Mrs. Towne lives near Mary Anne Spier. She is great at sewing and appears in book 66, Maid Mary Anne. She is a widow and has a son who lives far away. She has pale brown skin, white hair, and silky smooth skin. She sews her own clothes without a sewing machine, which her grandmother taught her how to do. She agrees to give Mary Anne sewing lessons. On then first lesson, she breaks her ankle and has to stay in the hospital for a few days. Mary Anne agrees to help her do housework until she gets better. She soon starts calling her for things that aren't even an emergency. She says she was selfish and all she wanted was company. They agree to stay friends. She drinks chamomile tea.