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Eleanor L. Mutchler
September 10, 1932 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Eleanor Louise Mutchler, 91, of Cogan Station, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at home while surrounded by her loving family.
Born September 10, 1932, in Hummels Wharf, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Harold F. and Laura E. (Newcomer) Springman.
Eleanor graduated from Williamsport High School in 1950. After graduation she worked at Woolworth 5&10, Carrol House and Grit Publishing. She began her banking career in 1953 when she started working at the First National Bank in Milton. She attended courses through Bucknell University, taught by the American Institute of Banking. She earned a pre-standard banking certificate in 1956. She continued working in banking and transferred to the First National Bank of Montoursville. She remained dedicated to the bank which underwent several mergers, retiring in 1996 from Meridian Bank as a loan officer.
Eleanor broke her promise to “never marry a farmer” when she wed the love of her life Neil Mutchler on May 12, 1956 at Ball Mills United Methodist Church. They started their family of three girls, Sharon, Barbara, and Jane. Eleanor’s family was her God-given purpose and she devoted herself to raising her children and grandchildren in the most self-sacrificing and loving way possible. Her examples as a mother have been an inspiration to those who know and love her. Her care and commitment to Neil during his chronic illness became a standard for her girls in how to go above and beyond for the spouse with whom God has blessed you. She was also a caregiver for her father and mother-in-law, her patience and compassion demonstrated during these trying times. She was a faithful member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church, proudly serving in the ladies’ ministries and teaching children and youth about God.
Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Taylor and husband Paul, Barbara Willier and husband Bruce, and Jane Zarker and husband Doug; a sister Virginia Springman and sister-in-law Shirley Springman.
Eleanor loved her six grandchildren Katherine Hutcheson, Jacob Hutcheson, Travis Willier, Allison Willier Hill (Ryan), Bethany Taylor and Jeremy Taylor. She enjoyed spending time with them from the day they were born and prayed for her daughters and their husbands, and the grandchildren each day. If you had a problem let Grandma bring it to God and He would take care of it.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother Charles D. Springman on Nov. 30, 2023.