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Florence "Checkers" J. (Chiodi) Hummel

February 15, 1927 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Florence J. “Checkers” Hummel, 96, of West Lawn, passed away of August 20, 2023.

        She was preceded by her husband of 59 years, Randall L. Hummel in 2006. Florence was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Teresa (Bralle) Chiodi.

        Florence attended Reading High and was a singer with the 1945 Castleaires dance band. She worked in numerous knitting mills and manufacturers in Reading and was a member of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club Auxiliary for over 50 years.

She is survived by her children – Letty A. Hummel of West Lawn, Randall D. Hummel, husband of Sharon (Ettel) Hummel of Maidencreek Township and Robin L. Gibson, wife of Henry H. Gibson of Spring Township. She is also survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She also had a predeceased half brother, Edward Hosler.

        Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Tower Health Hospice. Please remember Florence by contributing to the Olivet’s Boys & Girls Club, 1161 Pershing Blvd, Reading, PA 19611 or the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Hummel family.

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Olivet's Boys & Girls Club
1161 Pershing Blvd., Reading PA 19611

Animal Rescue League of Berks County
58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro PA 19508


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