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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Emma “Nan” Fetterolf, 86 – True Calling was in the Garden

Emma A. “Nan” Fetterolf, 86, of Ringtown and former Ashland resident, passed away Wednesday, July 22, at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Butler Township, August 16, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Florence Bredbenner Derr.

She was a graduate of the former Butler Township High School, Fountain Springs, and the Pottsville School of Nursing.

Emma was employed at the former Ashland State General Hospital as house keeper until her retirement, although her true calling was to be somewhere in the garden. She was so many things to so many people, being loved by everyone.

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Preceding her in death were brothers, Michael David “Davey” and Phillip Derr, sisters, Irene Harner and Bernice Hornberger, also a great grandson Brady Edward Fetterolf.


Daughter: Michelle wife of John E. Rumbel of Rumbel’s Roadside Stand and Cider House, Ringtown

Daughter: Lena wife of Dale Kimmel, Gordon

First Granddaughter: Crystal A. Carduff, Ashland

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Granddaughters and Care givers: Rebecca and Emily Rose Rumbel, Ringtown

Beloved Grandson: John David Rumbel, Hegins

Great Grandchildren: Johanna, Noah, Noel, and Raegan Rumbel, also McKenna Carduff

Many Nieces and Nephews

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Ringtown Valley Food Pantry, Attn: Susie Drukker, 49 N. Center St., Ringtown, PA 17967. Visit

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The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.

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