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Helen Patricia (Pat) (Daugherty) Combs

November 8, 1923 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 97)


Helen Patricia (Pat) Combs, 97, of Oil City, PA. died at 6:35A.M. Monday Feb. 8, 2021 at her home.

          Born Nov. 8, 1923 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence J. & Elizabeth M. Linehan Daugherty.

Pat graduated from Oil City High School and the Oil City Business School.

She was married in St. Stephen’s Rectory by Msgr. Kelly in November of 1945 to Jonathan Elmer Combs Jr. and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1974.

Pat was employed for many years as a proofreader for Venango Newspapers.

Mrs. Combs attended St. Stephens Church, part of St. Joseph Parish, and was also a member of the Rosary Society, had worked in the School cafeteria and had belonged to several card clubs.

Pat had been a long time volunteer at the Welcome desk at UPMC-N/W in Seneca and had accumulated more than 5,000 volunteer hours there.

She is survived by 5 children

Jonathan Eugene Combs & his wife Ruby

Joseph Frederick Combs

Patricia Marie Baker & her husband Dick

Judith Louise Combs & James Mohnkern

James Paul Combs

A daughter in law

Annamarie Combs

And the following grandchildren

Todd &Gina Combs and their daughter Ashley

Jeannie Jenkins & her husband Tim

Rebecca Tweet & her husband Devon and their children Jackson & Larkin

Jessie Combs

Amanda Hines and her children Rene Combs and Megan Hines

Lindsey Fenstermaker & her husband Jonah and their kids EmmaJean and Lexi Jo

Emily Tucker & her husband Ray and their children

Alicia, Ashley, Julie

Billy McDevitt & his wife Heather and their children Zachary & Alex

Katie Morrow & her husband Boyd

And their children Connor, Emma Lynn and Easton

Brynne Thompson & her husband Scott

And their children Olivia and Gavin

Danny Flaherty & his wife Ashley

And their children Milo, Maggie and Eva

Hanna Staub

And Danielle Combs and her son Wyatt

She is also survived by two sisters

Nancy Marchini & her husband Mike

And Sally Lineman & her husband Dick and two sisters-in-law  Florence Daugherty and Margaret Daugherty

She is also survived by her special caretaker Judy Garisch

She was preceded in death by a son Daniel Edward Combs , two sisters Mary Loretta Mansfield and Marjory Malinowski and by three brothers

Lawrence Daugherty, Daniel Daugherty and Joseph Daugherty

Friends will be received from 11:00A.M.-1:00 P.M. Thursday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 P.M.Thursday in St. Stephen’s Church with Fr. John Miller, Presiding.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Oil City Library 2 Central Ave. Oil City, PA. 16301

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February 11, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Mass of Christian Burial
February 11, 2021

1:30 PM
St. Stephen's Church
21 State St.
Oil City, PA 16301

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