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Jean Diefenderfer Obituary
Jean Diefenderfer
Jean C. Diefenderfer, 85, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Sheldon E. Diefenderfer, who died in 2004. Born in Bethlehem, Jean was the daughter of the late Edgar A. and Addie (Souders) Snyder. Jean worked for Durkee Foods before retiring in 1965. She was a former Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Grover Cleveland Democratic Club. Survivors: Son, Richard Diefenderfer and his wife, Lynette of Eaton, CO; son, Gary Diefenderfer and his wife, Diane of Bethlehem; daughter, Gail M. Diefenderfer, with whom she resided; a sister, Jennie Mae Snyder of Bethlehem; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson. In addition to her husband, Jean is preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Quelly, a sister, Shirley Gambler and a brother, Edgar A. Snyder, Jr. Services: A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery. A memory tribute may be placed at www.longfuneralhome.com. Contributions: To the Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Road, Bethlehem 18017.


Published in Morning Call on Mar. 11, 2014
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