Mary Jane Donovan

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Mary Jane Donovan Wells, age 77, of Darway Rehabilitation Center, in Forksville,

Pa., passed away on the 27th day of January 2013, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. May you sleep with the angels, you will be greatly missed.

Mary Jane was born on Sept. 13, 1935. She was a small town girl born and raised in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Fenton Donovan.

Mrs. Wells enjoyed word find, watching soap operas and she loved having a big old nice hot cup of coffee.

Mary Jane married early at the young age of 16. She married her sweetheart, Leland Wells Jr., who passed away on July 10, 1996.

They would later share three beautiful children. Judy Ann Button of Tunkhannock, Pa., William Lee (Carrie) Wells of Wyalusing, Pa. and Valerie Ann Higley of Canton, Pa. Mary Jane was a stay home mother as well as a wonderful loving wife.

She leaves behind three beautiful granddaughters and three great-granddaughters Amber Lee Bump of Monroeton, Pa., Amanda Jean Button of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Christine Bowden of East Berlin, Pa. She loved and spoiled her grandchildren whenever she got the chance. She loved her great-grand "babies," Tiffany Leeann Bump, Selena May Bump, and Layla Ann Bowden. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandma and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Mary Jane had a big family, with three sisters and six brothers, all of whom preceded her in death, Eleanor Chilson, Irene Donovan, Betty McNeal, Robert Donovan, Edward Donovan, Donald Donovan, James Donovan, Steve Donovan and Raymond Donovan.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Florence Campbell, a long time family friend, officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial donation to the .

Published in Daily Review on Jan. 30, 2013