Thursday, April 2, 2020

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/01/2020

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/01/2020


Jill McElhenny Toter, 63, of Shenandoah Heights, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 1st, while in the company of family members at the home of her daughter, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Jill was born in Mahanoy City, PA on May 16, 1956, a daughter of Florence (Kenvin) McElhenny-Nolan and the late John McElhenny.

She was a graduate of Mahanoy Area, class of 1974.

Jill was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville.

She spent a majority of her working career as the fragrance manager at the Bon Ton in the former Schuylkill Mall before retiring as a production worker at Mrs. T’s Pierogies in Shenandoah, PA.

Jill was the wife of Dennis Toter for 21 years.

Jill is also survived by step-father Edward Nolan, two daughters, Siobhan Walsh of Frackville and companion Derek Schane; Tara Evans and Husband Chris, of Ashland; and a son, Steven Mroczka and wife Pam, of Park Place. She was a devoted and loving “Nanny” of six grandchildren: Emily and Johnny Walsh; Henry and Isla Evans; and Victoria and Evan Mroczka.

A brother, Jack McElhenny and wife Karen reside in Florida.

Graveside services will be private in the St. Canicus Cemetery Mahanoy City.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book, send sympathy cards, or view Video Tribute.


Joyce Ann Magdeburg, 72, Ashland, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday morning surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Ashland she was a daughter of the late Clement and Margaret Todd Utaras. She had been employed as a nurses aide at the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville.

She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Ashland.

She enjoyed her hobbies of crocheting and doing ceramics.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James J. Magdeburg in 2008 also by a nephew Robert Utaras.

Joyce is survived by two sons; James and his wife Renee Magdeburg, Auburn and John J. Magdeburg, her daughter Joy Magdeburg and her boyfriend Richard Schalp, Ashland, her brother Clement Utaras, Deer Lake, her five grandsons; James III, Joshua, Bryan, Richard and Jaxon also by her step-children; Kyle Weidensaul and Rachel Rowley.

Private Funeral and Graveside Services will be held at the convenience of the family.


Ruth A. Moyer, 89, of Orwin, passed away Wednesday, April 1st at the Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center, Tremont.

Born in Kalmia, August 9, 1930, a daughter of the late William and Ida Williard Hoffman.

Ruth was a retired seamstress from the former Manson Wear, Muir.

She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Orwin.

She enjoyed crocheting, doing puzzles and sitting on her front porch.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Marlin Moyer, 1993; two sisters, Ellen Morgan and Shirley Chubb.

Surviving are her son, William Morgan and his wife, Donna; a grandson, Troy Morgan and his wife Kay; two great grandchildren, Drew and Claire Morgan all of Orwin. Two sisters, Ruby Kreiser, Muir and Eva Moyer, Jonestown. Nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held for the immediate family with Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy. Burial will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 427 Dietrich Ave., Tower City, PA 17980. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit

Dale F. Lindner, 84, of Ringtown, passed away Friday evening, March 27th, 2020 at his residence.

As per Dale's wishes, no services will be held.
Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jeanette Mummey, 89, of Zion Grove, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.

Jeanette was born in Weston on November 3, 1930, a daughter of the late Rose (Skoff) and Rueben McGlynn.

She attended the former Rock Glen high school, and worked as a seamstress in the former dress factory in Weston.

Jeannette was a hard working woman, who helped alongside her husband on their family farm.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Zion Grove.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William McGlynn

She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Allen Mummey of Zion Grove, and by their sons, Dennis Mummey, and his wife Kendra, of Zion Grove; Vern Mummey, and his friend Julia Wincek, of Ashley; and Scott Mummey, and his wife Karen, of White Haven.

A brother Philip McGlynn, and his wife Jeanie , of Lake Wallenpaupack survives as do her three grandsons, Dennis Joseph Mummey; Robert Mummey; and Kyle Mummey. Nieces and nephews also survive.

Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, private services for Jeanette's immediate family, followed by burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


These Obituaries are brought to you by
Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory INC.

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