Florence A. Litz (1929 - 2018)

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Florence A. Litz, 87, 1816 Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa., died Aug. 26, 2017, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois, Pa.
Born Nov. 6, 1929, in Lock Haven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Verna Heeman Barner. On May 5, 1949, she married William R. Gates, who died Nov. 17, 2011. On Feb. 27, 1982, she married Edwin Litz, who survives.
Florence was a 1948 graduate of the Walker Twp. High School and a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Snydertown, Pa. She enjoyed family, traveling abroad, dancing, cards games, letter writing, golf, and bowling. Earlier in her life, Florence worked at Sylvania, Seyler's Tastee Freeze, J.C. Penney, Grossman's, and as a realtor at Star Real Estate.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Lee Gates, Lakeland, Fla., and Kathy Ann (Barry) Snook, Snydertown, Pa.; one son, Roger A. (Cathy) Gates, DuBois, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Marci L. Smith, Reading, Pa., and Kirsten S. "Stacie" (William) Winkleman, Middlesex, N.J.; two sisters, Barbara J. (John) Brouse, Bluffton, S.C. and Joyce M. (Mahlon) Fetzer, Port Matilda, Pa.; four brothers: Harry M. (Bettie) Barner, Lamar, Pa., Kenneth M. (Susan) Barner, Birmingham, Ala., Gerald R. Barner, Zion, Pa., Barry L. (Ilene) Barner, Howard, Pa.; two grandchildren, Shawn A. Best, Centre Hall, Pa., Amanda C. Gates, Pittsburgh, Pa.; four step-grandchildren: Clint Smith, Conshohocken, Pa., Andrea Smith, Pottsville, Pa., Chris Winkleman Middelsex, N.J., Andrew Winkleman, Middlesex, N.J.; and four great-step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence S. Barner, Mahlon A. Barner and Robert A. Barner.
A memorial service honoring the life of Florence A. Litz will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at 12 Noon at the St. Mark Lutheran Church, Snydertown, Pa., with Pastor Frank E. Harpster officiating. Interment, Snydertown Cemetery.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of services in the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Snydertown, Pa., through the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751.
Online condolences at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org.
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Published in The Courier Express on Aug. 28, 2017
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