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Mary Jane Williams

December 12, 1924 February 16, 2024
Mary Jane Williams
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Obituary for Mary Jane Williams

Mary Jane Williams Obituary

Mary Jane Williams, 99 years of age, passed away peacefully February 16, 2024 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover surrounded by family members. She was born December 12, 1924 in Syracuse, NY. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Richard Edgar Williams in 1994.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Cardman of Riverview, FL; Wendy Kelsey (John) of Williamsport, PA; and her sons, Douglas Williams of Mulberry, FL; and Steven Williams (Beth) of Gardners, PA. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren: David Cardman and Kristi Allred of FL, Ryan Kelsey of CO, Kimberly Jenkins of Gettysburg, Matt Williams and Heidi Petesch of KS, and Richard Williams of FL, and 9 great grandchildren.

Mary Jane was a devoted mother who lived her life for her children. Always loving and cheerful, she greeted each of us many mornings with song, “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”. She previously worked at the Biglerville High School cafeteria, The House of Bender in Gettysburg and volunteered at the SpiriTrust Lutheran Home in Gettysburg. She took care of her husband for 7 years after he suffered a debilitating stroke and also dedicated years of her life taking care of her parents while they resided at Thornwald Home in Carlisle. Mary Jane lived her life in service to her family and friends. She is dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held for the family Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ( Friends may express condolences at

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