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Jean M. Eckley

August 6, 1937 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 83)


  Jean M. Eckley, 83, of Milroy, passed away, Saturday evening, Jan. 16, 2021, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, due to complications of COVID.  Born Aug. 6, 1937 in Treaster Valley, she was a daughter of the late Lee E. Nale and Margaret L. (Hummel) Nale Seecora.  Her husband, James K. Eckley, whom she married Dec. 23, 1978, survives.  Also surviving are: children, Christina Jo Carolus-Lepley and husband Donald of Lewistown, David Scott Carolus and wife Tracey of Milroy; step-sisters, Kay Boyer of Reston, VA., Nancy Muller of Michigan; grandchildren, Abigail Ritchey and husband Dennis, Ericka Lepley, Katelyn Carolus; great grandchildren, Lynlee Ritchey and Tye Ritchey.  She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lee Carolus, Sept. 1, 1979 and an infant son Matthew Allen Carolus.

  Jean was a 1978 graduate of South Hills Business School.  She had worked at Farm Credit and had been the office manager at Dantes in State College.  She loved to sing, play guitar and piano.  She played the organ in various local churches and weddings for many years. Her greatest joy came from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  For online condolences visit  Memorial contributions can be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023.

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American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116-7023

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