Catherine L. Maurer | zz-dnp
Kathryn L. Maurer, 94, of Pitman, died after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late William “Bill” Maurer.
Born in Paxinos, she was the daughter of the late George and Katie (Kehler) Snyder.
She had 15 siblings, 14 of whom died. Survive is a sister, Pauline Rogers, of Penn Yan, New York, and a brother-in-law, Lucien Morin, of Rochester, New York.
She was a housewife and worked for many years with local farmers. Before marrying Bill, she briefly worked in the local garment factory and sewed war parachutes in the late 1940s.
She was of the Protestant faith and had been a member of the Zion EC Church.
She attended Mount Union School in Overlook.
She is survived by her five loving children, William and his wife, Janellen, Kathy and her husband, Denis Hackney, Sheila Leininger, Gary and his wife, Tara, Rick and his wife, Starla.
Also surviving are grandchildren, William Maurer and his wife, Shianne, Christopher Maurer, Sheila Jo Leininger, Jackie Lee Gauker, Nikki Leininger, Kathryn Maurer, Rachel Maurer, Linnea and Theodore Morgan, Josh Stafford; great-grandchildren, Mahlon and Eli Maurer, Shyla and Ezekial “Bud” Lucas, Harper Snyder, Toby Herring, Nikita and Sophia Merwine, Victoria and Dominic Albrittain, Lila and Chloe Morgan, Taya Call, Abigail, Faith and Mikaila Stafford; several nieces and nephews.
Kathryn had a particularly close bond with her great-granddaughter, Shyla Lucas, who lovingly and devotedly helped care for her in her later years, and who always made her laugh and smile.
She loved life, people and animals, and she will be sadly missed.
The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date.