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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Kathryn Mae Heinbaugh, 94- Enjoyed Quilting

Kathryn Mae Heinbaugh, 94, of Orwigsburg passed away peacefully Saturday, May 30, at Providence Place Retirement Community, Pottsville.

Kathryn was born in Reading, on October 26, 1925, a daughter of the late Clara (Berg) and Raymond Losch.

She was the widow of James Leroy Heinbaugh.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ Orwigsburg. She enjoyed quilting at her church, served as past President  of Consistory, was active in  Parish Life Fund raising and she was in the Church Choir for many years. She was a Cressona High School Graduate.

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She worked as a Machine Operator for Zulick Shoe Factory and many other textile mills in our area.

Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Barbara L.Skelding, widow of Squire;

Granddaughter Terri Jo, wife of Michael Putalavage and 4 grandsons Marty Shappell, Bryan Shappell, husband of Tammy, Robert Halye, husband of Kim, Scott Skelding, husband of Blimi. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, niece   Libby Zimmerman & nephew Kenny Schneck.

She was predeceased by her daughters Doris  Austin and Judith Kenny, grandson Mike Halye, sisters Jean Schneck, Mary Keller and her brother Robert Losch.

Private services were entrusted to Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

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Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Inc. Schuylkill Haven. In lieu of flowers donation to St. John’s UCC in memory of Kathryn. A video recording of the service will be posted to, by Saturday the 6th.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kathryn Mae (Losch) Heinbaugh, please visit our floral store.

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