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M. Jean (Nicely) McChesney, 100, of Blairsville (Derry Township), passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Excela Health

Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe.

A daughter of J. Watson and Gertrude (Davies) Nicely, she was born March 19, 1919, in Ligonier.

Mrs. McChesney was a member of Blairsville United Presbyterian Church, a former member of the PTA when her children were young, a 4-H leader and a member of the grange. She loved gardening, crafting and sewing.

Surviving are four children: Roger McChesney (Jean), of Centerville; Leonard McChesney (Esther), of Blairsville; Linda Somes (Gary), of New York; and Ellen Gaskill (Keith), of Blairsville; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Paul McChesney, in 1983; a daughter, Alice Young; and two brothers, Marlin Nicely and Dale Nicely.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, where the Rev. Timothy Monroe will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday.

Interment will be in Coles Cemetery, Derry.

To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.