Jean A. Koerber, 89, a resident of Laflin, died Monday afternoon, April 22, 2013, at her home surrounded by her caring family.
Mrs. Koerber was born and raised in Kingston, a daughter of the late Edwin B. and Anna Kelly Ruch. She was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1942. She then resided in Wilkes-Barre and Philadelphia and retired to Ormond Beach, Fla., in 1986. She later resided in Westland, Mich., and moved to Laflin in 2012.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, where she previously sang in the choir.
She had been employed by the Park Town Place Apartments while residing in Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Albert James Koerber; brothers, Kenneth, Robert, Alfred and Harry; and a sister, Alberta Jaremback.
She is survived by sons, Glenn E. Koerber and his wife, Evelyn, New Boston, Mich.; and Barry L. Koerber and his wife, Tina, Laflin; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank her caregiver, Kathy Shimko, and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the comfort and care they provided during her recent time of need.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
There will be no calling hours and interment will take place in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to the
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