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October 24, 2012

Mary Wiser Erdley, 94, Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — Mary Wiser Erdley, 94, of Lewisburg, formerly of Kaiser Run Road, Millmont, entered into rest at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Rhodesmere at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1918, in West Buffalo Township, Union County, a daughter of the late Claude Henry and Mary Jane (Iddings) Wiser. On April 2, 1949, in Valley Forge, she married Henry Melvin Erdley Jr., who passed away on June 14, 2001.  

Mary was a 1935 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and a 1943 graduate of Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. Following nursing school she enlisted in the Army Nurse Corp, earning the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and serving until her honorable discharge in 1945.

She started her nursing career at the original Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, and worked at the current location as well. She than began working at the former Laurelton Center and remain there until her retirement in 1976. She also worked private duty nursing and in several area nursing homes.

Mary was a member of Christ United Lutheran Church, Millmont, a member of the Union County Homemaker group, and a volunteer nurse with the American Red Cross.

Mary enjoyed crocheting, flowers, and playing cards with family and friends.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law; Gail E. and Charles E. Allison, of Orefield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen H. and Scarlett R. Erdley, of Pennellville, N.Y., and Michael A. and Nancy L. Erdley, of Northumberland; 11 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Wiser, of Sunbury.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald E. Wiser; two brothers, Winston D. and Malvern R. Wiser; and one sister, Florence I. Irwin.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Christ’s United Lutheran Church (Four Bells), 13765 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, where the memorial service will be held at 3 with the Rev. John D. Yost, officiating. Following the service, guests are invited to join the family in fellowship and light refreshments.

Interment will be conducted privately in the Hartleton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary`s memory may be made to Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 13765 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, PA 17845, or The Public Library of Union County, Adult Outreach Program, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

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