Mary Jane Hoskins, 91, formerly of Warren, PA died Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Rouse Warren County Home in Youngsville, PA.
Mary was born on June 14, 1922 in Warren, Pa to the late Ernest and Inez Smith Hoskins.
Mary was a 1942 graduate of Warren High School and resided in Warren most of her life. She was employed for 23 years with G.T.E. Sylvania in the plastics department retiring in 1987. It was during those years that she raised her three nieces, Mindy, Tanya and Stacey and her nephew, Scott. Mary resided in Erie, PA for 13 years after her retirement being a caregiver to her sister, Ila.
Mary loved traveling the U.S. and Europe, playing her weekly Yahtzee and cards and enjoyed playing Bingo. She was an avid walker and animal lover, especially cats. Mary loved spending time with her family, who lovingly called her Mimi. She took pride in the fact that she was born on June 14th, Flag Day. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Mary is survived by her three nieces whom she raised, Mindy (Luke) Howe, Warren, PA, Tanya (Fred) Ellrich, Memphis, TN, and Stacey (Ralph) Spicer, Warren, PA, and her nephew that she raised, Scott (Darlene) Hoyt, Kane, PA. Mary is also survived by her other nieces and nephews, Cheryl (Joe) Condle, Pittsburgh, PA, Judy Dunham, Florida, Fr. Mark Mastrian, Curwensville, PA, Jeff (Sandy) Donavan, California, great nieces and nephews, Tracy Howe, Nathan Howe, Jessica Tassone, Heather Felhman, Ted Carrington, Jr., Katie Ellrich, Seth Ellrich, and Tom Dunham, Jr., and several greatgreatnieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her friend and caregiver, Pam (Larry) McDannel. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her four sisters, Ila Smith, Wanda Mastrian, Olivia Drees and Teresa Hoyt.
Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at which time a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will follow conducted by Fr. James Gutting, pastor, and Mary's nephew, Rev. Mark Mastrian, Pastor of St. Timothy's R.C. Church, Curwensville, PA, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, PA 16371 or to Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.