Mary L. Chestnut, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at the UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Hospital.

She was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Newville, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Charles D. Mohn and Elsie Mae Miller.

Mary attended the Newville High School and then was employed by Maslands sewing tents for the military; Worked as an Aid at the Presbyterian Manor Home; A dressmaker at the U-Wanna-Wash-Frocks dress factory in Newville; and an employee at Erie Frequency.

In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, George F. Chestnut, of 28 years, and her brother George R. Chestnut.

Surviving are her two sons, Edward Chestnut and William Mohn and his wife, Suzanne; brother, John Chestnut and wife, Mildred; sister, Dorothy Failor; and brother, James Chestnut. She is also survived by five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was an avid bingo player and was lovingly referred to as the Mayor of Newville. She loved and knew many people and was always quick with witty responses. She also enjoyed the hobby of ceramics for many years and sold her wares at the local craft shows.

A service of remembrance will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in the Egger Funeral Home, 15 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville.

Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle.

Those who wish to remember Mary in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Friendship Hose Co. #1, Newville, 15 E. Big Spring Ave., Newville, Pa. 17241.


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