Mary Ann Place
Mary Ann Place, 63, of South Auburn, PA, passed away with her family by her side on Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2014 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley after an illness.
Born on Oct. 7, 1950 in Meshoppen, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. (Dec. 15, 1998) and Anna M. Labzentis Bolles (Feb. 26, 2012).
She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 1968. She furthered her education at the Robert Packer School of X-Ray Technology. She worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and a Manager of the Radiology Department at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock for 42 years.
Mary Ann married Chuck Place on Nov. 13, 1970 and together raised two daughters, Cristen and Rebecca.
She was a member of the St. Joachim’s/St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church. She loved traveling, especially trips to the beach and Perry’s Vanilla Hard Ice Cream. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and absolutely adored her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Chuck Place of South Auburn; her daughters, Cristen and Jim Charnley of Easton and Rebecca and Ashley McClain of Black Walnut; her grandchildren, Maxwell McClain of Black Walnut, Caitlyn Charnley and Jacob Charnley, both of Easton; siblings, Frances and Marvin Small of Birchardville, Kathryn and Bill Boehmer of Tunkhannock, George and Dawn Bolles of Laceyville and Jeannie and Roger Jayne of Laceyville; father-in-law, Alfred S. Place of South Auburn; her extended family, Debbie and Chuck Perkins of Stevensville and Eric and Linda Place of South Auburn, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Barbara J. Place (Feb. 21, 2013).
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Route 6, Meshoppen, and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Joseph Manarchuck of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish officiating. Interment will follow at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 2:30 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary Ann’s name to the Relay for Life, c/o Louise Hicks, 2952 SR 3004, Meshoppen, PA 18630 or the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth Mother of God, c/o Sister Theresa May, 215 Wellwood Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.