Katie E. Schreffler

Katie E. Schreffler, 97, of Pitman died Saturday, March 22, 2104 at Friendly Nursing Home in Pitman.

Katie was born in Northumberland County on March 5, 1917, a daughter of the late Maude (Riegle) and William Kahler.

She worked as a seamstress at various factories and also worked as a cook in her younger years.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church Pitman where she was a Sunday School teacher and former choir member.

She was active with beginning the VFW Lodge in Valley View.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl H. Schreffler, who died on September 9, 2002.

Katie is survived by a daughter, Patsy A. Geist, wife of Maynard, of Hegins; two sons, Ronald E. Schreffler husband of Betty, of Hegins and Jack L. Schreffler husband of Judy, of Pitman; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mae M. Engle and two sisters, Edna Morgan and Norma Shiffer.

Services were held Wednesday, March 26, at St. James Lutheran Church, Pitman, with Rev. Warren Egebo officiating. Interment was in Jacob's Cemetery Pitman.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church Pitman, PA.

Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book visit www.srrfh.com.

Published in The News Item on Mar. 27, 2014