Marie A. Schiffgens
Marie A. (Hemmerle) Schiffgens, 78, of Red Hill, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of George J. Schiffgens, celebrating 59 years of marriage on November 7, 2012.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Thomas) Hemmerle.
Marie was a member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship and was an active mother, enjoyed camping and fishing with her two boys, ceramics with friends and church activities with her sweetheart of 60 years, George. Her career was with various businesses as a secretary and assisting George with his art studio endeavors.
Surviving, along with her husband, are two sons, Joseph H. Schiffgens and wife, Lorie, of Lansdale and The Honorable David H. Schiffgens and wife, Rosemary, of Red Hill, four grandchildren, Danielle Shiffgens, Brianna Schiffgens, Catherine Allen and Nicholas Schiffgens, and four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Robbie Allen and Grace and Julianna Schiffgens.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 2788 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA 18073 with Rev. Jay Miles, Associate Pastor officiating. A private interment was held at Rosedale Memorial Park, Bensalem, PA. Family and friends were invited to a visitation from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at church.
Arrangements are entrusted to Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville. Share memories and offer condolences to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.
The family requests memorial contributions in her memory to the church at the above address.