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DeVault,Sandra L. Sign the Guestbook »

Sandra L. DeVault, 73, of Reading, passed away Sunday, May 1st, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.

Sandra was born in Woodbury, NJ,on July 13, 1942, a daughter of the late Doris (Gregg) and Frank Bonef.

She was the widow of Timothy DeVault.

She was employed as a waitress for various restaurants in the Reading area.

Sandra loved her grandchildren and her kitty cats.

Sandra is survived by
two daughters, Kimberly A. DeVault, with whom she resided and
Dawn M. McGee, of Reading.

Sandra is also survived by
a sister, Cheryl Honeycutt, of Ocala,FL.
a brother, Barry Bonef, of Leesport..

Also surviving are 3 grandchildren; Sebastian T. Haas,Colin P. McGee and Cassidy S. McGee

She was predeceased by a sister,Ethel Faison.

Friends are invited to call 6:30 -8:00PM on Thursday, May 5th at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.,1501 N. 11th St. ,Reading.

A Religious Service will be held Thursday.May 5th at 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Interment private
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catworks PO Box 15171 Reading, Pa. 19612.

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

Cooper, Margaret E. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Margaret E. Cooper, 89, formerly of Reading, passed away Thursday, April 21st, at her residence.

Margaret was born in Reading, on September 14, 1926, a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Bellman) and Oscar Bankes.

She was the widow of William F. Cooper. Mr. Cooper died on February 10, 1997.

Margaret graduated from Reading High School; she worked as a retail clerk at the former Whitners, Reading, for 20 years retired in 1992.

Margaret is survived by
a daughter, Linda S., wife of Robert Lanshe and
a son,Scott D. Cooper

She is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Heather, Melissa and Robert; 1 great grandson Dillon.

Margaret was predeceased by a daughter Lori L. Berkley in 1987.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 27th at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605.

Interment will be private at convenience of the family.

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

Lotz, Esther L. 3 Guestbook Entries »

Esther L. Lotz, 99, of Exeter Township, passed away Tuesday, April 19th, in her residence.

Esther was born in Reading, on April 28, 1916, a daughter of the late Dora Hafer and Richard Zerbe..
Mrs. Lotz was the widow of Carl Joseph Lotz. Mr. Lotz died March 30, 2000.

She was a member of Reading Moravian Church, Reading, where she was also a sacristan. Esther graduated from Reading High School in 1934. She loved sewing, needle point, cooking and baking.
Esther was also a regular volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital.

Esther is survived by
a daughter, Carole J. Weber, and a
a son,Carl J. husband of Carole Lotz both of Reading.

Esther is also survived by
6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters.
She was predeceased by a daughter Gayle M. Lotz.
A heartfelt thank you to Brittany and those from Heartland Hospice that lovingly cared for her since October.

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 28th at Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

Friends may call Thursday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

The family requests donations to Reading Moravian Church, 1116 Perry St., Reading, PA 19604.

Interment at Belleman’s Church Cemetery, Mohrsville.

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

Gehringer, Kenneth A. 3 Guestbook Entries »

Kenneth A. Gehringer, 96, of Leesport, passed away Monday, April 4th, at Berks Heim.

Kenneth was born in Virginville, on November 24, 1919, a son of the late Kathryn (Adam) and Howard L. Gehringer.

He was the husband of June V. (Eschleman) Gehringer.

Mr. Gehringer was a member of Grace Alsace United Church of Christ, Reading.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Mate First Class in WW II.

Kenneth worked as a supervisor at Arco Pipe Line Company, Sinking Spring, for 36 years, retired 1984.

Kenneth is survived by

three sons Steven D. Gehringer, of Bellefonte; Scott L. Gehringer, of Calgary, Alberta Canada; Mitchell K. Gehringer, of Annapolis, Maryland.

He is also survived by 2 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, April 11th at Grace Alsace United Church of Christ, 2151 Kutztown Rd., Reading, with The Rev. Bonnie Dalious officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Interment will be private at Hope Cemetery, Kutztown.

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.

Derr,Bessie E. 5 Guestbook Entries »

Bessie E. Derr, 95, of Reading, passed away Wednesday, March 30th,in her residence.

Bessie was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 3, 1920, a daughter of the late Edna M. (Tobias) and Arthur Leader.

She was the widow of Clarence J. Derr. Mr. Derr died April 12, 1984.

She was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church,2201 Kutztown Rd., Reading,Pa.

Bessie worked as a candy maker at Ludens, Reading, for 25 years.

She loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren ;cooking and baking. Bessie enjoyed going to church and was an adamant Eagles and Phillies fan.

She is survived by 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Bessie was predeceased by a daughter Mary L. Hafer and son Clarence J. Derr;4 sisters,Audrey,June,Dorothy,Eleanor and 1 brother, Bill.
Services from Alsace Lutheran Church,Tuesday,April 5th at 11:00 AM.
Friends are invited to call 10:00 -11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 5th at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society 498 Bellevue Ave. Reading, PA 19605.

Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,`1501 N. 11th St .is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.