Mary Jane Betts, 76, of Montoursville passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 23, 1937, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew William Neidig, Sr. and Margaret Louise Laver. Mary Jane was married to Arnold Jerome Betts Sr. for 56 years.
Mary Jane graduated from St. Mary's High School (Class of 1954), and worked most recently as a legal secretary for Mitchell Gallagher, P.C. She was a member of several local singing groups, the St. Boniface Church Choir and Gesang Verein Harmonia; and several charitable quilting groups, Jo Morton, Hossana, and Gathering Quilters.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Arnold J. Betts Jr. (Michele), Julia A. Lemon (Joseph), Katrina J. Gekoskie (Andrew), Thomas A. Betts (Michelle), and Matthew J. Betts; thirteen grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Andrew William Neidig Jr., Marilyn Louise Pautz, Darlene Jean Wilson, and Norman Carl Neidig.
Along with her parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by brothers, David Charles Neidig, and Paul Irvin Neidig; and sister, Rose Marie Minnella.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St. A funeral mass will be held at St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18. Interment will be at St. Boniface cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Jane's name to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA, 17701.