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Daily Item Obituaries

May 6, 2014

Susan H. Mertz, 68, Northumberland

— NORTHUMBERLAND — Susan H. Mertz, 68, of Northumberland, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born Nov. 24, 1945, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Gover) Krebs. On Jan. 8, 1966, she married Byron M. “Bud” Mertz III, who survives.

Susan graduated from Northumberland High School in 1963.

Susan loved her family, spending winters in Florida, where she and her husband spent time with many friends. Her career was in kitchen design, and one of her designs was featured in Country Living magazine. Her flair for interior decorating was evident in her home and her beautiful garden.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Malysa and Mark Koyste, of Sinking Spring, and Kimberly and Thomas Pickering, of Navarre, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jessica Wiest, Anna Reed and Tyler Mertz; two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Thomas Wiest; and two sisters and one brother, Carol Kase, of Northumberland, Linda Brown, of Waynesboro, and Edward Krebs, of Northumberland.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland. A private funeral service will follow on Friday.

Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the Fellowship Fund of the Northumberland High School Alumni Association, c/o Bud Mertz, 670 Susquehanna Road, Northumberland, PA 17857.

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