Mary E. Sones

Mary E. Sones, 71, of Muncy, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her home.

Born June 16, 1942, in Fairfield Center, she was a daughter of the late Clarence H. and Rachel Dauberman Ohnmeiss. She and her husband, James L. Sones, would have celebrated 47 years of marriage on July 31, 2014.

Mary was a very caring and loving person who loved helping her family and friends however she could. She was a member of the Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, where she headed the prayer chain and organized an outreach ministry with the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation unit. Mary was a prayer warrior who loved reading and studying her Bible. She also enjoyed crocheting, attending yard sales and above all, spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Marti (Ron) Rider, of Muncy and Tammy L. (Terry) Hipple, of Montgomery; two sons, Lynn E. Swizinsky, of Muncy and Randy E. (Edith) Sones of Muncy; a sister, Shirley (Harold “Sonny”) Fry, of Muncy; a brother, William Ohnmeiss, of Lock Haven; Melissa Snyder, Shannon Snyder, Breezie Gabel, Jamie Shoemaker, Shelly Shoemaker, Melanie Knarr, Naomi Baier, Moriah Hipple, Brittany Hipple, Bethany Hipple, Kaitlyn Hipple, and Caleb Hipple; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Ann Shoemaker; four sisters, Sally Lynn, Bernice “Tootie” Bartlow, Margaret “Peg” Moore and Alberta Wertz; and two brothers, LaRue Clark and Calvin Jack Clark.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, 994 E. Penn St., Muncy, with Rev. Stephen Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may be directed to the Pleasant View Wesleyan Church.

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