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Jessie (O'Donnel) Horean

September 7, 1926 — October 12, 2019

Jessie (O'Donnel) Horean

Jessie (O’Donnel) Horean, age 93, of Bloomsburg and formerly of Montoursville, died at 12:02 p. m. Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Sunset Ridge Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Scott Township where she was a patient.

Born in Prestonpans, Scotland on Sept. 7, 1926, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (O’Donnel) Drysdale. She resided in Bloomsburg for six years and previously lived in Montoursville for many years.

Jessie worked as a secretary for the Williamsport Hospital, Lycoming Crippled Children’s Society and for her husband’s audiologist practice.

She met Second Lieutenant William J. Horean at a dance in Bungay, England in 1944. After a long courtship, Jessie emigrated to New York City in July, 1946 to marry the love of her life. They were happily married for 55 years prior to his death in May, 2001.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Victor Drysdale of England and Harry Drysdale of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jessie is survived by two children, twins, Valerie M. Robinson of Moorsville, South Carolina and Mark Howard Horean, and his wife Vicki of Bloomsburg; one granddaughter, Heather, wife of Shaun Gillaspy, Quakertown; two lovely great-grandchildren:  Kaylie and Kamryn Gillaspy of Quakertown; and a sister, Valerie Yates of London, England.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with Pastor Kelly Kocher Ross, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Espy, officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 a. m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church 2351 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, Pa 17815.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, October 19, 2019

10:00am - 11:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dean W. Kriner Funeral Home and Cremation Service

325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Dean W. Kriner Funeral Home and Cremation Service

325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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