Jane V. Watts

February 23, 1921 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 102) 102 Years Old

Jane Watts Obituary


Jane Viola (Klinger) Watts, age 102, of Northumberland, peacefully went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at her home.



Born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania on February 23, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Kline and Francis (Kitner) Klinger. Jane was a 1940 graduate of Sunbury High School. After high school she was employed at the Salesky hat factory. On May 30, 1942, Jane married Sergeant James C. Watts of Bloomsburg. Together they celebrated a loving marriage of nearly 76 years. Jane enjoyed sewing, cooking, and doting on her family and friends.



Jane is survived by two sons, Robert Watts and Richard Watts; daughter, Sharon (Watts) Middlesworth; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Jane was fortunate to have loyal and loving best friends Molly Golden, Donna Devine, and Sammie. Jane was - and still is - a role model for five generations of family that loved and admired her for the way she lived her life as a devoted wife, mother and "Nana".



She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, parents, three brothers, William, Kline Jr. and Ellis Klinger; two sisters, Toleda Heim and Janice Daily; son-in-law, Reed Middlesworth.



Visitation and a celebration of life will be held on what would have been Jane's 103rd birthday, Friday, February 23, 2024. Visitation 10:30am, services at 11:00am at Bethany Evangelical Church, 1001 Susquehanna Ave., Sunbury, PA 17801.


Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland. 




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