Mary Lou Kristophel

Mary Lou Kristophel

Mary Lou (Peffer) Kristophel, age 81, died August 1, 2020, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. Mary Lou was born March 14, 1939 to James and Audrey (Baker) Peffer. She married James R. Kristophel on May 29, 1958. He preceded her in death on August 9, 2016. Mary Lou was most proud of her five sons and their families, Mark (Susan) Kristophel, Renfrew, Daniel (Mary Anne) Kristophel, Prospect, Richard Kristophel, Georgia, Steven (Cassie) Kristophel, Harrisville, and Robert (Kim) Kristophel of South Carolina. She had fourteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren with a tenth due August 6 of this year. Mary Lou belonged to Zion Lutheran Church of Harmony from the time she married James. She & Jim enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the United States to visit National Parks. She was an avid reader & played in card clubs. She is survived by her brothers, James Peffer and John (Donna) Peffer, and her sister Annie (Ken) Endler who was by her side throughout her illness. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Wimer, who was also her maid of honor, brother-in-law, William (Carolyn) Kristophel, and her last remaining Aunt, Gyla Schnauffer. In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her sister Shirley, sister-in-law, Susan Peffer, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Ruth Anne Kristophel, brother-in-law Edward Wimer and granddaughter, baby Jessica. The family wants to thank all her friends and family who visited faithfully before her passing. It meant everything to her to be able to say goodbye. The family would like to thank Butler VNA Hospice for all their support and comfort. Funeral celebration will be held in the Social Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 557 Perry Highway, Harmony, Pa, 16037, for family and friends on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 1 P.M. with Rev. Timothy Dawes and Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating. There will be no visitation. Mary Lou will be laid to rest at Zion Lutheran Church cemetery. The family and Zion Church request face coverings & social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary Lou's name to Zion Lutheran Church or Zelienople Library, 227 S. High St., Zelienople, Pa 16063. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. 324 East Grandview Avenue, Zelienople, Pa 16063.
March 14, 1939 - August 1, 202003/14/193908/01/2020
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Mary Lou (Peffer) Kristophel, age 81, died August 1, 2020, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family.Mary Lou was born March 14, 1939 to James and Audrey (Baker) Peffer.She married James R. Kristophel on May 29, 1958. He preceded her in death on August 9, 2016.Mary Lou was most proud of her five sons and their families, Mark (Susan) Kristophel, Renfrew, Daniel (Mary Anne) Kristophel, Prospect, Richard Kristophel, Georgia, Steven (Cassie) Kristophel, Harrisville, and Robert (Kim) Krist...

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Aug
09
Memorial
Sunday, August 09 2020
01:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
557 Perry Highway
Harmony, PA  16037
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The service will take place outside & face coverings are required.
Final Resting Place
Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
Perry Highway
Middle Lancaster Twp., PA 16037
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Zelienople Area Public Library
227 S. High St., Zelienople, PA 16063
Zion Lutheran Church
557 Perry Highway, Route 19, Harmony, PA 16037
(724) 452-8886