The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

May 10, 2013

April M. Koonsman, 63, Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — April May (Showers) Koonsman, 63, of 107 S. Apple St., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the home of her son.

She was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Sunbury, a daughter of Ada L. (Beaver) Showers, of Lewisburg and the late Lee R. Showers. On April 26, 1969, she married Chester R. Koonsman, who preceded her in death Feb. 12, 2010. Together they celebrated 40 years of marriage.

April was a graduate of Lewisburg High School. She previously worked at the former Milton Shoe Factory, Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee, now ConAgra, Milton, the former Weller Vending, Shamokin and Evangelical Community Hospital, where she worked in the kitchen. In 2002 she retired from Bucknell University, having worked in catering services.

April was a member of Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton.

She enjoyed cooking, crafting and gardening. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her mother are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Tammy R. Koonsman, of Northumberland; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David L. and Karen Showers, of Dry Valley and Robert R. and Deborah Showers, of Mifflinburg; one sister, Susan M. Showers, of Mifflinburg; three grandchildren, Katie Swartzlander, of Mifflinburg, Cheyenne Walburn and Aaron Koonsman, both of Northumberland; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her father and husband, she was predeceased by one brother, James Michael Showers.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with her minister, Pastor Bud Rutherford, officiating.

Burial will follow in Lewisburg Cemetery.

The family welcomes flowers; however, if desired contributions in April’s name may be made to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com

 

1
Text Only
Daily Item Obituaries
  • GeorgeScholl.jpg George R. Scholl, 63, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — George R. Scholl, 63, entered into eternal rest at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home on Globe Mills Road after a courageous 10-month battle with lung cancer.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • kevinrodriguez.jpg Kevin M. Rodriguez, 60, Zion, Ill.

    ZION, Ill. — Kevin M. Rodriguez, 60, of Zion, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • fredharvey2c.jpg Fred Harvey, 93, Kennewick, Wash.

    KENNEWICK, Wash. — Fred Harvey, 93, of 725 N. Center Parkway, Kennewick, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles B. Zerbe, 91, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Charles Buffington Zerbe, 91, of Sunbury, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

    July 22, 2014

  • Beatrice A. Derck, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Beatrice Arlene Wolf Derck was called home by Jesus Christ, her beloved Lord and Savior, on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Wesley J. Gantt Jr., 58, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — Wesley J. Gantt Jr., 58, of Maple Avenue, passed away on Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Lillian A. Reagen, 88, Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Lillian A. Reagen, 88, of Northumberland, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

    July 22, 2014

  • Doris S. Worthington, 84, Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — Doris Sabina Worthington, 84, of Selinsgrove, passed away on Saturday evening, July 19, 2014, at her home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Donald W. Miller, 77, Hughesville

    HUGHESVILLE — Donald W. Miller, 77, of Broad Street, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, surrounded by his family.

    July 22, 2014

  • David E. Newman, 56, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — David E. Newman, 56, of Middleburg, passed away Monday evening, July 21, 2014, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.
     

    July 22, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Funeral Arrangements
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    BOWERSOX, CHADF D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Washingtonville Fire Hall, 19 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville.

    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

    FULTZ, MARY G., 73, of McClure. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, 38 Route 522 North, Middleburg, followed by funeral at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial in St. John’s ‘Black Oak Ridge’ Cemetery. Pheasant Funeral Home, Beavertown.

    HENRY, DORIS E., 76, of Mifflinburg. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg.

    KARCHNER, RUTH M., 94, of Wake Forest, N.C. Visitation from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Visneski Funeral Home, 10 W Mahoning St., Danville, followed by funeral at 2. Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville.

    RESSLER, GALE L., 63, of Sunbury. Visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a memorial service at 8.

    ROBBINS, RAYMOND D., 90, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Roupp Funeral Home, 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.

    STEIMLING, FREDERICK A., 53, of Cashtown. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Chapel on the Gettysburg College campus, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Flohrs Cemetery, McKnightstown.

     

    July 22, 2014