BEAVER, PA. - Pastor Dona Irene Parson Bradley died at 1:14 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver, PA. after battling cancer for a year.
She worked as an administrative assistant to the Dean of Medicine at UPMC School of Nursing, and operated a successful stained glass shop. Later in life she heard the calling of the church and became a pastor of several local churches. She also assisted with the care of the elderly and infirm.
Dona, daughter of Wallace L. Parson and Ethel Mae Morrison Parson, was predeceased by her husband Kenneth A. Bradley Sr. and is survived by her son, Kenneth A. Bradley, Jr.
Other surviving family includes brothers David A. and Marvin A. Parson, sister Kathleen P. Bufford and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 49238 Calcutta Smith Ferry Road, Calcutta.
The family requests any donations be made to Good Samaritan Hospice or the American Cancer Society.