Margaret Ann Williams Cheponis, R.N., 83, of South Abington Twp., died Saturday at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the widow of Joseph John Cheponis, who died in 2000. The couple had been married 50 years.
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Born Dec. 6, 1929, in Kingston, daughter of the late Francis J. and Loretta Dettmore-Siegle Williams, she was a graduate of GAR High School, Wilkes-Barre, and she received her nursing degree from Nesbitt Hospital School of Nursing, Kingston. She was a resident of Elmhurst for many years before moving to the Virgin Islands in 1979, returning to South Abington Twp. in 1991. She was a registered nurse, having been employed at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, and St. Mary's Villa, Elmhurst. Margaret also taught nursing at Scranton Vocational and Technical School, where she enjoyed educating others entering the field of nursing. She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann Marie Mahlmann and husband, Jack, South Abington Twp.; a son, Michael Cheponis and wife, Terry, Pottstown; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Cheponis; and two brothers, Frank and Paul J. Williams.
The funeral will be Saturday with a memorial Mass at 1:30 p.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment, Hickory Grove Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Allied Skilled Nursing, c/o Allied Services Foundation, 100 Abington Executive Park, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jennings calvey.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 19, 2012