Lynn Diane Crossley1,2,3

F, (1 March 1946 - 4 June 2014)
     Lynn Diane Crossley was born on 1 March 1946 at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.4 She was the daughter of Frank George Crossley and Cecilia Arlene Pryor.1,4,2 Lynn Diane Crossley was baptized at Bethel United Presbyterian Church, Bottle Run, Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. She married, at age 17, Leslie Alva Williamson, age 23, son of Frederick F. Williamson and Florence Elizabeth Livermore, on Saturday, 24 August 1963 at Bottle Run, Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, by the Reverend John E. Clement.1,4 Lynn Diane Crossley died on 4 June 2014 at Cogan Station, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 68 years, 3 months and 3 days.4 She was buried on 7 June 2014 in the State Road United Methodist Church Cemetery, located in Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.4
     She was employed by Glamorise Foundations in 1963.1 The marriage announcement for Lynn Diane Crossley and Leslie Alva Williamson was published sometime in 25 August 1963 in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This announcement stated:


     Wedding vows were pledged yesterday at 2 p.m. by Miss Diane Crossley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Crossley, of Linden RD 1, and Leslie A. Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Williamson, of Williamsport RD 2.

     The Rev. John E. Clement officiated at the double-ring ceremony in the Bottle Run Presbyterian Church.

     The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. She was attired in a white floor-length gown fashioned with a lace bodice and a full skirt of organza over taffeta. The gown had a scalloped neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. A tiara of seed pearls held her shoulder-length veil and she carried a white Bible topped with rosebuds.


     Miss Janet Pryor was maid of honor. Her dress of pink chiffon had a lace bodice and a full street-length skirt. She wore a headband of pink flowers and carried a cascade bouquet.

     Miss Jennifer Crossley, sister of the bride, and Miss Karen Williamson, sister of the bride-groom, were the bridesmaids. Their dresses, fashioned like that of the honor attendant, were in shades of blue and yellow. They had matching floral head-dresses and carried cascade bouquets.

     Best Man for his brother was Gary Williamson. Ushers included Roy Williamson, another brother, and Frank G. Crossley, Jr., brother of the bride.

     A reception was held in the church social rooms before the couple left for a wedding trip to the Poconos. They will reside in Fox Hollow.

     The bride attended Williamsport High School. She is employed at Glamorise Foundations. Mr. Williamson attended Williamsport High School. He is engaged in farming.1
As of 1999, Lynn Diane Crossley lived at RD #2, Box 461, Cogan Station, Pennsylvania.2 She was widowed at age 52 by the death of Leslie on 3 February 1999.4

     An obituary on 3 March 1999 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, for Cecilia Arlene Pryor listed Lynn Diane as her daughter.2 Her obituary was published on 5 June 2014 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Her obituary stated:

     Lynn D. Williamson, 68, of Jersey Shore, formerly of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her home with her family at her bedside.

     Married on August 24, 1963, her husband of 36 years, Leslie A. Williamson, died February 3, 1999.

     Born, March 1, 1946, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Cecilia (Pryor) Crossley.

     Lynn was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family.

     Surviving are two sons, Russell M. (Cindy) Williamson, and Eugene A. (Katie) Williamson, both of Cogan Station; a daughter, Debbie L. (Rick) Leonard, of Cogan Station; two brothers, Frank "Skip" (Joyce) Crossley, of Beacon Falls, Conn., and William J. Mundell, of Williamsport; four sisters Jennifer L. (Lenny) Carson, of Jersey Shore, Christine L. (Ron) Fontonot, of Lake Charles, La., Cynthia R. (Joe) DiParlo, of Cogan House, and Stacey L. Lott, of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Corey, Colby, Ciara, Rachel, Mark and Eric; and four great-grandchildren, Emmie, Landen, Ember and Hiller.

     Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, by the Rev. Steven M. Livermore officiating. Interment will be in State Road Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Knight Confer Funeral Home.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lynn’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Last Edited=10 Mar 2020


  1. [S2591] Miss Lynn Diane Crossley Wed To Leslie Williamson In Rites marriage announcement, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 1963. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Johanna [Weiss] Edler (1915-1999) through out her life. Viewed in the home of her daughter Donna (Edler) Sayah on 1 June 1999, by Kevin Sholder. Donna Lee Edler, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA.
  2. [S1214] Cecelia A. Mundell obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 3 March 1999, p. 9. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S2118] "Florence E. Williamson obituary," Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 7 December 2010, online archives (…> : accessed 6 January 2011). Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  4. [S2593] "Lynn D. (Crossley) Williamson obituary," Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 5 June 2014, online archives (… : accessed 18 Februaryh 2020). Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.