Constance “Connie” B. Klinger, 91, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14th, at Luther Ridge Assisted Living Facility.
Born in Philadelphia on November 2, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Anna (Johnson) and Harry Ash.
Connie was the widow of Arlen T. Klinger to whom she was married 37 years before his passing in 1991.
After graduating from Roxborough High School in 1949, Connie served in the U.S. Air Force, working at the Pentagon in Virginia.
She was last employed as a librarian for the Pottsville Republican. Once retired, she was a volunteer driver for Diakon and enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, knitting,and painting. Her paintings still grace the homes of many of her family members and friends.
Connie was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Auburn, the Red Hat Society, and the Weekend Wheelers Camping Club.
Affectionately known as Gram to many people, not only her own grandchildren, she was the strongest and most loving person. She raised an amazing family with four daughters who adored her.
Connie is survived by her daughters, Deborah, wife of David Hummel, of Schuylkill Haven; Kathleen, wife of James Robinson, of Texas; Karen, wife of Jack McCoach, of Birdsboro; and a sister, Mary Ann Oakley, of Texas. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jeffrey Hummel and wife Kelly, Jonathan Hummel and wife Ashley, Ashley McCoach, Kaitlyn McCoach, and a great grandson, Landon Hummel.
In addition to her parents and husband, Connie is preceded in death by her daughter, Dawn Elaine Klinger; siblings Robert Ash, Elizabeth Gross, Harry Ash, Francis Ash, and Kathryn Durkin; and great grandson Aiden Hummel.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Auburn with Rev. Kenneth McDowell officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Summer Hill Cemetery.
At the family’s request, memorial donations may be forwarded to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1185 Summer Hill Rd Auburn, PA 17922 or Advantage Home Health & Hospice, 1502 Route 61 Highway South, Pottsville, PA 17901.