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Gladys Maurer, 91 – Enjoyed Word Puzzles, Time with Family

gladys maurer obituary

Gladys E. Maurer, age 91, of Hegins, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Genesis Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

She was born on Tuesday, January 8, 1929, in Barry Twp, a daughter of the late Stanley Yoder and the late Mary Moser Yoder.

Gladys was a seamstress in area factories, prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Barry Salem United Methodist Church, Weishample.

She was also a former member of the Hegins Fire Company Auxiliary and the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens.

Gladys enjoyed word puzzles and spending time with her family.

Her husband, Ralph H. Maurer, passed away in 2018. She was also preceded in death by her parents; by two sisters, Marie Hamburg and Grace Huntzinger, by a brother, Charles Yoder and an infant brother.

She is survived by a son, Garry R. Maurer and his wife Peggy of Lebanon; a daughter, Susan M. Johns and her husband John of Hegins; a granddaughter, Michelle L. Smeltz and her husband Mark of New Tripoli; two grandsons, Jeffrey C. Maurer of Manheim and Kenneth R. Maurer and his wife Jenn of Lebanon; five great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 11 a.m., with Rev. W. Keith Rockwell officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation prior to the service.

Burial will be made in Salem Cemetery, Weishample.

Condolences can be left for the family at


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