Obituaries: Jan. 1 edition

RUTH V. ENDY

Ruth V. Endy, 91, formerly of Exeter Township passed away Dec. 22 in Chestnut Knoll, Boyertown. She was the wife of Harold J. Endy.

Born in Boyertown, she was a daughter of the late Mark M.and Laura (Grim) Reese.

She was a graduate of Boyertown High School and a member of Schwarzwald U.C.C. Ruth was also a member of the Women’s Club of St. Lawrence. She enjoyed ceramics class, reading and doing word puzzles.

In retirement, she enjoyed going on bus trips with Harold, driving and spending time with her family. Ruth worked part time for the US Postal Service in Limekiln, Pa. for 20 years before retiring in 1986. Ruth is survived by one daughter; Gail L. wife of Lynn Row of Exeter Twp. and one daughter in law; Aileen D. Endy of Pennside.

She is also survived by grandchildren; Brett Endy, husband of Jessica of Cheltenham, Chad Endy, husband of Alicia of Exeter Twp. and Alexander Row also of Exeter Twp., four great grandchildren; Carson, Logan, Ardyn and Ava, one sister; Helen E. Balmer of Boyertown, brother in law; George Burfete and sister in law; Kathryn Tribbett.

She was pre deceased by a son, Neal H. Endy, brother Richard D. Reese and sisters Mary A. Bechtel and Jane L. Burfete.

Services from the Schwarzwald U.C.C. on Friday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.. Interment in Schwarzwald Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to Schwarzwald UCC Memorial Fund at 75 Church Lane Rd., Reading, Pa. 19606 or the Caring Hospice at 400 Commerce Drive, Suite C, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

GRACE L. WOLFE

Grace L. Wolfe, 91, of Keystone Villa, Douglassville, formerly of Exeter Township, passed away Dec. 22, in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

She was the wife of Jay D. Wolfe who passed July 31, 2012.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Edgar Y. and Sadie G. (Rickert) LeVan.

Grace was a proud graduate of the Reading High School Class of 1939 and was a mainstay with class members and organized reunions until her death.

The Wolfe’s were members of Pennside Presbyterian Church.

As a young woman Grace was a secretary for the USO-YWCA in Washington DC from 1941-1945. She worked at the army base at the Reading airport, and later at Camp Conrad Weiser.

As a homemaker, Grace found time to substitute teach and aided in the libraries of the Exeter schools. She was Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader, Board member of the YWCA, and member of the Family Living Committee, Penn State Extension. She served as President of the Exeter School District PTA and was a Charter member of the Woman’s Civic Club of Reading.

She had a love for playing cards, and was an accomplished Bridge player. She enjoyed playing Pinnacle and Cribbage as well.

Grace and Jay loved to travel - the old fashioned way. Each summer she and her family would hitch up the family camper and head out on adventures for a month at a time. On these excursions the Wolfe’s visited all 48 continental United States and 25 National Parks. The camper even made its all the way to Mexico City and Acapulco, Mexico.

Grace was a people person and the content of her rolodex was second to few. She was a card and letter writer until her fateful day. She was an avid tennis player and enjoyed and appreciated the competition her friends provided. She had a green thumb. She loved her forsythias as big as possible as her eye sight began to wane.

Once the camper aged like their growing children, Grace and Jay often visited Wisconsin and Florida to visit their grandchildren. Until her final day – “Gum” was revered by all four.

She is survived by her son Dean W., husband of Kate, Ridley Park, Pa.; two daughters: Tracey J., wife of David Walters, Pembroke Pines, FL., and Kimberly A. Wolfe, companion of Christopher Kearney, Exeter Township. She is also survived by Grandsons, Ben and Chris Walters, and granddaughters, Jennie and Katie Maurer. A sister, Jane Carazo, St. Augustine, FL. There are many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a brother Carl LeVan.

The family would be remiss not to thank our cousins Karen Hull, and Robin and Bob Harper for their time and love. Thank you!!

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the “University of Wisconsin Foundation” C/O Dr. Luis Fernandez, (Kim’s University diabetes research lab Surgeon) US Bank Lock Box 78807 Milwaukee, WI 53278

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. at Keystone Villa, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway East, Douglassville.

Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Penn, will be in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to Lutzfuneral home/gracewolfe.

JANE K. SCHOUDT

Jane K. Schoudt, 71, of 419 Kingston Drive, Douglassville, Pa., passed away Dec, 25, 2013 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Mount Carmel Jan. 27, 1942 to the late James Monroe Getz and Dorothy (Ayers) Green, who survives her.

She was a 1959 graduate of Mount Carmel High School and worked as a financial developer for Hope College in Michigan.

She was married to Ronne Schoudt and she loved spending time with her close-knit family and friends. She was a former member of Grace Reformed Church - Mount Carmel.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy (Ayers) Green, her husband, Ronne, and children, Jerald, and wife Luanne Scoudt, of Douglassville, Pa., Raeann Schoudt, of Douglassville, Mark M. Green, and his wife, Nancy, of Stowe, Pa., and Lisa Schoudt Hazlett, of Clifton Heights, Pa. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, her two sisters, Susan Miller and Martha Ann Woelfe, and her brother, Thomas John Green.

There was a memorial service Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Willard A. Rothermel Funeral Home, Ray W. Rothermel director, 120 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Pa., with the Rev Joan Brown officiating.

Visitation with the family was from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Pottstown, Pa.

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