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Dr. Elizabeth Jane Goplerud

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Dr. Elizabeth Jane "Dr. Jane" Goplerud, 93, of Palmerton, died Thursday, Feb. 14. She was head of the OB/GYN Department of Palmerton Hospital from 1948-86, retiring after 38 years and after delivering over 8,700 babies.
Born in Osage, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Clifford Sr. and Ethel (Cromer) Goplerud.
She graduated from Osage High School, Grinnell College (Phi Beta Kappa), the University of Iowa and Johns Hopkins University. She was very active throughout the Palmerton area. In 1972, she started Meals On Wheels and served as president for many years.
She contributed generously to Palmerton Hospital and its Auxiliary, the Palmerton Concourse Club, Palmerton Memorial Park, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Palmerton Area Historical Society, Palmerton Over-60 Club, and Palmerton Area Veterans Memorial.
Her sister Ann and two brothers, Harald and Clifford Jr., predeceased her.
She was the last of her immediate family.
She had a rose garden planted in Palmerton Borough Park in memory of her sister Ann, who served with the Red Cross during World War II and the Korean War.
Service: Burial will take place in Osage, Iowa. No local services are planned. Arrangements by T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Contributions in her name may be made to a . www.tk-thomas-fh.com.

Published in Times News on Feb. 15, 2013
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