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Swoyer, Joan P. 3 Guestbook Entries »

Joan P. Swoyer, 84, of Reading, passed away Wednesday, March 25th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.

Joan was born in Reading, on March 25, 1931, a daughter of the late Viola I. (Balthaser) and Edward F. Houser.

She was the widow of William C. Swoyer. Mr. Swoyer died on June 22, 2008.

Mrs. Swoyer was owner operator of Floyd W. Swoyer and Son, Awnings, Reading, for 50 years.

Joan graduated from the Reading High School in 1949 and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Reading.

Joan is survived by
a son,Scott D., husband of Ann Swoyer, of Reading;

two sisters, Shirley A. Houser, of Muhlenberg Township; Nancy L., wife of Ralph Schubel, of West Lawn.

She is also survived by grandchildren William S. husband of Rebecca Swoyer, Michael S. husband of Eileen Swoyer and Julia A. wife of James J. Brown. Great grandchildren Athena, Keira, Addison and Gabrielle and a step grandchild Jordin. Also, by a nephew Brian S. Schubel.

Religious Service from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 28th.

Friends are invited to call Saturday 11:00 – 12:00 A.M. at the funeral home .

Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.

Family request donations to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1015 Windsor Street, Reading, PA 19604.

Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Moyer,Shirley G. Sign the Guestbook »

Shirley G. Moyer, 85, of Reading, passed away Sunday, March 22nd, at Manor Care – Laureldale.

Shirley was born in Reading, on August 9, 1929, a daughter of the late Dorothy N. (Gieringer) and Joseph A. Albert.

She was the widow of Robert A. Moyer. They were married, on August 19, 1950. Mr. Moyer died January 27, 2005.

She was employed as a folder and bagger at various knitting mills in the area. She retired in 1985.

Shirley graduated from the Reading High School in 1948.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Reading. Shirley was active in the church as a Sunday School teacher and as a girl scout leader.

Shirley is survived by
a daughter, Sherelyn A., wife of H. Eugene, Jr. Ammon, of Muhlenberg Township;
a son, Kerry A., husband of Jenni Moyer of Arlington, VA.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Alan Moyer, Andrew Moyer, Kaitlin Ammon and Hillary Ammon.

Religious Service from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th St., Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 27th, with The Reverend William B. Fryer officiating.

Friends are invited to call Friday 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. from the funeral home.

Interment at Laureldale Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.

Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Harding, Mary Anne 1 Guestbook Entry »

Mary Anne Harding, 75, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, March 22nd, at Lancaster General Hospital.

Mary was born in Reading, on September 4, 1939, a daughter of the late Della E. (Spangenberg) and Earl E. Beidler.

She worked as a candy maker, at various candy factories in the area.

Mary is survived by
a daughter, Karen S. Beidler, of Lancaster.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildrenans 1 great granddaughter.

Mary Anne was predeceased by a daughter Mary Anne Harding, a sister Arlene Hix and a brother Edwin Beidler.

A graveside service will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring, at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, March 27th, with The Rev. Darryl A. Cruz officiating.

Interment in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Twp.

The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com

Whitehead, Vera M. 7 Guestbook Entries »

Vera M. Whitehead, 93, of Cumru Township, passed away Wednesday, March 18th, peacefully, at Mifflin Center, Shillington, she formerly resided in the Heritage of Greenhills.

Mrs. Whitehead was born in Hamburg, on May 12, 1921, a daughter of the late Vesta (Yeager) and Ralph Clouser.

Vera was the widow of Leonard P. Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead died July 5, 1988.

She worked as a inspector at AT&T, Reading, and retired in 1982. She was a member of the Reading Pioneers.

Mrs. Whitehead was a member of Holy Cross United Methodist Church, Reading.

Vera is survived by
a daughter, Judy L., wife of Robert Rundle, of Cumru Township; and a son, Leonard P.,Jr., husband of Bonnie Whitehead, of Jacksonville, Florida.

Vera is also survived by
a sister, Gertrude Showers, of Cumru Township;
three brothers: Irvin Clouser, of Oil City, John Clouser, of Sinking Spring; and Lawrence Clouser, of Douglassville. Sister in law Enda widow of Ralph Clouser of Shillington.

She is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Lynne Ensor, Todd Whitehead and Brian Rundle; 2 great granddaughters: Ashley and Delaney.

Vera was predeceased by 3 brothers: Robert, Elwood and Ralph, and her close friend and companion Joseph Thomas

Religious Service will be held at Holy Cross United Methodist Church, 329 North 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 25th.

Friends are invited to call Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at Holy Cross United Methodist Church.

Interment in Laureldale Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Cross United Methodist Church.

The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Mohn,Esther G. 2 Guestbook Entries »

Esther G. Mohn, 101, formerly of Reading,passed away Tuesday, March 17th, at Phoebe Berks.

Esther was born in Reading, on September 10, 1913, a daughter of the late Nora (Fasnacht) and Henry Gundrum.

She was the widow of James F. Mohn. He died 9/21/1944 in World War II.

She was a graduate of Reading High School.

She was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Reading.

Esther is survived by a niece,Nancy Geiger of Lancaster and 3 great nieces,Cynthia L. DeStefano,Pamela S. Roof and Melissa A. Dalby. Also 1 great nephew,Thomas C. Geiger.

She was predeceased by one sister,Ida G. Davis and 3 brothers,David Gundrum,Russell Gundrum and Howard F. Gundrum.

Religious Service at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 N.11th St.,Reading at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 20th.
Friends may call Friday 12:30-1:00 pm.

Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery .

Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.