2013-01-31 / Obituaries

Mary Jane Wells

January 27, 2013


Mary Jane Wells Mary Jane Wells Mary Jane Donovan Wells, 77, of Darway Rehabilitation Center, in Forksville, PA, passed away on the 27th day of January 2013 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. May you sleep with the angels, you will be greatly missed.

Born on Sept. 13, 1935, she was a small-town girl, born and raised in Towanda, the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Fenton Donovan.

Mrs. Wells enjoyed word find, watching soap operas and she loved having a big, old, nice, hot cup of coffee.

Mary Jane married early at the young age of 16. She married her sweetheart Leland Wells, Jr, who passed away on July 10, 1996.

They would later share three beautiful children. Judy Ann Button of Tunkhannock, William Lee (Carrie) Wells of Wyalusing and Valerie Ann Higley of Canton. She was a stay-at-home mother as well as a wonderful loving wife.

She leaves behind three beautiful granddaughters and three great-granddaughters, Amber Lee Bump of Monroeton, Amanda Jean Button of Tunkhannock and Christine Bowden of East Berlin. She loved and spoiled her grandchildren whenever she got the chance. She loved her greatgrand “Babies,” Tiffany Leeann Bump, Selena May Bump, and Layla Ann Bowden. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandma and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Mary Jane had a big family, with three sisters and six brothers, all of whom preceded her in death, Eleanor Chilson, Irene Donovan, Betty McNeal, Robert Donovan, Edward Donovan, Donald Donovan, James Donovan, Steve Donovan, and Raymond Donovan.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, at noon at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Florence Campbell, a long-time family friend officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial donation to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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