Kathleen V. Bayer, 84

OCT. 20, 1927-NOV. 3, 2011

November 04, 2011
  • Bayer

Kathleen V. (Hutzell) Bayer, 84, of Chambersburg, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Village of Laurel Run in Adams County, Pa.

Born Oct. 20, 1927, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Cleveland Hutzell and Lena V. (Gainer) Hutzell.

She was the widow of John B. Bayer Sr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2009.

A loving mother and homemaker, Kathleen enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She also cherished her duties with Camp Joy-El's Release Time Ministry.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Chambersburg, and a former member of Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown, where she helped in the Cradle Role Nursery. In her later years, she enjoyed participating in pastoral visits alongside her son, John.

She is survived by four children, Bonnie Garrett and husband, Gary, of Lewisburg, Tenn., Audrey Willard and husband, Joe, of Smithsburg, Md., John B. Bayer Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Chambersburg, and Sharon Young and husband, Marvin, of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The last of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Hutzell; three half brothers, Leroy C. Hutzell, Kenneth E. Hutzell and Eugene K. McDermit; and two half sisters, Helen E. McDermit and Madelin D. McDermit.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Her son, the Rev. John B. Bayer Jr., will officiate. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 315 S. Edwards Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Condolences may be expressed on her Book of Memories page at

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