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Barbara Caroline Luckenbach

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BARBARA CAROLINE LUCKENBACH, 88, OF POTTSTOWN Barbara Caroline (Stocker) Luckenbach, 88, wife of the late Howard S. Luckenbach, of Pottstown, PA, died on June 15, 2013. Born in Bath, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Armina (Shook) Stocker. She graduated from Penn State University in 1946 with a degree in Home Economics. She was a sister in the Phi Mu sorority. She received her Masters and Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from Monmouth College (now University) in West Long Branch, NJ in 1965. She was a professional dietitian and educator, having founded the Twin Gables Nursery School in North Coventry, where she taught for many years. Barbara was a long time member of and active participant at Shenkel United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir and served on Consistory and various Search Committees. During World War II, Barbara was a member of the Ground Observer Corps. She was a Girl Scout leader in the 1960s. Upon moving to Pottstown in 1969, Barbara became a valuable member of the community. She volunteered for or was a member of the Meals on Wheels program for over 30 years, the Pottstown Interfaith Emergency Service, the YWCA Board of Directors, the Pottstown Literacy Council, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, Head Start, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the American Association of University Women, and the Boyertown Area Choral Association. In addition, Barbara and her husband worked for H & R Block and were stalwarts of the Rosicrucian Order in Allentown, PA, for many years. Barbara is survived by sister Mary Elizabeth Jones, wife of William Jones of Scottsdale, AZ. Barbara was a loving mother to Keith Luckenbach and wife Carol of Madison, CT, Ellen Moomaw and husband David of East Aurora, NY, Jeffrey Luckenbach of Douglassville, PA, and Beth Luckenbach of Cambridge, MA. Barbara is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and 11 nieces and nephews and their progeny. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service, which will be held at Shenkel United Church of Christ, 1580 Shenkel Road, Pottstown, PA, 19465 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, Rev. Bonnie L. Moore will officiate. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shenkel United Church of Christ or the - Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Published in The Mercury on June 18, 2013
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