Edith M. Hebel
Edith M. Hebel passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at The Oaks at Pleasant Gap.
Born August 11, 1924 in Sayreville,
NJ, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Emma Schmidt Wegner.
Surviving are sons Donald (Lynette) of Lanse, Thomas (Barbara) of Perkasie and daughter Ann (Thomas) of Berrysburg, 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 10 greatgreat grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband Rev H. Lee Hebel, parents Rudy and Emma Wegner and foster son Ernest Smith, his wife Hilda (Sis) and their infant son, Lee.
Mrs. Hebel graduated from New Brunswick High School in New Jersey. She served 22 months in the U.S. Navy (Women’s Reserve) during World War II. She was a 1949 graduate of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove PA, and served on its Board of Directors 1981 to 1986.
On May 29, 1949, she wed H. Lee Hebel in New Brunswick, NJ. She and Pastor Hebel lived in the Karthaus area on three occasions for a total of 49 years, Bedford County seven years, Hagerstown two years, and Perkasie eight years. While living in Perkasie, Mrs. Hebel held administrative positions with the Pearl S. Buck Foundation in Adoption and Support Programs for Amerasian children during the Vietnam War.
As a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, she served in various capacities in the congregations, Conferences, and Synods in each place she lived, especially in Lutheran Women’s Organizations. Among her special interests were the promotion of Christian Peace and Justice, Care of Creation and Nature with special concern for the Susquehanna River, Church Camping, World Hunger, and serving as coordinator of the Allegheny Synod Hunger Appeal for a number of years. She also coordinated the Quehanna Area Trails Club from 1993 to 2005.
There will be no public viewing at Edith’s request. A private family burial will be held at Liverpool Cemetery. A Memorial Service at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Karthaus, PA will be scheduled at a later date by the family.
Memorial gifts may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Karthaus for the Building Fund or World Hunger Appeal.
Arrangements are under the care of Johnson Funeral Home, Grassflat.