Gertrude A. Smeal, 99, of 484 Spruce St., St. Marys, passed away Saturday (6-24-17) at her residence after a brief illness. She was born December 12, 1917, in St. Marys, daughter of the late George J. and Margaret Schutz Eckert.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools.

On June 8, 1937, in St. Marys Church, she married Theodore S. Smeal and he preceded her in death on August 9, 1999.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice King Malacarne (Guido) of DuBois, Judy Olson of St. Marys, two grandsons, Eric Olson (Adria) of Warren, PA, Stephen Olson (Amanda) of Boalsburg, PA, and a great grandson, Henry Tyler Olson-White.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six sisters, Bertha Wendel, Margaret Hoffman, Dolores Rupprecht, Eleanor Anderson, Florence Ferragine, and Marie Schlimm, and by four brothers, Robert Eckert, Norbert Eckert, George Eckert, Jr., and Walter Eckert.

She was the last member of her immediate family. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Faith and family were most important to her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday (6-28-17) at 11:00am, with the Rev. Eric Vogt OSB, pastor as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday (6-27-17) from 6:00-8:00pm.

Memorials if desired can be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center St., St. Marys, PA or the Community Nurses Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

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Thalia M. “Mickie” Huefner, 84, of 1515 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Penn Highlands Elk.

She was born August 15, 1932, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Loretta Nissel Schatz. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  Mickie was a former employee of Stackpole Carbon Company and she spent many years working as a cook and caterer.

On December 27, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Benedict G. “Ben” Huefner, who preceded her in death on September 30, 2010.

Mickie is survived by five sisters, Beverly Erich of St. Marys, Marlene Pichler and her husband Albert of Kersey, Charlotte Vollmer and her husband Alvin of St. Marys, Barbara Martini and her husband Roger Sr., and Kathleen “Daisy” Rowley and her husband Guilford of St. Marys; a brother, Marvin Schatz and his wife Marilyn of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law, Jean Schatz and Donna Schatz, both of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mickie was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Schatz; and by two brothers, Charles Schatz and Milton Schatz.

Mickie was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, where she spent many years cleaning inside the church. She was also a member of the Benedictine Oblates and she enjoyed painting ceramics.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10:30 until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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