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Harriet M. Gatz

November 16, 1933 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 87)


Harriet M. Gatz, 87, of Hughesville, passed away on April 19, 2021 at Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on November 16, 1933, in Montour County, daughter of the late Earl C. and Blanche I. (Plotts) Keiser.

Harriet was a member of Friends Church in Hughesville and both her and her husband were members of the Hughesville Camp Meeting Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J. William Gatz, Sr.; and 11 siblings.

Surviving is her children, Kathy (Paul) Booth, Yvonne Shenuski, Martin (Barb) Gatz and J. William (Shawn) Gatz, Jr.; brother, Harold (Kate) Keiser; six grandchildren, Tamara, Kody, Tonya, Tyler, Sammuel, and Jannelle; 15 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Ariel, Ian, Tyson, Harper, Brynleigh, Olivia, Alaina, Tj, Oceania, Liam, Levi, Luna, Nolen Jacob, and Zadian; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service on Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m., in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Township, with Pastor John Neiswender officiating.

A walk-through viewing will be held on Friday, 10-11:00 a.m., at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Following Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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April 23, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Spitler Funeral Home
733 Broad Strret
Montoursville, PA 17754

Graveside Service
April 23, 2021

11:30 AM
Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Township

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