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Burrtell E. Metzger


May 14, 2019


Burrtell E. Metzger, 85, of Danville, PA passed away on Motherís Day, May 12, 2019, surrounded by her five children at Bloomsburg Care and Rehab Center in Bloomsburg PA.   She was born October 1, 1933 in Stillwater PA the daughter of the late Burr S. Labour and Martha Ensor McCarty.

She graduated from Danville High School in 1951, where she was on the Planning Committee for the Class Reunions.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Carl W. Metzger who passed away August 23, 2005.  They were married April 28, 1956.

Burrtell was employed for 25 years as a Medical Records Technician at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, from where she retired. 

She was a member of Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church in Danville PA where she served on the church council. 

Alongside her husband, Burrtell loved to travel, square dance, play pinochle and bowl with the Bowling League at the Danville Elks.  She was a Den Mother when her sons were Cub Scouts.  She thoroughly enjoyed canning vegetables and fruits.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and took great pride in her role as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, all of whom she adored.

 She is survived by three sons; Flint Metzger and his wife Cynthia of Danville PA; Brian Metzger and his wife Linda of Mechanicsburg PA and Kevin Metzger and his wife Kimberly of Danville PA and two daughters; Carla Wetzel and her husband Daniel of Danville PA and Wendy Kohut and her husband Pstachu of Oswego NY.   Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by two sisters, Zoe Ann Burnheimer of Williamsport PA and Melanie Stugart and her husband Cliff of Cogan Station PA as well as nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Burrtellís Life to be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Paulís (Straubís) Lutheran Church 639 Frosty Valley Road Danville PA with the Reverend Gretchen Johanson officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM at the church.   Burial will follow at Straubís Lutheran Cemetery Danville PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pine Street Evangelical  Lutheran Church 621 Pine Street Danville PA  17821. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com

 


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