Port Allegany - Doris E. Galentine, 95, of Port Allegany, passed away Saturday (December 15, 2018) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Northampton, England, a daughter of Charles and Maude Murby Higgins. On July 15, 1944, in Wantage, England, she married Rex Benjamin Galentine, who died on Feb. 24, 1974.
Mrs. Galentine went to school in Northampton, England and came to the U.S. with her husband in 1946.
Doris worked as a cook for the Canoe Place Inn of Port Allegany. She then worked as a cook at the Port Allegany Community Hospital until it closed. She then went back to the Canoe Place Inn and cooked there until her retirement in 1989.
She was a member of the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was also their director of VBS, was the church historian, and was an advocate for Euerence. She also belonged to the WWII War Brides Association, and the Port Allegany Senior Center.
Doris loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts, Bingo and going to the Senior Center She was a diehard Christian band "groupie" and could be found center stage at any Crown or JIM Band performance.
She is survived by:
Sons: Robert (Gloria) Galentine of Turtlepoint, Allen (Virginia) Galentine of , Sevierville, TN, Larry Galentine of Olean, NY and Gene (Barbara) Galentine of Stoystown, PA
Daughters: Lori (Scott) Freer of Eldred, PA, Evelyn (Carl) Winters of Red Lion, PA, Linda (Butch Burdick) Shaffer of Port Allegany, Brenda (Jack) Shaw of Red Lion, PA and Jane (Sam) Ruth of Boquete, Panama, Central America.
Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Sister: Ethel (Stanley) Broome of Northampton, England; Sister-in-law: Shirley (James) Sherwood of Turtlepoint and several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Daniels in 2006, one grandson, Dennis Galentine, two great-grandchildren, Katelyn Hilger and Isaiah Sanner, and several brother and sister-in-laws .
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral and committal services will be held on Wed. at 11 AM with the Rev. Dale Detwieler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Birch Grove Mennonite Church. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.