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Kathryn Weller, 94, of 15 Ridgecrest Circle, Lewisburg, passed away on Monday, Feb, 13, 2017.
She was born March 8, 1922, in Bloomsburg, a daughter of the late William Edward and Martha (Yost) Deiterick.

Katie graduated from Bloomsburg High School in 1940 and attended Bloomsburg University. She then worked for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C.
She married Ned E. Weller on Thanksgiving Day in 1942. They were married for more than 71 years and raised five children. Katie was employed by Cherokee Ordinance Plant in Riverside, Pa. during World War ll. Later, she was a library assistant at Bertram Library, Bucknell University, and retired after 16 years with Pattee Library, Penn State University.
Following retirement, she was employed by Sunflower Child Care Center, Bucknell University. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Development when she was over 70 years of age. She was an early childhood teacher from 1988 - 1997.
As the wife of a Methodist minister, she was active in the Sunday schools, choirs, and women's work, serving offices at district and conference levels in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She traveled extensively with her husband and enthusiastically collected antiques and dolls. She served on the Resident's Council at RiverWoods and was on the welcoming committee for new residents.

Katie is survived by two sons, William and Barbra Pardoe, of Baltimore, and Phillip N. Weller, of Valencia, Calif.; two daughters, Mary E. Weller, of Sebastian, Fla.. and Suzanne and William Stackhouse, of New Berlin; a sister, Mary Jane Erdman, of Danville; a sister-in-law, Ruth G. Weller, of Boca Raton, Fla.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, The Rev. Ned E. Weller; two brothers, Jack and Robert Deiterick; and a son, Hugh James Weller.

Friends will be received from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Sunday at Marlow Hall, RiverWoods Senior Living Community, 3201 River Road, Lewisburg, where a celebration of her life will be held at 1, with Pastor Peter Geschwindner, chaplain at RiverWoods, officiating, and the Rev. Mark Reisinger, pastor of Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, assisting.
Burial will follow in New Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg.

Contributions in Kathryn's memory may be made to the Ned E. and Kathryn D. Weller Scholarship Fund, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 42 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The family is being assisted by the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on February 13, 2017
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