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Arlene S. Schnell

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ARLENE SCHNELL Arlene S. (Lesher) Schnell, 87, formerly of Souderton and Lansdale, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Currituck House, Moyock, NC. Born in Tylersport, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Carrie (Groff) Shaw. She was employed as a sewing machine operator at the former Iskin's in Telford for more than 30 years prior to her retirement in 1990. Ms. Schnell was a member of the Ridge Valley United Church of Christ. She was a member of the Amalgamated Textile Worker's Union Local No. 128 where she served as secretary. In her earlier years she volunteered as a Girl Scouts aid. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Lesher) Chellew of Chesapeake, VA; two grandchildren, Kristin Berry (Roger) of Moyock, NC and Michael Chellew (Jamie) of Chesapeake, VA; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Jordan and Reese. She was preceded in death by a son, Karl S. Lesher, Jr.; three brothers, Parson, Claude, and Morris Shaw and a sister, Jessebelle Seibert. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 18, at 12 Noon in the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, 33 N. Main St., Telford. Interment will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Ridge Valley. Family will receive friends from 11 to 12 Noon prior to the service. www.sadlersuessfuneralhome.net

Published in The Reporter on May 14, 2013
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