Dolores F. Eck, 79, formerly of Mertztown, died Dec. 29, 2008, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.She was the widow of John W. Eck who died Dec. 19, 1990. Born July 26, 1929, in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Florence (Lenbach) Kern.
She was of the Evangelical Congregational faith.
She worked as both a nurse's aide and did clerical work at The Lutheran Home at Topton for over 25 years until her retirement in 1994.
Survivors: daughters, Nancy E. (Eck), wife of Troy M. Wessner, Hamburg; and Salli A. Eck, Reading; son, John L., husband of Lori A. (Turner) Eck, Mertztown. In addition there are five sisters, Joyce (Kern) Hein, Allentown; Joan (Kern) Lehr, Fleetwood; Nancy (Kern), wife of Robert Heydt, Mertztown; Fern (Bauman), wife of Robert Fritz, Mertztown; Cathy (Kern), wife of Thomas McNamara, Thompson, PA; and a brother Willard Kern, Allentown. There are also 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David E. Eck in 2003 and a brother, Charles Bauman.
Services will be on Jan. 2, 2009, 10:30 a.m. from Reinert Multipurpose Room on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One South Home Avenue, Topton with Pastor Stephen R. Hess officiating. Interment in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown. Friends may call Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room.
Make contributions to Dolores F. Eck Memorial Fund, c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 25, Topton, 19562-0025. The Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements.