Posted by on May 12, 2019 1:21 am

Categories: Obituaries

Audrey Elaine Kienzle, 84, passed away Thursday, May 9th, at Providence Place Retirement Community, Pottsville, where she had been a resident.

Born in Pottsville on September 23, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Earl & Nina (Hopple) Schoffstall.

She was the widow of Richard Charles Kienzle, Sr., who passed away in 1995.

In addition to her parents and husband, Audrey is also preceded in death by her son, Richard Charles Kienzle, Jr., sisters: Alma, Clara, Katie, & Nina, and brothers: Clarence, & Charles.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1953.

Audrey was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville.

She is survived by three daughters, Audrey Bayliff & husband, James, Schuylkill Haven, Joyce Cantu, widow of Jose, Houston, TX, and Helen Balonis & husband, Edward, Pottsvilledaughter-in-law, Donna Kienzle, Hawaii, grandchildren: John Martin, Nicole Crogan, Richard Charles Kienzle, III, Christopher, & Brittany Balonis, a brother, Ronald Schaeffer, St. Clair, several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews.

On Tuesday, May 14th, a viewing will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, from 6 – 8 p.m.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 15th at the church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th.An additional time for viewing will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Interment services will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16th.

At the family’s request, donations in Audrey’s memory may be forwarded to Trinity Lutheran Church’s Elevator Fund, 300 West Arch Street, Pottsville, PA 17901. Checks should be made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church, and “Elevator” should be placed in the memo line of the check.

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