Dr. Elizabeth Jane Goplerud
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Dr. Elizabeth Jane Dr. Jane Goplerud, of Palmerton, died Thursday, February 14 at age 93. She was head of the OB/GYN Department of Palmerton Hospital from 1948 to 1986. She retired after serving 38 years and delivering over 8,700 babies. Elizabeth was born in Osage, Iowa, and graduated from Osage High School, Grinnell College (Phi Beta Kappa), the University of Iowa, and Johns Hopkins University. She was very active throughout the Palmerton area. In 1972, she started Meals On Wheels and served as president for many years. She contributed generously to Palmerton Hospital and its Auxiliary, Palmerton Concourse Club, Palmerton Memorial Park, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Palmerton Area Historical Society, Palmerton Over 60 Club, and Palmerton Area Veterans Memorial. Survivors: Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Clifford Sr. and Ethel (Cromer) Goplerud. Her sister, Ann; brothers, Harald and Clifford Jr., predeceased her. She is the last of her immediate family. She had a rose garden planted in Palmerton Borough Park in memory of her sister, Ann, who served with the Red Cross during World War II and the Korean War. Services: Burial will take place in Osage, Iowa. No local services are planned. Arrangements, T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, Palmerton. www.tk-thomas-fh.com. Contributions: Charity of ones choice.
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 15, 2013