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Gertrude H. Kinner

Auigust 15, 1923 - December 25, 2020


Athens, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

December 25, 2020



Birth Date:

August 15, 1923

Birth Place:

Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Friday, April 23, 2021 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Gertrude H. Kinner

Gertrude H. Kinner, 97, of Athens passed away peacefully on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Sayre Health Care, Sayre, PA.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jeremiah and Lillian Schnell Anstead; her husband, Donald Kinner; her sister, Mae Christopher; and her brothers, Thomas and Gordon.

Gertrude is survived by her son, Mark Kinner of Sayre; her daughters, Vanessa (Jim) Beardsley of IL and Ann Kinner of Erie, PA; grandson, Ryan (Chasity) Kinner of Pickerington, Ohio, David (Cory) Beardsley of Ithaca; granddaughter, Stephanie (Jeremy) Hopper of IL; great granddaughters, Hannah Kinner of OH, Aubree Kinner of OH and Sadie Kinner of OH; and great grandson, James Hopper of IL; her special friend, Thomas McDermott of New Hampshire; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gertrude was born and raised in Mauch Chunk Pennsylvania and graduated in 1941.  Gertrude worked as a seamstress at Blue Swan from 1941 until her retirement.  She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Gertrude loved to do crafts and crocheting. 

The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to the staff at Sayre Health Care for their compassionate care. 

A time of calling will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A memorial service to honor the lives of Donald and Gertrude Kinner will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Rev. Melinda Artman officiation and burial will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA. For those who are unable to attend, we will Live Stream the service on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at  Memorial donations may be made in Gertrude’s name to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Gertrude’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Beth Stillman twigg
It’s will my deepest sympathy to hear about your Mom. As kids growing up, I adored her and was scared of her at the same time.  I did joy the time I spent are your home.  Be grateful you had plenty of years together. My condolences.

From: Dessa Dunlap
My deepest sympathy to the family.  I had the greatest pleasure of caring for her during the time I was at Sayre. We shared many laughs; which I'll always remember the sound of hers. May God give you peace.

From: Tammy
Dear mark. My heart hurts so much  my deepest condolences to you. Your mom was a fantastic woman the sweetest and funniest person I’ve met  I will miss her always and watching football or hockey and most of all her beautiful smile and how she would speak of you.    Hugs to you  and I’m praying for you at this time

From: Debra Johnson Lott
Mark, Vanessa and Ann. My sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom. I will always remember all of you and can still see her trotting across the street to sit and chat with my mom and dad. They enjoyed her company so much. So sorry it had to happen on a holiday but you are blessed you had her this long. May she Rest In Peace. Always remember the Ann and Hugh street kids.

From: Sandra E Sefcik Was (Winslow)
Vanessa, I remember your Mom when I was there visiting you one day, She was such a sweet lady, and I am so sorry she pass away during the Holiday.  I think about you often and have tryed to look for you on Facebook.  Please know I will keep you and your family in my prayers at this difficult time.. Hugs to you my old friend.    Sandy

From: Regina Allen
Mark and Family, I am so sorry about your mom. The picture in the paper was a very good one of her and how I remember her. Matt and Tim send their condolences slso. Lois Allen

From: Ron Baker
Mark, sorry for the loss of your mother.  Though I may not have been very close to your dad and mother  I believe they both enjoyed life raising you kids. When folks ask me where my house is located on Ann St, I always make a reference to being "three doors down from the Kinner's". You did a great job Mark watching over her in recent years which I know she appreciated very much.

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