Mary M. Fletcher, 97, of Scranton, died Monday afternoon in Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following an illness. She is the widow of Leonard "Butch" Fletcher.
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Born February 2, 1916, in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Albert and Hannah J. (Platt) Schoonover. She was educated in the Scranton schools and prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Manhattan Shirt Company of Scranton. She was a long-time member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton.
Mary was an avid quilter, and was involved with "My Brother's Keeper Quilt Group" through the Lake Winola United Methodist Church for many years. Every member of her family graciously received an heirloom quilt made by her loving hands.
Surviving are two daughters, Juanita F. Locker and husband, the Rev. William Locker of Stuart, Fla.; and Marlene Locker and husband, Paul Locker of Scranton; a son, Dennis D. Fletcher and wife, Carole of Scranton; two brothers, John Schoonover and wife, Ruth of Banning, Calif.; and Ronald Schoonover of Chestertown, Md.; her sister-in-law, Helen Schoonover of Scranton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, North Washington Avenue and Electric Street, Scranton, Pa., with the Rev. Daniel Jones; her son-in-law, the Rev. William K. Locker, and her grandson, the Rev. Kevin K. Locker, as officiating clergy. Interment, private in Shady Lane Cemetery, South Abington Twp.
Friends may call Thursday from 3-8 p.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18701. For online condolences, go to www.duffyandsnow don.com.
Published in Scranton Times from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013