Meadville Tribune

January 15, 2013

Emily M. Daubenspeck

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Emily M. Daubenspeck, 96, formerly of Warren and Tionesta, and a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, Meadville, died there Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

She was born May 30, 1916, in Independence Township, Washington County, a daughter of Joseph B. and Nora J. Lawton Mehaffey. She married Ralph C. Daubenspeck, May 1, 1943, and he preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1978.

Emily was a 1934 graduate of West Alexander High School, Washington County, and attended Westminster College. In her younger years, she was employed in the office of Ross Independent Oil Company, Washington, Pa. During her years in Tionesta, she was a homemaker raising two daughters. She was also employed at the Tionesta School as a business teacher, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a secretary, and Forest County as a tax collector and at the courthouse as the coordinator for visiting homemakers.

Emily was an active member of Tionesta United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer, and was a Sunday school teacher and later as a member of First United Methodist Church, Warren.

She enjoyed handwork, homemaking, gardening and especially spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol D. Davis and her husband, David, of Sharon and Nora J. Daubenspeck of Warren; two grandsons, Bradley D. Davis and his wife, Jennifer, of Grove City, and Nathan K. Davis and his wife, Valene, of Carnegie; and three great-granddaughters, Peyton Emily Davis, Morgan Rosalia Davis and Brianne Adelynn Davis.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Florence Buchanan, Marianna Mehaffey, Eleanor Farrar and an infant, Lenora Mehaffey.

Calling hour will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Cribbs Home Library at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in McCracken Chapel, with the Rev. Ellen Rezek, Wesbury chaplain, officiating.

The committal service and interment will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Mt. Collins Cemetery, Tionesta.

Memorials may be made to Wesbury United Methodist Community (for maintaining a room used by families of residents in crisis), 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Arrangements are under the direction of Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. Share your memories and condolences at