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Jessie B. Winters

Jessie B. Burns Winters, 85, of Clarks Summit, died Sunday at Mountain View Care Center.

Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph H. and Marjorie Monie Burns, she was educated in Throop schools, was a 1945 graduate of Throop High School and a graduate of Lackawanna Business College. She was a Clarks Summit resident since 1955, having moved from Scranton.

She was a title clerk for several years at Scranton Dodge, Scranton, and later worked in the trust department at PNC Bank, Scranton. She was a member of the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Clarks Summit.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren shared much joy and happiness with her. She enjoyed dancing and golf, and was a former member of the Scranton Canoe Club, Lake Winola.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Mountain View Care Center for the care and kindness they provide.

Surviving are two daughters, Gail Sinisko and husband, Michael, Beaufort, S.C.; and Barbara Winters, Clarks Summit and Moorestown, N.J.; a brother, Douglas Burns and wife, Ann, Throop; three granddaughters, Stephanie Petko and husband, David, and their children, Megan and Lori, Monroe, N.Y.; Heather Woods and husband, Jason, and their children, Tristen, Samantha and Marissa, Columbia, S.C.; and Courtney Fugate and husband, Scott, and their children, Adler and Brinkley, Beaufort, S.C.; two nieces, Linda Burns, Throop; and Bonnie Janus and husband, Walter, Clarks Summit; and a nephew, Joseph Burns III and wife, Margot, Atlanta, Ga.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph H. Burns Jr.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Barbara J. Snyder, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church. Interment will be Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp., at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, 10 to 11 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Care Center, 2309 Stafford Ave., Scranton, PA 18505. Arrangements by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jennings calvey.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 19, 2012
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