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Daily Item Obituaries

November 9, 2013

Jane Gutelius Watson, 65, Mifflinburg

— MIFFLINBURG — Jane Gutelius Watson, 65, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Geisinger Medical Center. She had been a resident of Mifflinburg since 2005.

She is predeceased by her parents, Morris B. Watson and Jane Gutelius Town Watson. Her ancestors on her mother’s side include Fredrick Gutelius, Laura Jane Gutelius, Ralph Gutelius, Margaret Gutelius Town, Dr. Edwin C. Town, Margaret Gutelius Canon, Margaret Gutelius Town Robinson, Capt. Hugh M. Robinson, Edwin C. Town Jr., Ralph G. Canon, Herbert Canon, all of whom are buried in the Mifflinburg Cemetery.

Surviving are her brother, Dr. Peter T. Watson and wife Harriet, of Portland, Ore.; her cousins, Hugo M. Robinson Jr. and his wife Susie, of Kensington, Md., and Meg T. Robinson, of Charlottesville, Va. Other cousins include Michael Canon and wife Susie of Pointe Vedra, Fla., Jacob Canon, of Charlottesville, Ann Canon Neill, of Silver Spring, Md., Tom Canon Jr., of Westminister, Md., and many more relatives of Canada and the States.

Jane grew up in Gladwyne, Pa., where she made many lifelong friends. After open heart surgery when she was five years old, she survived and graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1965. She later moved to Philadelphia, where she worked as a legal secretary, and then worked for Amtrack, and several other companies. She loved living in the Little Italy neighborhood, where she felt everyone had a smile for you. She had retired from bartending when she moved to Mifflinburg, to the house on Chestnut Street that her great-grandparents had built, and she spent several years restoring it herself.

In 2010, she fell and broke her hip, and that was the start of her many health problems. She had been a resident of Manor Care, Sunbury for three years, where she was well taken care of. She would wheel her wheelchair around the neighborhood just to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, always with the hope of soon returning to her home in Mifflinburg.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 507 Green St., Mifflinburg, with John Rakow officiating.  

No flowers, please.  

A donation in Jane’s memory may be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice will be appreciated.


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