March 4, 1933 - December 22, 2020
Jessie Beulah (Nason) Luke, 87, entered peacefully into the Arms of Jesus Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 11:47 p.m. at Valley View Haven in Belleville, PA.
Jessie was born March 4, 1933, in Tracy, New Brunswick Canada. She was the daughter of the late Wilmont B. and Annie I. (Nason) Nason.
Jessie is survived by her husband Francis J. Luke who she married June 17, 1950. He resides at their home in Belleville.
Her surviving children are: Diane Peachey & husband Abe of Belleville; Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Peachey and husband Joe of Belleville; Francis F. ‘Frank’ Luke and wife Jane of Belleville, Dixie Arnold and husband Tim of Burnham; Janet Glick & husband Ken of Belleville; Carol Channing and husband Andy of Hayward, WI; Donna Wolfmeyer and husband Pete of Rural Hall, NC; 17 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great grandchildren; 2 great-great grand-children.
Jessie was preceded in death by an infant son named Hubert Luke and a grand-daughter, Laura Arnold, and an infant great-granddaughter, Kayla Jo Glick.
Jessie is also survived by siblings, Barry Nason and Renna & husband Don Harris who both live in New Brunswick, Canada. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Glenna Spencer, Alta Jones, Vera Phillips, Fay Nason, Floyd Nason and Beatrice Calhoun.
Jessie was primarily a homemaker, however later in life she was a caregiver to several local women. She was a member of Mt. View Mennonite Chapel in Reedsville and involved in the Women’s Sewing Circle. Our mother’s house was home to far more than her immediate family. Everyone was welcome, even the neighborhood children who would come around especially when they knew she might be making her well known homemade bread. Although she was busy with seven youngsters of her own, she still opened her home to Fresh Air Children from New York City during the summers, several years she even invited a brother & sister duo. She loved going with Francis to their cabin in New Brunswick Canada every year to spend time with her extended family. She also loved the woods and even enjoyed hunting deer.
Jessie was also a member of the local YMCA in Burnham, PA. She loved playing Water Volley Ball in the pool. She was also an avid walker, walking 2-3 miles a day.
Jessie will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother and wife and friend.
Her graveside service will be private and at the convenience of the family at Locust Grove Cemetery with Pastor Gerald Peachey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Mt. View Mennonite Chapel, 104 Shelly Drive, Reedsville, PA.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, PA. Online condolences may be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.
The Luke family wishes to thank all staff at Valley View for the care and kindness extended to Jessie while a resident in Memory Care as well as Nursing Care.