1958, in Sharon, Mrs. Donnelly was a daughter of John Pelles and Margaret Bohach Pelles.

Karen married James Donnelly on Jan. 1, 2011. He survives.

A graduate of Brookfield High School, she was a distribution clerk at Penn Power, New Castle.

Karen was a member of First United Methodist Church, New Castle.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Tony Hurl; two brothers, John Pelles, Poland, Ohio; and Harry Pelles, Hermitage; and two grandchildren, Elijah Hurl and Ava Hurl.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lisa Pelles.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (2-10-13) and 10 a.m. to time of service Monday (2-11-13) in R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle. Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday in funeral home with the Rev. Richard Helsel officiating.

Interment in Graceland Cemetery, New Castle.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 810 River Ave., Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Published Feb. 9, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.