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Mae Trexler, 103 – “Butterfly Lady” was Married 70 Years

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Mae E. Trexler, 103, a former resident of Ringtown, currently residing in Bethlehem, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020.

Mae was born in Ringtown, on June 7, 1916, a daughter of the late Florence (Reichenderfer) and Charles Moyer.

She was a graduate of the former Conygham Township High School in Aristes, and was a life long homemaker.

She was a member of Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church in Ringtown, where was very active in her younger years.

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Mae was known as the ‘butterfly lady’ at her recent home in Country Meadows, where she was known to crochet and distribute butterfly coasters to fellow resident and their families. She enjoyed reading and organizing and playing card games.

Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Charles Trexler in 2007; and by a son, Henry in 2018. The last member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Helen, Charles, Millie and George.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara, wife of Eugene Hennessy of Florida; a son Harold Trexler and his wife Gladys, of Ringtown; and daughter in-law Andrea Trexler, of South Carolina.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Pamela, wife of Mark Shirley; Jeff Trexler; Jon Trexler and his wife Kristen; Jill, wife of Donald Clark II; Cheryl Hennessy; Dan Trexler; Dana, wife of Chris Heckman; Devin Trexler and his wife Alexandra.

She is also survived by Great Grandchildren, Evan and Eric Shirley; Lucas and Olivia Trexler; Emily and Dylan Trexler; Edward, Brett and Justin Sherwood; Briana Kibler; Owen and Wyatt Webber; Erika and Alyssa Trexler. Nieces and nephews survive along with her former neighbor and longtime friend Louise Hetherington.

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A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church, 217 West Main Street, Ringtown. A viewing will be held from 9-11 AM at the church, prior to the service.

Mae will be laid to rest alongside her husband Charles at United Methodist Cemetery, following the service.


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