Mazie I. L. Ziegler
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Mazie I. L. Ziegler, 99, of Lehighton passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Lehighton, she was the daughter of the late Harvey E. N. and Eva Lavina (Dreher) Ziegler. She was a 1930 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, a 1934 graduate of Kutztown University with her Bachelors of Science in Education and was a member of Tau Kappa Sorority. She then received her Masters of Arts Certificate in Library Service from Columbia University, and also attended the University of Illinois and Bonn University in Germany. Mazie was an educator for 38 years and began teaching in Parryville from 1937 to 1942; she then became a member of the Lehighton Area School District Faculty as a Teacher and High School Librarian from 1942 to 1975. She also was a Fulbright Exchange Teacher to Bonn, Germany in 1954-1955. She also worked for H & R Block for 11 years as a Tax Preparer. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton and was a life member of the NEA, PAEA, PSEA, PSEA-R, PSERS, PASR, and CCPASR. Mazie was one of the original directors of the Lehighton Area Memorial Library. Survivors: She is survived by her nephew, Tyler Schlecht, husband of Marie of Lehighton; niece, RuthAnn Schlecht; great-nieces and nephews, Michael E. Schlecht, Christina Ahner, Ellen Tappan, Paula Fritzinger, Paulette Heilman and Tyler Schlecht Jr.; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Pauline; and nephew, Ervin Jack Schlecht. Services: Funeral service Saturday, November 17 at 11 a.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home, 3rd and Alum Streets, Lehighton with Reverend Anthony Pagotto officiating. Committal service to follow at Gnaden Huetten Cemetery. Calling Friday, November 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehighton is in charge of the arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.schaefferfunerals.com. Contributions: Lehighton Area Memorial Library, 124 North Street Lehighton, PA 18235.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 15, 2012