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Kathryn G. Brady

March 10, 2003

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kathryn Gabler Brady, 99, of Menno Haven, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Menno Haven.

Born Aug. 5, 1903, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elmer L. and Margaret J. Kitzmiller Gabler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris D. Brady, in 1983. They were married June 17, 1930.

She was a 1921 graduate of Chambersburg High School and a graduate of the former Chambersburg Business College.

She was an assistant trust officer at Valley National Bank in Chambersburg for 341/2 years, retiring in 1968. She began her career as a stenographer to an attorney for the National Valley Bank and Trust Co., now Allfirst Bank, and in 1934 began a career with National Valley Bank as stenographer and clerk. In 1949, she was named assistant trust officer.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, where she was a member of United Methodist Women and was the first female elected to the board of trustees.

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She was treasurer of Chambersburg Meals-on-Wheels, trustee for John H. Shook Home, trustee to the board of directors of Chambersburg Community Chest, treasurer of Chambersburg Community Centers, and a member, fifth president and "Woman of the Year" in 1966 of Chambersburg Business and Professional Women's Club.

She is survived by two nieces, Patsy G. Saber of Chambersburg and Lucy Waidler of Dawsonville, Ga.; four nephews, Harold C. Gabler Jr. and P. Thomas Gabler, both of Chambersburg, Laurence Pethic of Chesterbrook, Pa., and John Pethic of Salt Lake City; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews and 14 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold C. Gabler Sr.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. A. Robert Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; Menno Haven Benevolent Care Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

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