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Mabel W. Morrow

May 20, 1932 — April 16, 2015

Mrs. Mabel Irene Wells Morrow, age 82, of Sugar Run, well known Wilmot Township resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, PA.

Mabel was born on May 20, 1932 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA a daughter of the late Rodney & Bernice Young Wells. She grew up on the family farm in New Era, and would later graduate from Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1950. After graduation she took classes in Kansas City and went to work for Pan American Airlines (PAN AM) and worked in their long line communications. On June 7, 1952 she married Wayne Gibson Morrow of Sugar Run in the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiated by the late Rev. Norman Robinson and they would enjoy 62 years of happy marriage together. Over the next 37 years, Mabel and Wayne would move around New York State, while Wayne was a Superintendent in the heavy construction business. While living in Big Flats, NY, Mabel was active in the library and the American Red Cross. In 1979, Mabel and Wayne retired and made their home in Sugar Run at the same residence that Wayne grew up in, overlooking the Susquehanna River. For many years Mabel was the Sugar Run correspondent for the Rocket Courier, writing under the penname, “Batina Belfry” which was given to her by Wes Skillings.

Mabel was a member of the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church and was also a lifetime member of the National Audubon Society.

She enjoyed classical music and reading. She especially enjoyed bird watching and doing the annual bird counts. Mabel had a great love for the outdoors and was a nature conservationist. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Loving & devoted husband:
Wayne G. Morrow at home

Three sons:
Frank (Lynn) Morrow Williamsport, PA
David (Brenda) Morrow Schenectady, NY
Dale Morrow Syracuse, NY

Six Grandchildren:
Erin Gehron Williamsport, PA
Jamie (David) Connelly Williamsport, PA
Katharine Morrow Schenectady, NY
Rebecca Morrow Schenectady, NY
Sarah Morrow Syracuse, NY
Alecia (Mike) Zimmerman Buffalo, NY

Five Great-grandchildren
Isabella Gehron
Lydia Gehron
Cameron Connelly
Lillian Connelly
Leila Jane Zimmerman

Two Sisters:
Cleone Johnson Pheonix, AZ
Jane Newton Spring Lake, PA

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by a grandson, Seth Patrick Morrow on October 5, 2006, a daughter-in-law, Jane Elizabeth Peterson Morrow and by five brothers, Rodney Wells, Samuel “Sam” Wells, Robert Wells, Harold Wells, and David Wells. She was also predeceased by a brother-in-law, Charles T. Morrow, and by three sisters-in-law: Blanche M. Kissell, Ruth Brown Smith, and Edith M. Reed.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. John H. Dabback, her Pastor and longtime family friend, officiating. Interment will follow in the Quicks Bend Cemetery.

Friends and family may call on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the start of the service at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions may be sent to The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 or online at or to the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church, 7611 Route 187, Sugar Run, PA 18846 or to the Wyalusing Public Library. PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA.

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