The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 12, 2013

Alma Moyer, 93, Mifflinburg


The Daily Item

— MIFFLINBURG — Alma Shoemaker Moyer, 93, of 98 E. Market St. since 1984, entered into rest at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.

She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Mifflinburg, a daughter of the late Clarence F. and Mary E. (Miller) Shoemaker. On Oct. 18, 1941, in Mifflinburg, she married Elwood H. Moyer, who preceded her in death March 13, 1974.

She was a 1938 graduate of Mifflinburg High School. In 1939, she was awarded Comptometer Business Machine certification in Washington, D.C. During Elwood’s wartime service, she was employed as a clerk typist at Kessler Field in Biloxi, Miss., and at City Hall in Tuscon, Ariz. Alma also was employed as a stenographer, bookkeeper and teller at Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co. for more than 30 years until she retired in 1986. In retirement, she continued to use her accounting skills on a part-time basis.

Alma was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, where she served as Sunday school treasurer, council member and youth group adviser and was active in the Good Fellowship Class and the Fellowship Guild. She also was active in the community as a charter member of the Mifflinburg Civic Club and was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.

Among her many talents and passions were family and friends, reading, handwork and crafts and baking and cooking. All were assured of good food and good company in her presence.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Janet E. and Gary E. Hackenberg, of Mifflinburg; two sisters, Mary Kathryn Ruhl, of Mifflinburg, and Margaret E. Smith, of Lewisburg; one grandson, Adam R. and his wife, Marijane Hackenberg, of Doylestown; and two great-grandchildren, Theodore E. and Mary Katherine Hackenberg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Miller Shoemaker, and three sisters, Lorene Alexander, Lena Johnson and Carolyn Dale.

There will be no public viewing. Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 417 Market St., Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 with the Rev. Susan Gabbard officiating.

Burial will be in Mifflinburg Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Funeral arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.