LaRae V. Haas

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LaRae V. Haas, 89, of Klingerstown died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Nottingham Village in Northumberland. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Haas who died October 10, 1993.

Born Saturday, November 10, 1923 in Pitman, she was a daughter of the late Allen P. and Pearl K. (Maurer) Heim. She graduated from Hegins Township High School.

LaRae was a member of Zion Evangelical Congregational Church of Pitman where she taught the High School Sunday School Class and was active with its Missionary Society. She was a member of the Daughters of America, and the Eastern Star Lodge of Harrisburg.

She loved reading, cross stitching, and spoiling her nieces and nephews when they came for "vacation."

Surviving is one sister, Marjorie Smith and husband Paul of Pitman; three sisters-in-law, Sadie Heim of Mechanicsburg, Miriam Heim of Pitman and Lois Heim of Pitman; seven nieces and five nephews; and many great nieces, great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester, Lamar, and Dean Heim and an infant sister, Dawn.

Her funeral was held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at Zion Evangelical Congregational Church with Rev. Todd Wolfe officiating. Interment followed in Zion E.C. Cemetery, Pitman.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Zion E.C. Church, C/O Dave Hummel, 1536 Creek Road, Pitman, PA 17964.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, PA has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit

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