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Gladys A. Herbst

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GLADYS A. HERBST, 84, OF BECHTELSVILLE Gladys A. (Thomas) Herbst, 84, widow of Russell Herbst, of Bechtelsville, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Roaring Springs, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edger Earl and Mary Bedela (Hainley) Thomas. She was a member of Hereford Mennonite Church, Bally. She was a Furnace Operator at Superior for 25 years, retiring in 1969. She worked at Helping Hands, Barto, receiving the Founders Award and retiring at the age of 80. Gladys is survived by three daughters, Betty E. Stiver of Bechtelsville, Jayne L. Filman of Emmaus and Mary Diane Hoffman of Barto, PA; two sons, Ross C. Stiver of Bechtelsville and John E. Stiver of Reading; sister, Perdetha Sheasn of Roaring Springs; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by a son Frederick Stiver. Memorial services will be 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the Hereford Mennonite Church, 121 Barto Road, Bally. Reverend Robert Gerhart will officiate. Burial will be private at the convenience of the famly. Arrangements are being handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Mercury on July 3, 2012
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