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Mary Jane Casper, 85, of Lock Haven, died Friday June 17, 2022 at ProMedica Nursing Home, Jersey Shore.

Born December 9, 1936 in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn Cunningham Barnisky.

Mary Jane was raised in Tamaqua, graduating from Tamaqua High School before attending Bloomsburg State College where she met the love of her life. In July 1956, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Tamaqua, she married Charles Casper, who survives Lock Haven.

Since 1959, Mary Jane had been a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, attending Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lock Haven, where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Mary Jane was employed at JC Penney’s in Lock Haven for several years before they closed in 1991.

She was an avid sports fan, especially the Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles, and enjoyed taking the train to Phillies games in Philadelphia with her mother and brother. She loved going to the beach all her life. Above all, Mary Jane loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Charles, she is survived by three daughters, Christy (John) Litchfield of Montoursville, Karen (Rick) Henry of Media and Kathy (Steve) Condo of Lock Haven; six grandchildren, Abby (Matt) Vanaskie, Brad (Kristen) Litchfield, Brian Henry, Kevin (Casey) Henry, Madeline Condo and Owen Condo; and five great-grandchildren, Charlie and Jack Vanaskie, Kennedy and Brayden Litchfield and Cameron Henry.

Besides her parents, Mary Jane was predeceased by a brother, Robert Barnisky.

A Christian Burial Mass will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven, PA 17745 with Deacon Chip Young officiating.

Private interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, PA 17745.

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