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Mary Jane Wheatley Ehlich

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Ehlich, Mary Jane Wheatley

Mary Jane Wheatley Ehlich, 77, of Covington, PA, died August 20, 2014, at her home. She was the devoted wife of William (Bill) J. Ehlich for fifty nine wonderful years. She was born January 10, 1937 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Brent Wheatley. Mary Jane lived in Covington till she met her husband who was in town on leave from the Navy. They moved to Detroit, Louisville, and Charlotte, NC, where she had a highly successful career with Squires Construction Company. After retirement they moved back to her family homestead where they took pleasure rekindling old friendships and making many new. Restoring and adding to the family home was also such a joy. Mary Jane's love, second only to her family was quilting. She was an award winning hand-quilter who mastered the art of needle turn appliqué. She was a member of the Charlotte Quilters Guild before returning to Covington and co-founding the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild in Wellsboro, PA. Mary Jane shared her talents and gifts willingly and mentored the Tuesday Quilters who have developed formidable appliqué skills under her tutelage. Her legacy includes a prodigious collection of heirloom quilts that will be treasured for generations to come. She and Bill also enjoyed traveling with the Lions Club which took them too many faraway places. In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Ehlich and his wife Susan of Locust, NC, Scott Ehlich and his wife Diana of Forest, VA. Grandchildren include William Ehlich and Matthew Gladdan, Ashly Eudy and her husband Josh, and two great grandchildren, August and Zain. Also surviving is one brother, George Wheatley of Covington, niece Patsy Evans and husband Brad. The family will receive friends on Sunday August 24th from 4-6 pm at Wilston Funeral Home 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow there at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Mary Jane's memory may be made to Blossburg Ambulance 524 Main St. Blossburg, PA 16912

Published in Star-Gazette from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014
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