Miscellaneous Berks County, Pennsylvania Obituaries 2002

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Kathryn Etter

Kathryn Etter, 91, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, previously of Quakertown, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 in her home. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 9. Interment was in Quakertown Union Cemetery. 

She was the wife of the late Wilbert H. Etter. 

Born in Sellersville, she was a daughter of the late Horace E. and Katie (Schuntz) Marks. 

She was a bookkeeper for 10 years at the former Louis Goldsmith Taylor Factory, Quakertown, and afterwards, she worked at the former Crouthamel Potato Chip Factory, Quakertown. She also worked at the former Leh’s Department Store, Quakertown, until retiring in 1965. 

She was an active member at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quakertown, where she sang with the church choir and was involved with the Ladies Workshop. She also volunteered in the gift shop of the former Quakertown Community Hospital, now St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital. 

She is survived by: one son, Thomas H. Etter, Virginia Beach, Va., with whom she resided; two grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Church Organ Fund, 102 N. Hellertown Ave., Quakertown, PA 18951.

Arrangements: Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, Quakertown. 

 

Mildred M. Carlson

Mildred M. Carlson, 97, of Lower Gwynedd, previously of Quakertown, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 in Spring House Estates, Lower Gwynedd. 

Funeral services were private at the convenience of the family. 

She was the wife of the late Sidney J. Carlson. 

Born in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Catherine (Shotts) Miller. 

She was a librarian for many years at the Engelwood Public Library in New Jersey until retiring. 

She is survived by: two daughters, Ruth, of Quakertown and Deanne, of Nebraska; two brothers, John Miller, of Rhode Island, Dr. Richard D. Miller, of Fayetteville; one sister, Louise Garrison, of New York; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Spring House Estates Samaritan Fund, 728 Norristown Road, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002. 

Arrangements: Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, Quakertown. 

 

Alice D. Myers

Alice D. Myers, 94, of Souderton, died Aug. 2, 2002 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 7. 

She was the widow of Paul G. Myers. 

Born in Bedminster Township, she was a daughter of the late David G. and Martha (Detweiler) Leatherman. 

She was a member of Haycock Mennonite Church. 

She is survived by: one daughter, Martha L. Eberly of Colorado Springs, Co.; seven sons, Wilmer Myers, of Va., Wilson Myers, of Va., Norman Myers and Joseph Myers, both of Perkasie, John Myers, of Quakertown, David Paul Myers, of Ontario, Daniel Myers, of Coopersburg; one sister, Grace Leatherman of Souderton; two brothers, Elmer Leatherman, of Souderton, and Willard Leatherman, of Hatfield; 35 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. 

Arrangements: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton. 

 

Jeanette B. Sweetser

Jeanette B. Sweetser, 78, of Sellersville, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 in her home. 

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, 87 North Main Street, Sellersville. Interment will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Mt. Carmel. 

She was the wife of the late Arthur A. Sweetser, Jr. M.D.

Born in Mt. Carmel, she was the daughter of the late Andrew B. Buczko M.D. and the late Ethel (Beynon) Buczko R.N. She moved to Sellersville with her husband in 1950. 

She was employed in the 1940s as a licensed Medical Technologist with Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She later became a legal secretary and notary public for Willard E. Buck Jr., Esquire, Sellersville. In the 1990s, she was a church secretary for St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, Perkasie. 

She is survived by: one daughter, Linda Sweetser Morris, with whom she resided in Sellersville; one son, Craig B. Sweetser of Newburgh, 

N. Y.; two grandsons. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Dreams Foundation Recreation Program for Disabled Children, 129 Fletcher Drive North, Newburgh, NY, 12550 or Grand View Health Foundation, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960. 

Arrangements: Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, Sellersville. 

 

Linda F. Shive

Linda F. Shive, 55, of Quakertown, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002 in her home. Funeral services were held Aug. 14. 

She was the wife of William H. Shive. They were married 34 years. 

Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of Maude (Schmoyer) Shearer of Coopersburg, and the late Ellsworth Shearer. 

She was last employed as a cashier for ARA Food Service at AEL Co. in Colmar. Prior to that, she was a cashier for the former Pantry Pride-Food Fair in Quakertown. 

She was a member of Trinity Great Swamp U.C.C. in Spinnerstown, where she was a former choir member. 

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by: three sons, Michael W., of Allentown, Mark D., of Hellertown, and Matthew D., of Quakertown; two brothers, Roy C. Shearer, of Zionsville, and Todd D. Shearer, of Emmaus; three sisters, Doris M. Carber, of Colmar, Sandra E. Bloss, of Coopersburg, and Peggy A. Banes, of Weatherly; three grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Highpoint Professional Building, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, PA 18914 or to the Hospice Saint John, 421 Chew St., Seaton Hall, Fourth Floor, Allentown, PA 18102 or to Trinity Great Swamp, U.C.C., P.O. Box 494, Spinnerstown, PA 18968. 

Arrangements: C. R. Strunk Funeral Home Inc., Quakertown. 

 

James K. Knowles

James K. Knowles, 96, of Atco, N. J., previously of Quakertown, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 in West Jersey Hospital, Berlin, N.J. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 14. Interment was in Zion Hill Cemetery, Zion Hill. 

He was the husband of the late Yetta (Brown) Knowles. 

Born in Key West, Fla., he was the son of the late John T. and Julia (Albury) Knowles. 

He was a stationary engineer for 27 years at Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Lansdale. 

He served in the Merchant Marines during peacetime. 

He is survived by: one son, James K. Knowles Jr. of Marlton, N.J.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements: Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, Quakertown. 

 

Inez Hyde Olson

Inez Hyde Olson, of Haycock Township, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 in her home. 

She was the wife of William P. Olson. 

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late A. Stanley Hyde and Inez Woodford Hyde. 

She was a homemaker for 46 years. 

She was a member of the Anglican Church of the Incarnation, Quakertown, and the Womens National War Memorial Assoc., Arlington, Va. 

She served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army (WAC) during World War II from 1942-46. Among her citations was a Phillipines Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: three daughters, Heather J. Laudenslager, of Wernersville, Karen H. Gangewere, of Mohnton,  and Kimberly N. Olson, of Wallingford; two brothers, Lynn Hyde, of Quakertown, and A. Stanley Hyde Jr, of Clifton Heights; six grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Incarnation, Quakertown, or the VNA Hospice, Bethlehem.

Arrangements: Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, Quakertown.


 
 

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