Irene Wommer


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Irene Wommer, 91, of Millersburg, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Stonebridge Rehabilitation Center in Duncannon.

She was born Oct. 11, 1921 daughter of the late William S. and Lerie Long Schaeffer of Dalmatia.

She attended the former Mahanoy Joint School district and Susquehanna University. She was employed by the Governor's Office of the State of Pennsylvania and retired from the Millersburg Area School District where she served as an administrative secretary to the superintendent of schools.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Millersburg where she served as an usher, and member of the altar committee and church choir. For many years she served as the church secretary and treasurer. Irene was also a member of the Millersburg Ferryboat Assoc., Ned Smith Center for Nature and the Arts, Millersburg Historical Society, Millersburg Civic Club and Millersburg Sesquicentennial committee.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, John Gordon Wommer, two daughters, Ann Koppenhaver of Sarasota, FL and Jan Crawford of Millersburg, and one son Jeffrey (Vicki) Wommer, also of Millersburg.

Also surviving her are six grandchildren, Wyeth Koppenhaver of San Francisco, CA, Hilary Koppenhaver of Sarasota, FL, Taylor Crawford of Harrisburg, Logan Crawford of Millersburg, Lindsey Wommer of Palmyra, and Janelle Wommer of Millersburg, three nephews, William Schaeffer of Greencastle, William Nace of Millersburg and Bob Gair of Millersburg, two nieces, Sylvia Ressler of Lykens and Mary Hoover of Williamstown.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two sisters, Esther (Lee) Hoffman and Gladys (Jack) Nace, of Dalmatia, and two brothers, Eugene Schaeffer of Dalmatia and Mark Schaeffer of Paxton.

A private family service will be held to celebrate her life at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Millersburg Ambulance Assoc. PO Box 72 Millersburg, PA 17061 or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church 324 North St. Millersburg, PA 17061.

Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. To send condolences go to www.hbfuneralhomes.com.

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