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Leona M. Klem
Died: Nov 1, 2021
Leona M. Klem
 Leona M. Klem, 78, Gilberton, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 1, 2021, at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Born in Gilberton on August 24, 1943, to the late John and Margaret (Lapachinsky) Klem.

She is survived by her sister, Denise, and her brother-in-law, John (Jack) Katulis, Harrisburg, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death my her sisters, Rita Katulis, Eleanor O'Shura, Theresa Zubris and a brother, Joseph Klem.

Leona graduated from Mahanoy Area High School, Class of 1961.   She was a member of the ladies auxiliary for the Continental Hose  Co. # 3, Gilberton.

She was a caregiver for both of her parents until their deaths.  She retired from Hollander Home Fashions, Frackville in 2010.

Leona was proud of her Lithuanian heritage, being a coal miner's daughter and enjoyed eating the ethnic foods served at the festivals in the area.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 8th at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Frackville, with Fr. Brian Miller, pastor. as the celebrant.  Visitation will start at 9:30 a.m. in the church until the time of the mass.  Interment will be in St. Louis Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.
Comments:
Eleanore Dubritsky
#1
November 10th, 2021 11:43 pm
Very sad Leona passed I worked with her at Mark Mfg Co in Frackville. Leona was a nice woman and a fantastic worker she will be missed.
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