Elaine M. (Mantz) Luckenbill, formerly of Bowers, passed away June 24, 2013, with her loving family surrounding her in her final days at Manor Care of Sinking Spring. She previously resided at Keystone Villa, Blandon since August 2012.
The family would like to thank all nursing staff for their loving care of Elaine. She was the wife of William R. Luckenbill.They were married 54 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Franklin H. and Melba E. (German) Mantz.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Bowers, where she was a former member of the church council. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Elaine worked her whole life taking care of her husband and her five children as a homemaker, bookkeeper and co-owner of Luckenbill's Auto Service, Bowers.
Survivors: Husband; daughters, Susan E. (Luckenbill), wife of Rodney W. Gable, Pottsville, Kathleen L. (Luckenbill) wife of Keith A. Frederick, Virginia Beach, VA, Beth A. (Luckenbill) wife of Rick A. Jackowski, Mohrsville, and Amy R. Luckenbill-Wheeler, wife of Craig S. Wheeler, Virginia Beach, VA; son, Gary W. Luckenbill, companion of Colleen K. Albright, Kempton; Luckenbill, companion of Colleen K. Albright, Kempton; brothers, William C. "Bill" Mantz, New Tripoli, and Thomas F. Mantz, husband of Deborah A. Lentz, Allentown. There are also fifteen grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, Sarah, Nathan and Rachel Gable; Shannon and Brandon Frederick; Brad, Brian and Christian Luckenbill; Ricky and Andy Jackowski; and Briana, Brayden and Savannah Luckenbill-Wheeler. Also surviving are five great grandchildren, Julia, Evan, Conner, Robert and Lauren.
Memorial services will be Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in Hope Lutheran Church, Bowers, with Reverand Elizabeth A. Haines officiating. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.
In addition to flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, Suite 202C, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047 or online at www.lbda.org.
Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.