ELIZABETHVILLE • Irene E. Gessner, age 88, of Dallas, formerly of Berrysburg, Pa., passed away peacefully, Nov. 6, 2019, at Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 28, 1931, in Millersburg, the daughter of the late Charles and Jennie (Jury) Leitzel. She was the widow of David L. Gessner. She was a member of Peace UCC, Berrysburg. Irene was involved with the Girl Scouts for more than 25 years. She was a member and past president of The Farm Women, a PTA member and served on the Berrysburg Borough Election Board for many years. She enjoyed participating in card clubs, bowling leagues, relaxing with her needle point and spending time with her family. She also treasured time camping, traveling cross-country with her family, until she and her husband settled down at “Pittmans” in Perry County. She is survived by her children: Cynthia Troutman, Clearwater, Fla.; David R. Gessner, Gratz; Jennie (Dale) Metzgar, Shavertown and Norma (Gary) Graeff, Millersburg; brother, Park Leitzel (Anita), Herndon; nine grandchldren: Susan (Dave) Machamer, Sandra (Dennis) Scheib, Dawn Ezell, Steven (Kimberly) Troutman, Park Gessner, Marla (Kevin) White, Michelle Sowga, Jennifer Bryan and Naomi (Jeramie) Anderson; 16 greatgrandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. There will be a viewing at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Ltd, Elizabethville Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, from 10-11 a.m. Services will start at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax. Memorial donations may be made to Peace UCC, P.O. Box 268, Berrysburg, PA 17005. Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd., Elizabethville is handling the arrangements. To sign the guest book, go to minnichfuneral. com To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Irene Gessner, visit the Tribute Store.
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