The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

February 2, 2013

Hannah M. Gensel, 85, New Columbia

NEW COLUMBIA — Hannah Mae Gensel, 85, of Park Drive died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born in Milton on Dec. 31, 1927, she was a daughter of Louise and George Kurtz and Milton and Marion Showers. She was married to Donald “Red” Gensel for 51 years until his death in 1997.

Mae was a 1946 graduate of the Milton High School and had worked for Philco in Watsontown, with a photographer in Milton, Haines Shoe stores in Milton, Lewisburg and Danville; Rea & Derick Drug Stores for 20 years; and several local clubs as a cook, server and bartender.

She enjoyed reading, hunting, playing cards and darts, bowling and flower arranging. In earlier years she sang and played music at local fairs and festivals. She enjoyed traveling but not the family camping she did every summer.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1665, where she was past district president; Loyal Order of Moose Chapter 910; Fraternal Order of Eagles # 1208, where she held all the chairs and was past Mother of the Year; the American Legion Auxiliary Post 71; the Milton Bowling Association; and was a Girl Scout leader for 10 years.  

She was a charter member of the local Marine Corps League Auxiliary and was past department president of the MCLA of PA and held other state and national offices in the MCLA. She was also awarded the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor award.

Mae is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Elizabeth “Libby” and Howard “Howdy” Knapp, of Danville, Christina “Chris” and Dale Hoover, of Danville, and Twila Gensel, of New Columbia; one daughter-in -law, Catherine “Cathy” Gensel, of New Berlin; six grandchildren, Christian “Bud” Cawley, Kimberly and Andrew Rohrer, Richard and Angela Gensel, Jolene and Roger Helwig, Karen Robinson and Kendra Gensel; seven great-grandchildren, Madelynn and Andrew Rohrer, Hailey and Allissa Gensel, Ajay Troxell, Alex Helwig, and Kile Roeder; one sister Nancy Hans Lobao; and one brother Bryon “Laffy” Kurtz.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son Donald “Ken” Gensel Jr.; one grandson Jeffrey Robinson; two sisters, Betty Fisher and Joan Byers; and three brothers, Jack Marr, Earl “Pooch” Showers and Robert Showers.

Friends and relatives will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. John H. Shaw III officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide flowers and asks for memorial contributions to be made to the: MCLA of PA Inc. (on the memo line: Scholarship Fund) PNP Ruth S. Moyse Scholarship Chairman, 401 S. New Ardmore Avenue, Broomall, PA 19008-2840; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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    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.

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