Verna Glass, 93, Bollman worker, helpd start library

By on May 30, 2012

Verna M. Glass, 93, of Adamstown, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, in Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon.

She was born in Robeson Township, Berks County, a daughter of the late Victor and Emma Rose (Blankenbiller) Hicks. Her first husband, C. Frederick Glass Sr., died Sept. 25, 1977, and second husband, Elmer L. "Brush" Glass, died July 22, 1994.

Verna was a Shillington High School graduate and worked for Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown, as a secretary-bookkeeper. A member and altar guild worker of Peace United Church of Christ, she helped charter the Adamstown Library, was a member of Adamstown Woman’s Club and Hilltopper’s Senior Group of Gouglersville. She loved playing cards and the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and traveling.

Surviving are a son: C. Frederick Glass Jr., husband of Madeline (Henly), of Pine Bush, N.Y.; a daughter: Mary E., wife of John W. Bernstel Jr., of Adamstown; grandchildren: Stacy, wife of Jay Burkey; Karen, wife of Jimmy Dorsey; Andrew, husband of Susan Glass; and Benjamin, husband of Beth Glass; and great-grandchildren: Madison, Nichole, Tiffany, Adrian, Leanna, Sahna and Benny; a step-daughter: Sandra Reitz; and step-son: Lawrence M., husband of Judy Glass Sr., both of Mohnton; step-grandchildren: Larry Jr., Michael, Tyler and Diane Glass and Lori Hoffert; and six step-great-grandchildren: Siblings, Ethel Yerger, Mildred Becker and Brook Grubb, predeceased her.

A memorial celebration of life will be held on June 15 at 11 a.m. from Peace United Church of Christ, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver, PA 17517, with her pastor, the Rev. William E. Hoch, officiating.

Kindly omit flowers; contributions may be made to Adamstown Library, Box 356, Adamstown, PA 19501 or Hospice of Lancaster County, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Good Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Reamstown, is honored to be serving the Glass family. For more information, visit

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