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Lydia C. Gelnett, 66, of Mount Pleasant Mills, entered into rest on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center.
She was born July 14, 1951, a daughter of the late John and Betty (Smith) Newman. On July 14, 1973, she married John A. Gelnett who survives. The couple were married for 44 years.

Lydia was a 1969 graduate of Line Mountain High School.

Lydia attended Zion (Hall's) Lutheran Church, Port Trevorton. She was a member of the Port Trevorton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and was secretary for the Retired Operational Engineers.

Lydia enjoyed cooking, baking, and was known for her red velvet cupcakes. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and making jewelry and stained glass. She loved to travel and enjoyed her trip to Alaska with her husband John and granddaughter Gracie. Lydia loved her own animals and her grandpuppies. She had a deep faith and loved her many friends and family.

In addition to her husband, Lydia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Kenneth Duke Jr.; son, Garrett Gelnett; granddaughter, Gracie Rose Gelnett, who was a very special blessing to her grandmother; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice and Gene Yuslum, Gail and Eric Burrow, and Joann Newman; brother, Rickey Newman; brother-in-law, Elwood Heintzelman; sister-in-law, Lois Gelnett; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwen Christine Gelnett in infancy; sister, Karen Heintzelman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Mildred Gelnett; and two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Albert and Pat Gelnett and Harold and Marcella Gelnett.

There will be no viewing. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at the discretion of the family.

Memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Lydia to a charity of the donors choosing.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Published on March 3, 2018
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