Emma Geraldine "Gerry" Gerhart

October 12, 1934 - June 4, 2020
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Obituary

Emma Geraldine Gerhart, 85, formerly of Kenhorst, passed away June 4, 2020 at 12:50 AM at Phoebe-Berks Healthcare Center where she was a guest since July 2017. She was the wife of the late Denton E. “Bench” Gerhart who passed away August 14, 2014. They celebrated 59 years of marriage prior to his passing. Born in South Heidelberg Township, she was a daughter of the late Daniel L. Hoppman, Sr. and Mary C. (Auman) Hoppman. Gerry was an assistant librarian at the Governor Mifflin School District for 32 years. A member of Zion E. C. Church, Mohnton, she enjoyed vacationing at Stone Harbor, NJ, and Maine. She loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her son – Scott E. husband of Cindy Gerhart, Oley, her grandchildren – Kyle A. husband of Holly Gerhart, St. Charles, IL, Morgan S. Gerhart, Los Angeles, CA, her great grandchildren – Avery J. and Reed A. Gerhart, her siblings – Daniel L. Hoppman, Jr., widower of Louise, Wernersville, Ruth Ann, wife of Paul C. Moyer, Robesonia, Jon R., husband of Elsa Hoppman, Robesonia, many nieces & nephews and great nieces & great nephews. She was predeceased by her son Mitchell A. Gerhart (Nov. 15, 2014) and survived by Mitch’s wife Sandy Gerhart, Mohnton, brother Donald J. Hoppman (2014) and survived by Donald’s wife Marlene Hoppman, Sinking Spring, and sister Mary L. Dreibelbis (1995) and survived by Mary’s husband Stewart Dreibelbis, Wernersville. Funeral services will be private for family officiated by Pastor Robert Shuey. Interment in Mohnsville Cemetery, Mohnton. Funeral will be webcast on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Go to www.kleefuneralhome.com, Emma Geraldine Gerhart obituary and click on webcast. Family requests NO flowers be sent, please remember Gerry by making a contribution to Dementia Society of America, 114 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Gerhart family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Service Information

Date: Monday, June 8, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Funeral Service will be webcast and officiated by Pastor Robert Schuey


Cemetery Information

Mohnsville Cemetery

Address:

310 W. Madison Street
Mohnton, PA 19540

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Donation Information

Dementia Society of America

114 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

 

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Born: October 12, 1934
Died: June 4, 2020

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Sherry and Brian Dreibelbis posted on 6/8/20

Our deepest and loving sympathy for Aunt "Gerry" Gerhart. Gerry was a very loving person, touching the hearts of many students and faculty at the Governor Mifflin Library for (32) years, and in the Kenhorst Community. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Sister. The Hoppman family was, and remains very tight-knit, and loves within our family, as well as outside our family. Those were the values our grandparents, Daniel and Mary Hoppman taught their children, and they passed those values onto the rest of our family. "Love is not love until it is shown"... Aunt Gerry showed LOVE ALWAYS TO EVERYONE throughout her life. God welcomed you into heaven with open arms, GOOD and FAITHFUL SERVANT. We love you, Sherry and Brian Dreibelbis

 

Marcia Kaplan posted on 6/7/20

My condolences to everyone! Aunt Geraldine was very special to me. She always encouraged me in my studies during college and later in my professional career. After my Mother (her sister- Mary) passed in 1995 she took me under wing calling frequently to check in. She took a wonderful interest in my daughters celebrating them during the holidays with beautiful hard cover books which always included a handwritten heartfelt message. I have kept all of her books and will pass them onto my daughters when they have children. Her message of the importance of reading to your children will live on. Aunt Geraldine I love you and will miss you. You will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace.-

 

Marcia Kaplan posted on 6/7/20

My condolences to everyone! Aunt Geraldine was very special to me. She always encouraged me in my studies during college and later in my professional career. She took me under her wing when my Mother passed and always made special efforts to celebrate my daughters during the holidays with wonderful hard cover books which always included a special handwritten note in the inside cover. I have kept all of her books to pass on to my daughters when they have children. Her message of the importance of reading to your children will live on. I love you and will miss you Aunt Geraldine! You always live on my heart. May you rest in peace.

 

Karen posted on 6/7/20

My condolences to everyone! Gerry was a wonderful person and special friend to me! She was always there for my son getting I spy books when he was in kindergarten. I’ve known her a long time. I’m the dental assistant from Doctor Leddy’s office. I loved to see her come in and get a big hug and smile. I will miss you a lot! Love Karen

 

Karen Rimby posted on 6/7/20

My condolences to everyone! Gerry was a wonderful person and special friend to me! This is Karen her dental assistant from doctor Leddy’s office. I’ve known her for a long time! She took special care of my son with getting I spy books when he was in kindergarten. Her smile was catching and I loved her hugs! I will miss seeing her! Love Karen

 

Cynthia Pipkin posted on 6/7/20

I worked with Gerry for many years at Cumru School. She was always cheerful, kind and SO helpful! She was truly a blessing and was sorely missed when she retired! She and her family are in my prayers. Cindy Pipkin

 

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