Mildred M. Dawson, 87, of Kutztown, passed away April 18, 2013 peacefully, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading.
Mildred was born in Reading, on Nov. 20, 1925, a daughter of the late Esther N. (Gilbert) and Elmer L. Shuman.
She was employed as a counter clerk at V&S Sandwich Shop, Shillington for 21 years, retiring in 1991. She was also employed at Linette Candy Company for 7 years as a candy packer.
She was a vice president of the Seniors Club at George M. Rhodes Apts., Reading, from 1994-95 and the People Over 50 Club of St. Marks Lutheran Church for 10 years.
Ssurvived by three daughters: Penelope, wife of Paul Oswald of Mertztown; Heather, wife of William Haas of Shillington; Stephanie Churchill of Shillington; two sons: James, husband of Debra Wesner, of Reading; and Steven, husband of Renata Wesner, of Huntersville, N.C.; and a brother, Robert, husband of Betty Shuman, of Pennside. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by three sisters: Doris Aldinger, Betty Wentzel and Joyce Shuman, and two brothers: Harvey Shuman Jr. and Donald Shuman.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at the John P. Feeney Funeral Home, Reading, at 1 p.m. on April 27.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League PO Box 69 Mohnton, PA 19540.
Arrangements entrusted to the John P. Feeney Funeral Home, in Reading's Centre Park Historic District, 625 N. 4th St. at Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601. Obituary, directions and condolences at www.johnfeeneyfuneralhome.com.