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Donna Marie (McIlvaine) Drylie

January 14, 1942 ~ August 24, 2019 (age 77)


Donna M. Drylie , 77, of Jeannette died Saturday August 24th, 2019 comfortably at home with her family.  She was born January 14, 1942 in Jeannette to the late Raymond and Catherine (Fagan) McIlvaine.  Donna started working in the Emergency Department of the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital in 1977.  This is where she met the love of her life, former Chief of Police for the city of Jeannette, the late William F. Drylie.  She was a steadfast hard worker retiring 22 years later from the hospital as an admissions clerk.   Donna was a devoted mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.  In addition to being pre-deceased by her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond “Butch” McIlvaine  She is survived by two sons; Jon R. Diffenderfer, Daniel T. (Sandy) Diffenderfer, three daughters; Deidre R.(Sean) Diffenderfer, Dana M. Campbell, Catherine A. (Joe) Harbaugh, two step-daughters; Christina (Matt) Harris, and Debra (Randy) Stiffey, 17 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren .  Per Donna’s request there will be no public visitation and all arrangements are private.  Because of her  love and loyalty for her late husband, it is her wish to have all donations and proceeds go to Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA, 490 E. North Avenue Suite 140 Pittsburgh, PA 15212.   All arrangements entrusted to ASHLEY D. X. NYE CREMATION CARE & FUNERAL HOME INC., 408 Depot Street Youngwood.  To leave online condolences please visit

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