Pauline May Stahl
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Pauline May Stahl
She was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Watsontown on Thanksgiving Day, a daughter of the late Lee J. and Ada U. (Becher) Hagerman of Anthony Township, Montour County. She was married to Melvin L. Stahl on Dec. 9, 1949. Together they celebrated 69 years of marriage.
She was a 1947 graduate of the former North-Mont High School, Turbotville, and trained in Milton as a certified nursing assistant. While raising a family of five children and assisting with grandchildren, she worked at the former Devitt Home, Allenwood and the former Kramn Nursing Home, Watsontown, where she retired after 35 years. She particularly loved her last two years doing the restorative care. Having a love for running since the days of her youth, she often ran from one nursing room to another. In her earlier years she worked in the Turbotville silk mill and did housekeeping. She had been a member of the California Grange No. 941.
She was caring, selfless and always trying to please others. She was a prayer warrior and always had her family and others in her prayers. She spent many hours on the phone, or visiting, listening to other's needs and giving encouragement. She had the gift of hospitality. She enjoyed reading her Bible and was an active and devoted member of the Milton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Joan E. (Richard) Fulmer of Williamsport; four sons, Kerry N. (Sally) Stahl of Watsontown, Franklin P. (Kay) Stahl of Allenwood, Dale A. (Yvonne) Stahl of Watsontown, Lee W. (Wendy) Stahl of Reading; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; her beloved siblings and in-laws, sister, Miriam R. (David) Dell of Lansdale, sister-in-law, Jennie B. (Lowe) Hagerman of Turbotville, brother, Richard E. (Irene) Hagerman of Forth Worth, Texas, brother, Robert L. (Connie) Hagerman of Turbotville; 44 nephews and nieces; and many grandnephews and grandnieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Donald D. and Jay M. Hagerman; brother-in-law, Lewis P. Simpson; and sister-in-law, Vivian M. (Beaver) Hagerman.
Graveside service will be in Twin Memorial Park, 3332 Lycoming Mall Drive, Montoursville, at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29. A memorial service will be held at the Williamsport Seventh-day Adventist Church, 201 Market St., at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, followed by a meal and visitation time at the Mountain View Christian School, 305 Fleming St., South Williamsport.
The family is being assisted by the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton.
Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.
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