Pauline Werner, Bollman worker

By on November 16, 2011

Pauline K. Werner, 95, of Ephrata, formerly of Reamstown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at Ephrata Manor.

She was the widow of the late Ira W. Werner, who passed in 1998. Born in Steelton, Pauline was the daughter of the late Elijah S. and Mary (Shimko) Kireta.

She was a lifelong member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Ephrata, where she was a member of the Legion of Mary.

Pauline was employed at the George W. Bollman Hat Factory in Adamstown for 25 years, retiring in 1979 as a trimmer.

Collecting music boxes was a favorite hobby of Pauline’s.

Surviving are a son: James K. Werner, of Ephrata; a daughter: Patricia A., wife of Perry W. Ansel, of Stevens; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother: Charles Kireta, husband of Fay Kireta, of Enhut.

In addition to her husband, Pauline was preceded in death by a son: William, two sisters: Irene and Mary, and six brothers: Fred, Cyril, Andrew, George, Joseph and John.

A mass of Christian burial was held on Nov. 11 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ephrata. Final commendation and farewell will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

Donations in Pauline’s memory may be directed to the American Heart Association 610 Community Way Lancaster, PA 17603-2395.

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