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April 27, 2014

Alma Jean Troutman, 86, Klingerstown

— KLINGERSTOWN — Alma Jean Troutman, 86, of 140 Main St., beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Manor Care in Pottsville.

She was born Sept.13, 1927, in Klingerstown, a daughter of the late Harry and Hattie (Schlegel) Davis. On Jan. 30, 1943, she married Gilbert Eugene “Gib” Troutman who preceded her in death after 65 years of marriage.

Jean was a mother and housewife. When her kids were all grown she went to work for McCrory’s in Elizabethville until retiring. She had lasting friendships with her co-workers and customers.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Klingerstown.

Jean enjoyed traveling, going to concerts and the movies, and snowmobiling. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by seven children and their spouses, Jim and Myra Troutman, Judy Shade, Dale and Yvonne Troutman, all of Klingerstown, Sheila Troutman, of Florida, Kay and Mike Wharton, of York Haven, Vicki and Jerry Narlock, of Florida, and Elaine Artz, of Hegins; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Paul Shiffer, of Klingerstown; seven sisters-in-law and their spouses, Pauline Wiest, of Millersburg; Margaret Harner of Sacramento, Joanna and Claus Wiest of Pillow, Helen Erdman of Sunbury, Shirley and John Klinger of Valley View, and Dot Reed of Rife and Gloria Davis of AL; one brother-in-law, Marlin Troutman of Berrysburg and his friend Eileen Kissinger of Millersburg; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Joy and Elsie (Troutman) Troutman; three brothers, Bryant, Melvin and Willard; one sister, Shirley Davis; and one son-in-law, Gary Shade.

Funeral Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jonathan Jenkins officiating.  

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Klingerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Alma’s memory to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 71, Klingerstown, PA 17941.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, 1133 Ridge Road, Klingerstown has charge of the arrangements.  To sign the online guest book please visit


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