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Mary Kathryn Mertz, 83, of 2 Mifflin Court, Mifflinburg, formerly of Blakeslee and Milton, entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at 12:10 a.m. at her home.
She was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Potts Grove, a daughter of the late Earl Starrett and Bernice (Diehl) Beck. On Feb. 16, 1953, she married Harold L. Mertz who preceded her in death on April 18, 2014.

Mary was a 1951 graduate of Milton High School.
She was employed as an executive secretary for the Milton Borough. She also worked for Milton Manufacturing and International Paper.
She was a member of the Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, Laurelton and a former member of the Business Professional Woman's Club of Milton.
Mary loved walking, bowling, cooking and playing cards. She also loved the beach, the ocean and warm weather.

Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Dann A. and Donna Mertz, of Millmont, and Keith A. Mertz, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki A. and Michael E. Coup, of Mifflinburg; eight grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, Laurelton, with Pastor Larry Siikanen officiating.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., Mifflinburg.
Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 31, 2016
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