Mrs. Towne lives near Mary Anne. She is great at sewing and appears in book 66. 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, and her grandmother taught her how to. 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 n emergency. She says she was selfish and all she wanted was company. They agree to stay friends. She drinks chamomile tea.