Gladys S. Berwager

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HANOVER Gladys S. Berwager, 84, entered into God's eternal care Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Brethren Home. Gladys was the loving wife of Jacob Edward Berwager, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born May 31, 1928, in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Shriver. Gladys worked for over 30 years for Keystone Wire Cloth, and the Hanover Penn Factory for 15 years. Gladys was a member of Hanover Church of the Brethren, Hanover, as well as local and national AARP. She was a volunteer for several years with the PAL Lunch Program, Meals On Wheels Program, and was a 30 year volunteer at the Brethren Home, New Oxford. Mrs. Berwager also took great pride in being a blood donor from 1985-2007. Gladys was also an avid baker and enjoyed cooking in her free time. In addition to her husband, Jacob, Gladys is survived by her children, Wayne A. Laughman and his wife, Christine of Harrisburg, Carol A. Feeser of Ohio, Susan K. Kearney and her husband, Randy of Spring Grove, and Denise E. Wentz and her husband, Jim of Hanover; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Shriver of Hanover; two sisters, Ruth Hoffer of Virginia and Mary Becker of Hanover; three stepdaughters, Norma Jean Dusman and her husband, John, Karen Griffie and her husband, Clyde, and Tina Redding and her husband, Terrance; seven stepgrandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Doris Geiman of Hanover. A service to celebrate and remember Gladys's life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012, at Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Ave., Hanover, with Pastor Geraldine Godfrey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. A time to share memories with the family and view will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Serving as casketbear-ers will be Jim Wentz, Nathan Wentz, Steve Laughman, Chris Laughman, Alvin Becker, and Jamie Feeser. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Gladys may be made to Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Ave., Hanover, PA 17331; the Brethren Home, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350; or to the VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
Published in Evening Sun on Nov. 30, 2012
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