Mary Kathryn Muthler Simmons

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Mary Kathryn Muthler Simmons, 91, a resident at ManorCare, North, Williamsport, formerly of 431 S. Water St., Mill Hall, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at ManorCare.

Born June 4, 1925, on the Muthler homestead in Lamar Township, Clinton County, she was the daughter of the late Adam B. and Carrie M. Bauder Muthler. On April 10, 1948, in Chester, she married Charles L. Simmons who died Oct. 18, 2014.

Mary was a 1945 graduate of the former Mill Hall High School and a 1948 graduate of the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. Mary was an R.N. at the Lock Haven Hospital for 17 years and was one of the first nurses to work in the hospital’s Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit when it opened in 1969. Mary proudly wore her fluted nursing cap to signify her graduation from PGH School of Nursing. She was a member of the Mill Hall Church of Christ and had a great love of reading, flowers, gardening, canning and most of all spending time with her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Thelma L. Walters of Lock Haven; three sons, Charles A. Simmons of Trout Run, Thomas E. (Donna) Simmons of Loganton and Paul T. Simmons of Ledyard, Conn.; one sister, Grace Kramer of Mill Hall; one brother, Kenneth (Barbara) Muthler of McElhattan; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn J. Fulger who died in Dec. 18, 2015; one sister, Susan Palm; and five brothers, Paul, Harold “Pete,” Earl, Richard and Arthur Muthler.

A funeral service honoring the life of Mary K. Simmons will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, Pa., with Rev. James H. Redmon officiating. Interment, Hayes-Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek, Pa.

Friends will be received in the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until time of services.

Arrangements entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, Pa. 17751.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org.

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