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Lynn H. Heberling

Sep 16, 2014

Lynn H. Heberling, 88, of Muncy, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at his home.

Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Lewis A. and Florence Blue Heberling. He and his wife, the former Elsie K. Kemrer, celebrated 62 years of marriage on March 22, 2014.

Lynn was a graduate of Muncy High School, Class of 1944 and attended Michigan State University. Following his studies at Michigan State, he served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He would then return home to operate the family farm, with his wife, for over 50 years. Lynn died in the same house as he was born in on the family farm.

Lynn was a member of the Muncy Baptist Church and taught Sunday school there for many years. He also served as a trustee, and held various other positions over the years. Lynn was elected to the Muncy Creek Township board of Supervisors for six years; he served as past president of PA Farmers Association, a member of West Branch Grange and was honored as Conservation Cooperator of the year in 1983. Lynn loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four daughters, Catherine A. (H. Randy) Brooks, of Trout Run, Judith C. (Douglas) Stabler, of Montoursville, Patricia M. (Brian) Ross, of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brenda L. Blue, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Phyllis Moore of Erie; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Lynn was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Heberling; and two sisters, Janice Griggs and Virginia Heberling.

Funeral services were held 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Muncy Baptist Church, 9 W. Penn St., Muncy, with the Rev. Robert W. Rice officiating. Burial followed in Muncy Cemetery, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends called from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family provided the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Muncy Baptist Church Organ Fund, 9 W. Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.