Iona C. Meyer

Iona MeyerIona C. Meyer, 95, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of South Michael Road, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

She was born July 1, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Henry and Clara Friedl Samick. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools.  She was a former employee of the St. Marys Area High School.

In 1940, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Alfred F. Meyer, who preceded her in death on January 1, 1974.

She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Gerber of St. Marys and Rita Meyer and her companion Wayne Prechtl of St. Marys; a son-in-law, Jim Hnath of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, David Gerber (Amy), John Gerber (Donna), Michael Gerber, Lynn Leidwinger (Scott), Andrea Hanes (Jason), Nathan Hnath (Lindsey), Daniel Hnath (Brittany), Andrew Meyer, and Louann Meyer; 12 great grandchildren; one great, great granddaughter; and a sister-in-law, Sheri Meyer Moyer of Kersey.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Hnath in 2009; a son, Alfred Meyer, Jr. in 1987; a great granddaughter, Paige Leidwinger, who passed away in infancy; and by three sisters, Anita Young, Marion Glass, and Henrietta Feldbauer. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Iona was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She loved being with her family and she enjoyed her collection of angels.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, December 21, 2015, at 12:15 PM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 9:30 until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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