Ida Mae Lutz Blankenhorn, 78, of Reedsville, Wayne Township, passed away Sunday, April 28th, at home surrounded by loving family.
Born in Wayne Township on January 8, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marian (Reed) Lutz.
She married her devoted husband, Wayne H. Blankenhorn on May 26, 1962, and spent 56 years building a family together.
Ida was a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Class of 1958. She served as class treasurer for numerous class reunions.
She was formerly employed as an administrative secretary for the Schuylkill County Courthouse and the Penn State Agricultural Extension Office.
Ida was a lifelong member of Reedsville Bethesda Evangelical Congregational Church, where she was a former member of the choir.
She was also a member of the Cressona Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, having served as past Worthy Matron from 1976 to 1977.
Ida's greatest joys were found with her family. She enjoyed crocheting, crafting, and baking for those she loved. Ida also enjoyed reading, travelling, and cheering on her favorite sports teams, especially those that included her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Carrie Hepler, and brothers, Elmer, and Paul Lutz.
Ida is survived by two daughters, Denise Blankenhorn wife of David Albertini, Cressona, and Melinda Davidson and her husband, Mark, Spring Hill, TN, grandchildren: Julie Drummer and husband, Kyle, Hayes, VA, Aaron, and Zara Albertini, Cressona, Kai, and Olivia Davidson, TN, and two great-grandchildren: Ella Mae and Freya Drummer, as well as a sister, Esther Heisler, Gilbertsville, PA, and a brother, Lewis Lutz, Wayne Township.
A viewing will be held Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Bethesda Evangelical Congregational Church of Reedsville.
A Religious Service will be conducted at Bethesda Evangelical Congregational Church of Reedsville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th, with Rev. Mark Brooks officiating. Additional time for viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.
Interment will follow immediately at Reedsville Cemetery.
At the family's request memorial donations in Ida's memory may be forwarded to Bethesda EC Church Memorial Fund 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.
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