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Dawn L. Fleming

Dawn L. (Watkins) Fleming

Catawissa native, loving mother & grandmother

Dawn L. (Watkins) Fleming, age 88, formerly of Millville and Elysburg, passed away peacefully at Vintage Knolls Senior Living in Danville on Friday evening, Sept. 4, 2020 surrounded by her daughters.

Born on January 1, 1932 in Cleveland Township, Columbia County, a daughter of the late Bruce and Adda (Stewart) Watkins. She was a 1949 graduate of the former Locust Township High School

Dawn was employed at the former Emenee Shirt Factory in Catawissa for 28 years and also assisted her husband, Carl, with his building construction business and owning and managing rental properties.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Esther Furnace). She was “Mom Mom” to her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A resilient individual, her faith in Jesus Christ and her family came first. She enjoyed walking, golfing and winter trips to Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl V. Fleming, on November 12, 1986, a sister Betty Yocum and her husband Donald, brother-in-law, Donald Fleming, sister-in-law, Joan Fleming and her devoted companion, Roy Sanders, who passed on February 28, 2012.

Dawn is survived by two daughters: Carla, wife of Alan Welch, Quakertown and Cheri, wife of Richard Lyons, Millville; a granddaughter, Emily, wife of  Andy Bloom, Millville; a grandson, Wesley Lyons, and his wife Lauren; Bloomsburg;  two great-grandsons: Will Lyons and Maddox Bloom; a sister, Beryl, wife of Lamar Richie, Elysburg; a brother-in-law, Gene Fleming, Chambersburg; a sister-in-law, Janice Fleming, Traverse City, Mich., her companions son, Mike Sanders of Danville and his sons, Kyle and Ryan Sanders along with many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Millville Fire Company, P. O. Box 80, Millville, PA 17846 or the Elysburg Fire Company, 1 E. Mill Street, Elysburg, Pa 17824.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.


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Dear Family,

I met Dawn at Vintage Knolls. She sat with my mother, Clotilde, at the dining room. She was a joyful, kind person, and we enjoyed her company. May God rest her soul and bring you peace.
Myrna Conner and Clotilde Robles

Myrna Conner and Clotilde Robles Sep 7 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers going out to Dawn's family.
Eileen Mowery Breisch

Eileen Breisch Sep 7 2020 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to you. Dawn was such a kind soul. Rest in peace.

Deb Houser former Vintage Knolls employee Sep 7 2020 12:00 AM

A life time of wonderful memories of Aunt Dawn and Uncle Carl. One that will be with our family forever is a no bake cookie that hit the table after most meals at the farm for as far back as I can remember.. chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal! I loved them as much as Uncle Carl did. The recipe " Aunt Dawn Cookies " has been shared with family and friends for years and loving thought will be added in each time I make them. A special hug to Carla and Cheri , love you all.

Randy Fleming and Family Sep 7 2020 12:00 AM

I feel so lucky she was my aunt. Rest In Peace, Aunt Dawn.

Darla Yocum Haefner Sep 6 2020 12:00 AM