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Geraldine Kranch Moyer Wenner

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

volunteered at Luther Crest

Gerald-ine Kranch Moyer Wenner, 82, of Luther Crest, South Whitehall, died Jan. 10, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Ezra A. Wenner Jr. married in 2004.

She was married to Robert H. Moyer from 1993 to 2000 and Arnold P. Kranch from 1949 to 1978.

Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Royce G. Zimmerman Sr. and Marion M. (Schrader) Zimmerman.

A 1948 graduate of Allentown High School, she served on the Class of 1948 Reunion Committee.

She retired in 1992 from the City of Allentown, where she was the executive secretary to Mayor Clifford S. Bartholomew from 1972-74 and was an administrative assistant to city council from 1974-92.

Employed part time by Cedar Crest College at St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing from 1992-94, she was a full-time secretary by Allentown School District 1948-50 and part time after her children were grown.

A member of Hope United Church of Christ, Allentown, she served there as a Sunday volunteer and committee and council member.

She was a former member of St. James UCC, Allentown, serving as elder, deacon, treasurer and consistory president.

She volunteered at the Lehigh County Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen, Daybreak and was secretary to the board and at Phoebe Home, where served as a caregiver to loved ones and friends when they resided there.

She volunteered at Luther Crest, singing in the chorus and with the Melodiannes and as a gift shop volunteer.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters Harriet Ruth Brogan and husband, Reynold, of Flowery Branch, Ga., Roberta "Bobbi" Needle and husband, Jay, of Allentown, Phyllis K. Roth of Bethlehem, Christine Bushner and husband, Edward, of Walnutport; stepsons Bari W. Moyer of Downingtown, Mark Moyer and wife, Christina, of Whitehall, Kevin R. Moyer of Allentown; grandchildren Sarah Langston, Andrew Elosge, Sam Elosge, Max Needle, Joshua Needle, Capri Roth, Jade Roth, Kyle Bushner, Cory Bushner; step-grandchildren Alyssa Moyer and Mitchell Moyer; great-grandchildren Austin and Tyler Cooper, and Ava and Abigail Elosge.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh County Conference of Churches, 534 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18102 or to Hope UCC.

Arrangements were made by Stephens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.