Mary Jane Gehr, 85

December 09, 2008

JUNE 29, 1923-DEC. 8, 2008

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Mary Jane Gehr, 85, of Bear Valley Road, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born June 29, 1923, in Fort Loudon, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie Fisher Crouse.

Her husband, Lester R. Gehr Sr., died March 20, 1985.

She retired in 1985 following 25 years of service at the former Stanley Co. of Chambersburg.

She was a member of Fort Loudon United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda L. Vasko of St. Thomas, Pa.; one son, Lester R. Gehr Jr. of Fort Loudon; one sister, Edna Washinger of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Crouse; one half sister, Eva Johnson; and one half brother, Clyde Gift.


Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon. The Revs. Rueben Egolf and Phillip Bailey will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central PA Chapter, 55 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

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