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Donna Kay Mattive, 68, of Penns Creek, entered into rest at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Berwick, the daughter of Blaine C. Gearhart, of Nescopeck and Betty (Davis) Andress, of Berwick. On July 12, 1969, she married Terrance T. Mattive Sr., who survives.

Donna worked as a special education teacher at Midd-West School District, retiring in 2007. She and her husband also owned and operated T&D's Cats of the World, a refuge for exotic animals.

Surviving in addition to her husband, is one son and daughter-in-law, Terrance T. Mattive Jr. and wife, Danielle, of Penns Creek; one daughter, Jennifer K. Mattive Beaver and husband, Patrick, of Penns Creek; three grandchildren, Calvin Beaver, Deandra Mattive, and Terrance Mattive III; two sisters, Patricia Rupp, of Berwick, and Brenda Parks, of Atlanta, Ga.

Services will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

It was Donna's wish for memorial contributions to be sent to T&D Cats's of the World, PO Box 186, Penns Creek, PA 17862, to continue to provide a refuge for exotic animals.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
To share in Donna's online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com.
Published on August 28, 2016
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