Kenneth H. Garner

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May 3, 2014

Kenneth H. Garner, 87, of Pottstown, died Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

He was the loving husband of Esther Renninger Garner, to whom he was married for more than 61 years.

A lifelong resident of Pottstown, he was a son of the late Lawrence O. and Ada Evans Garner.

He and his wife, Esther, were both graduates of Pottstown High School, Class of 1944.

After high school, Ken served in the Army during World War II.

He later worked for the Doehler-Jarvis Co., Firestone, and Occidental Chemical.

He was a member of Elks Lodge 814 and Union Masonic Lodge 479, both in Birdsboro.

A true do-it-yourselfer, Ken enjoyed various woodworking projects and fixing things. He also enjoyed time spent with family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by brother, Lawrence E. Garner, and sister, Jeanne Duncan.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Esther, are two daughters, Linda B. Sell and her husband, Kenneth, Gilbertsville, and Susan M. Crowle and her husband, the Rev. David Crowle, Auburn; a son, David G. Garner and his wife, Nancy Boyer, Pottstown; a brother, Charles Garner (Suzanne); three sisters, Janet Garner, Jayne Finkbiner (Charles) and Marie Dilliplane; three grandchildren, David J. Sell, Jonathan C. Sell (Emily), and Gregory J. Sell (Amanda).

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown. The viewing will begin at 10 a.m. The Rev. Daryl Nelson will officiate. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Published in Republican & Herald on May 6, 2014
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