Jennie Mary Lutz, 89, Phoebe Berks Village, Wernersville, a faithful and devoted servant of her Lord Jesus Christ, has gone on to eternal life on Sept. 13, 2007, at 3:45 p.m. surrounded by her loving family in the Phoebe Berks Health Center where she had been a patient several days.She was the devoted wife of the Rev. Herman M. Lutz.
Born in Jefferson Township, she was a daughter of the late Lammas N. and Mabel F. (Hartman) Lutz.
She had been employed as a secretary by Farr's Nursery, Womelsdorf; O.W. Lindgren Auto, Reading; and lastly for Conrad Weiser School District.
She was a graduate of Womelsdorf High School and attended Helen Moore Hoffman Secretarial School, Reading.
She was a member of Christ Little Tulpehocken Church, Jefferson Township, where she was a former Sunday school superintendent, secretary and teacher for more than 30 years and was a longtime member of its choir. She received her 25-year pin from the Berks County Sunday School Association. She hosted ladies Bible study and child evangelism classes in her home. She and her husband wrote two literary pieces on the history of Christ Little Tulpehocken Church.
She was a charter member of the Tulpehocken Settlement Society and the Pennsylvawnish Deitsch Dialect and Kultur Society. She also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in the Wernersville, Robesonia and Womelsdorf areas. In her 60s, when most people are considering retirement, she was willing to accept a role as the supportive pastor's wife in four local churches.
Other survivors include a daughter, Jeanne A., wife of the Rev. Stephen L. Phillips, Quarryville; and a son, David P. Lutz, Vienna, Austria.
There also are three grandsons: James, Jonathan and David Phillips; and three great-grandsons: Benjamin, Nathaniel and Joshua Phillips.
She was predeceased by a brother and two sisters.
Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Christ Little Tulpehocken Church, 40 Church Road, Bernville, PA 19506, with the Rev. Roderick Sutliff and the Rev. Arlan Bond officiating. Burial was held in the adjoining cemetery.