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Jean A. Kovach, 94 – Enjoyed Playing Cards with Friends

Jean A. Kovach, 94, of Orwigsburg, passed away, Wednesday, January 8, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community, Lancaster County.

Jean was born in Orwigsburg, on July 3, 1925, a daughter of the late Helen (Bensinger) and George L. Shoener.

She was the widow of Steve G. Kovach. She was predeceased by her first husband Raymond Donald Fahringer on January 5, 1965.

Jean was a very active member of Salem United Methodist Church Orwigsburg. She was an Orwigsburg High School graduate, Class of 1944.

Jean worked in the Cafeteria at Blue Mountain Elementary School, in addition to being a homemaker.

She was a very hard worker and enjoyed playing cards with her lifelong friends from Orwigsburg.

Jean is survived by her son, Craig Fahringer, of Bixby, OK; Grandchildren Cale Fahringer, Dallas, TX, Ryan Fahringer, Sherman Oaks, CA and Margo Fahringer, Bixby, OK.

Jean is also survived by her sister, Eleanor “Icky” Sandherr, widow of Galen; sister-in-law Martha Shoener. Nieces Carol Chismar, wife of Paul; Patrice Shoener and Jody Sandherr.

Jean is preceded in death by her sisters Mildred Deibert, Margaret LeVan, Brother George “Gum” Shoener and an infant sister.

A Religious Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, at Salem United Methodist Church in Orwigsburg, with Pastor Steward Warner officiating. Public Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. in the church. Interment at Kimmels Cemetery, Orwigsburg.

Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc is honored to be serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church 132 South Liberty Street Orwigsburg, PA 17961.


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