W. Readler, 87 of 78 Bennett Road, Madison
Township, Columbia County, Bloomsburg, PA went home to be with her Lord
Wednesday morning, September 1, 2004 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville,
PA. She was born December 12, 1916 in Manchester, New York, the daughter
of the late Melvin and Alice Cummings Burchard.
She graduated from
Bloomsburg High School in 1973. She attended the Licensed Practical Nursing School
in Shortsville, NY. Mrs. Readler worked as an LPN in private duty nursing
and in area nursing homes. She attended First Baptist Church Danville, PA.
Mrs. Readler was a member of the Jerseytown group of Columbia County
Homemakers. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting and craft making. She
also enjoyed traveling, gardening, and was a prolific letter writer. She
enjoyed writing poems and adored Teddy Bears.
During World War
II she was employed at two defense plants, Rohm and Haas and Fleetwings
Aircraft, both of Bristol, PA where she met her husband of 61 years,
Franklin Readler whom she married July 2, 1943 in Germantown, PA.
In addition to her
husband, she is survived by one son, John T. Readler and his wife Jackie of
Camden, Arkansas and two daughters; Evelyn J. Stowell and her husband
Russell of Ulster, PA and Carolyn J. Fisher and her husband Seth of Mountain
Top, PA. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Allie Olsen and her
husband John, Stephen Stowell and his wife Mindy, all of North Carolina and
Amanda King and her husband Edward of Sayre, PA and three
great-grandchildren; Caleb and Rylie Olsen and Hunter King. She was
preceded in death by one brother, Charles Burchard on July 23, 2001 and one
sister, Loretta Burchard in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at
11:30 AM from the Springer Chapel at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive
Danville, PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland, Jr. officiating
assisted by the Reverend David J. Mouw. Burial will follow in the
Jerseytown Cemetery Jerseytown, PA. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM
until the time at service in Springer Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of First Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA.