Mary Jane Williams, age 74, long-time resident of Cambridge Springs, PA died Friday, March 19, 2010 at Rolling Fields Nursing Home in Conneautville surrounded by her children and exceptionally loving caregivers. She was very much loved by her family and by all who knew her and she will be sadly missed.
Williams, Mary JaneMary Jane was born on November 2, 1935 in Woodcock Township, Crawford County, a daughter of the late William Ernest Baker and Alice Johnston Baker. She graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1955. Mary Jane was married to Rudy Leopold for 15 years and to the late Robert Williams for 11 years.
A great mom and homemaker, Mary Jane was well known for her cooking and baking, even winning pie contests. She also sold Avon products in Cambridge for 13 years. While in better health Mary Jane attended the First Church of God in Cambridge Springs and was a member of the Venango VFW Post #169 and American Legion Post #381 of Cambridge Springs.
She is survived by two sons – Rudy Charles Leopold and his wife, Janice of Robbinsville, NC; William Leopold and his wife, Nancy of Girard, PA; a daughter – Cheryll Leopold of Clearwater, FL; two brothers – Ernest Baker of Portsmouth, RI and Lloyd Baker of Cambridge Springs; four grandchildren – Jessie Leopold Lasher, Debbie Faunce, Jason Nelson, and Eric Nelson; several great grandchildren; two nieces – Sondra Fitch of Cambridge Springs and Toni Daughenbaugh of Hudson, FL and a nephew – Tom Kulczycke of Tampa, FL. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her step mother – Lenore Baker; two sisters – Rachel Smith and Virginia Lewis; and an uncle – James Johnston.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Tuesday morning at 10:00. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rolling Fields Nursing Home, 9108 State Hwy # 198, Conneautville, 16406 or Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service, 302 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.