Emma Strause

Temple, Pennsylvania


Temple, Pennsylvania


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Emma H. Strause, 110,

formerly of New Schaefferstown, passed away Thursday, March 28th in The Highlands at Wyomissing, where she was a resident for many years.

Emma was married to Harry L. Stoudt, Comptroller, U.S. Treasury, deceased in 1969, and then to Dr. Harold Strause, a Reading Ophthalmologist, deceased in 1981.

Born in New Schaefferstown, she was the daughter of the late J. Michael and Lovina E. (Holtzman) Knoll.

Emma attended a one-room school until 8th grade, then graduated from Penn Bernville High School.

Emma was a graduate of Kutztown Normal School, now Kutztown University, with a Normal Degree. Emma then attended the University of Maryland, obtaining a bachelors and masters degree in education.

Emma was an educator, starting as a teacher in a one-room school. She taught and later became principal in an elementary school in Prince George's County, MD.

Emma was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in New Schaefferstown, PA.

Surviving is a nephew, Donald Gordon of Aiken, SC; a grandnephew, John Heffelfinger of Penn Twp., and a grandniece, Jane Wilhelm of Venice, FL.

Emma was predeceased by two sisters, Marie Gordon and Nellie Troutman.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:30 AM in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, 206 N. Main St., Bernville, with Rev. Krista Keisling officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery, New Schaefferstown. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until time of service in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's UCC, 145 Tulpehocken St., Bernville, PA 19506.

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