Mary Jane Witlin, 84 years, of Honey Brook, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Zerbe Retirement Community in Narvon, PA.
Mary Jane was born in Norristown, PA, on Jan. 10, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Esther (MacAllister) Jones.
Mary Jane was an avid crafter and enjoyed culinary arts, gardening, and teaching others to sew. She worked for Brother sewing machine company for many years, being an educator and creating samples for the corporation. She established her home business, Nanny’s One of a Kind, and sold her beautiful handmade items at quilt shops in Lancaster and at September Farm. Nanny found great joy in being grandmother and great-grandmother and living on the farm with Roberta’s family.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her infant siblings, Norman Jones and Norma Jones.
She is survived by her two children, John Joseph (Jodi) Witlin of Norristown and Roberta J. (David) Rotelle of Honey Brook. There are five grandchildren, Joy (Kyle) Lehman, Hope (Braden) Zimmerman, AJ (Jenna) Rotelle, Mary Kate Rotelle, and Jacob Rotelle, and five great grandchildren, Collin Lehman, Ryder Lehman, Everett Rotelle, Norah Rotelle, and Bridger Zimmerman.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11 AM at The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. 141 Pequea Ave., Honey Brook, Pa., with Pastor Paul Hess, Pastor Clair Long and Pastor Jeff Brubaker officiating. Interment will follow at the Honey Brook United Methodist Cemetery. A calling hour will be held one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Mary Jane to Harmony Hollow Retreat. (132 Hollow Road, Quarryville, PA 17566) Harmony Hollow is an equine therapy program with a mission to children and youth with special needs. There is no web site for Harmony Hollow Retreat, as it is privately run by the Amish. Donations may be sent to address given in memory of MaryJane Witlin ; Mother of Roberta Rotelle. Phone number for Harmony Hollow 717-468-3065