Freda E. Metzger, 96, formerly of Pennsdale, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, in the The Hillside Assisted Living Community at Montoursville. Born in White Deer, Union County, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 2, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Glenn L. and Waai (Elliott) Bryan.
She was the widow of Foster C. Metzger, who preceded her in death on April 16, 1991.
Freda was employed by the former GTE Sylvania at Montoursville, Pa., for 35 years, retiring in 1974.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Freda is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley M. and Eldon Hilner, Hughesville, Pa., and one daughter-in-law, Sarah Metzger, Huntersville, Pa. She is also survived by six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Freda was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Lou Metzger; one son, Foster G. Metzger; two brothers, Glenn E. Bryan, Charles D. Bryan and three sisters, Dorothy Delsite, Martha Benshoff, Myrtle Hagey.
Graveside funeral services were conducted in the Fairview Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, with Michael D. Hilner, her great-grandson, officiating. The family respectfully declines flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, Pa. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.