Maureen (Marnie) Kelly-Mumper went to be with Jesus on August 9, 2020 in the early
morning hours. She was born on July 27,1954 in Lewistown, Pa., the daughter of Wellington
Edmund Kelly and Jayne Cramer Kelly, both of whom preceded her in death. Her husband,
Michael Mumper, of New Germantown, Pa. survives. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen
(Kee) Daulton with her husband Rory of Lewistown, and her nephew Patrick Daulton with his
wife Rebecca of State College, Pa., as well as niece Kelly Stank with her husband Jon of
Jeannette, Pa., and their children Mallory Jayne and Joseph James. Also surviving are stepchildren Mike Mumper Jr. with his wife Marittza of Enola and Jason Mumper and his wife Jennifer of Carlisle, Pa., and their children Adam and Aaron.
Marnie graduated from Penn Highlands High School in 1972 and Chestnut Hill College
in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She worked for Women’s Health Services in
Lewistown for 5 years and was director of The American Cancer Society of Mifflin, Juniata, and
Huntingdon counties for 5 years. She also tended bar at the Milroy Hotel and the Shuffle Inn.
She volunteered at the Youth Forestry Camp in Huntingdon and eventually became a counselor
at YDC (Youth Development Center) in Loysville, Pa.
Marnie’s passion was people—she was a great listener and also loved gardening. She
tended her flowers and plants faithfully and taught her sister the knowledge of gardening and
birds. She also loved picking Morel mushrooms each spring with her husband in the woods near
their home. She enjoyed reading and especially spending time with her cats: Zoey (a gift from
her sister Kee upon returning from Africa), Clancy, and Frosty. Zoey and Clancy remained by
her side till she went to heaven.
She was able to journey to Kenya in 1980 with her mother and another friend to see Kee
at a bush mission outpost, and to go on safari to see “The Big Five” as well as take the night train
Marnie fought a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis for twenty-four
Marnie was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be truly missed by them. She
was a Catholic by faith and a believer in Jesus Christ.
There will be no services for her and internment will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heifer, Int., and Homeland Hospice Services
of Harrisburg, Pa.
We are living through a time when the fractured nature of our society, the accusations, the self-serving half-truths, the widespread illness and death prevent our natural respect and love which you tried to give each and every day. Amidst all this busy-ness and controversy, fly away sweetheart and be at peace. Godspeed. Love, Mike!
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at www.jldavisfh.com.
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