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Mary “Gail” P. Mathews, 89, of Harding, formerly of Baltimore Maryland and Allensville, Pa, passed away Wednesday July 7th, 2021 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains Twp. Born in Baltimore Maryland she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Nivea Forbes Painter and was a graduate of Roland Park Country School. Mary attended the Universities of Michigan, Zurich and Maryland where she received two Masters Degrees in Medieval History and Library Science. She worked for the Prince George’s County school system in Maryland as a librarian. Mary was a member of the West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church and attended the First United Methodist Church in West Pittston. She was an avid reader and learner and at the age of 89 loved to learn about new things and topics. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband John H. Mathews who passed away in 2015, Sisters, Julie Painter and Ann Painter. She is survived by her children, Sara Dydak and her husband Karl of Winchester, Va., Laura Edwards and her husband Mark of Peekskill, NY., Christine Mathews and her husband Tom of Harding, Sister, Prudence Wendell and husband Terry of Hedgesville, West Virginia, 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced. Mary will be laid to rest in the Machpelah Cemetery in Bellville, Pa. Arrangements are by the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home Inc., at 509 Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston. Online Condolences can be left at our website at Howelllussi.com . Birthplace & Residence Birthplace: Baltimore, Md. Resided In: Harding, Pa Viewing Viewing Information withheld per family request Funeral Funeral Information withheld per family request Cemetery Cemetery Information withheld per family request
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