Marilyn M. Kehler, 79, wife of Junior C. Kehler, 620 W. Main St., Valley View, died March 23, 2014.
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The couple celebrated 62 years of marriage. She died of a long illness with leukemia and complications.
She was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Mae (Hauck) Maurer.
She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins, where she was an organist for 52 years. She also was a member of the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens and was a pianist there.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde.
She is also survived by three children, Rory S. and wife Marie (Mullen) of Herndon, Robert L. of Owings Mills, MD and his companion Stephanie Lee, Melissa G. wife of Samuel Zimmerman of Pitman; six grandchildren, Mike and Megan (Stehr) Zimmerman, Tricia Zimmerman, Charlie Zimmerman all of Pitman, Jennifer, wife of Nicholas Strauss, Loveland, Colorado, Garret Kehler of Smithsburg, MD, Devon Kehler, Tucson, Arizona, Anna Zischkau, Tempe, Arizona, two step grandchildren, Angie Sutton and Scott Ramer of Herndon, three great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Carynne and Noah Zimmerman of Pitman; one brother, Robert P. Maurer and his wife Mary from Riverside California. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces, nephews.
Services will be held at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View. Thursday, March 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins where the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Warren Egebo officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street Valley View, PA 17983
Published in The News Item on Mar. 27, 2014