Henrietta H. Gallup

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Henrietta H. Gallup, Ringtown, passed away Monday.

Born in Shavertown, June 12, 1938, she was a daughter of Hilda Stevenson Hughes, Ringtown, and the late Ronald Hughes.

She was a graduate of the Westmoreland High School in Trucksville, Class of 1956.

Upon graduation, she worked for Dr. Carl E. Hontz in Shavertown as a dental assistant and secretary. She also worked as a secretary for the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, working with the Committee of 100, which worked on securing new industry for the Wilkes-Barre area. One of the first businesses brought to the Mountain Top area was the Everhart-Faber Pencil Co.

Moving to Ringtown in 1958, she worked at the General Cigar Co. with her father. She also worked for the Fuller Brush Co. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Ringtown, Henrietta was a Sunday school teacher and also served as the secretary for the Sunday School.

She was very active in the Ringtown Valley, including being secretary for the Ringtown Valley Industrial Commission. She was a correspondent for the Pottsville Republican from 1971 until 1992, writing articles about the various organizations in the borough along with many feature articles. She served as secretary for the Ringtown Christmas Lighting Committee since 1971, and she was a member of the Publicity Committee for the 1976 Ringtown Bicentennial Committee, which featured many programs and a huge parade. She also served as an elected auditor for the Borough of Ringtown.

Henrietta loved scrapbooking and going on retreats with her scrapbooking friends to Dushore. She was last employed by Dr. Raymond Hische, Schuylkill Mall Dental Center, from 1986 until her retirement in April.

In addition to her father, Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gallup, in 2009, her brother, Bernard Hughes, and her sister in-law, Patsy Hughes.

Along with her mother, Hilda Hughes, Ringtown, she is survived by her children, James Gallup and his wife, Ann, Caledonia, Minn., and Linda G. Bachman Lauer, wife of Jeff Lauer, Drums; two granddaughters, Ashley, wife of Phillip Hennessy, Newnan, Ga., and Katie Ann Bachman, Hazleton; two step-grandchildren, John Wolfe, Superior, Minn., and Elizabeth, wife of Luke, Mankato, Minn.; a great-grandson, Philip Hennessy; three step-great-grandchildren, Jonathan Wolfe, Anthony Lowe and Madyson Lowe, all of Minnesota. She is also survived by a sister, Michele, wife of Alan Ross, Douglassville; a nephew, Kevin Hughes and his wife, Debbie, Zion Grove; nephew, Kyle Ross, Douglassville; a niece, Kelsey Ross, Philadelphia; a great niece, Jennifer, wife of Jesse Yencho, and a great-great niece, Karleigh Burke, all of Ringtown.

Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service that will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 W. Main St., Ringtown. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday. Henrietta will be laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery, Ringtown, following the service. To sign the online registry or for more information and directions, visit www.ringtownfuneral.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 28, 2017