Loa J. Semder

LEWISTOWN – Loa J. Semder, 73, of Lewistown, died at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in the emergency room of the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1940, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur N. and Renna M. (Shank) Mayes.

She is survived by: her husband, H. Paul Semder whom she married on Nov. 28, 1992; her stepchildren, Stacy Fox and husband, Robert, of Centre Hall; Brian Semder and wife, Heidi, of Mechanicsburg; Rodney Semder and wife, Amy, of Lewistown; stepgrandchildren, Cody, Tyler, Logan and Bailey Semder, and Garrett and Heather Fox.

She is also survived by: her sister, Sandra Stott and husband, Edward, of Lewistown; niece, Sunny Jo Murphy and her children, Miranda, Laurel and Jenny and great-niece Taylor; nephew, Douglas Stott and daughter, Teri Jo. Loa’s niece and nephew were like children to her. She was always very happy and was a people person.

She was a graduate of Lewistown High School Class of 1958 and retired from Fisher Electronics with over 40 years of service.

Loa enjoyed shooting pool and was a member of the Mifflin County Pool Association. She was also a member of the City Hook and Ladder and Yeagertown Fire Companies. As well as a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge.

Her funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main Street, Lewistown, with the Pastor Kurtis Swisher officiating.

Her family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Loa’s memory can be made to Rescue Our Furry Friends, 133 N. Walnut Street, Burnham, PA 17009.

Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefuneralhome.com.