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Obituary for Margaret E. Maurer
Margaret E. Maurer, 96, of Myerstown, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at StoneRidge Towne Centre, Myerstown.
She was the wife of Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Maurer, who died April 28, 1977.
Born in Allentown on October 26, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Ellis D. and Carrie E. (Rickert) Miller.
Margaret was a 1938 graduate of Allentown High School and worked as a secretary at the F. Brown Shoe Company in Allentown for six years following high school. She served in 4 pastorates with her husband and worked with him at the Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown as a secretary for nine years, where he was founding Dean and Professor of Church History. She loved working with children in Sunday School, the Loyal Temperance Legion, Junior Missions, Christian Endeavor, and giving children's talks in churches she served. During her years in Myerstown, she was a dedicated member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She is currently a member of St. John’s EC Church in Allentown.
Margaret is survived by a son, Allen R., husband of Lynda Maurer, of Schaefferstown; grandchildren, Lisa Maurer of Lancaster and Michael Maurer of Leola; three great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Janet Maurer, of Ashland. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel L. Maurer on March 9, 2010.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, with a visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to StoneRidge Towne Centre, 7 W. Park Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067, or Evangelical Seminary, 121 S. College Street, Myerstown, PA 17067.
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