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Grace E. Kirby

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Grace E. (Entenmann) Kirby, 98, of Macungie, died Jan. 3, 2019, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Horace E. Kirby. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Rebecca (Mentz) Entemann.

She was a graduate of Philadelphia Business College and worked at Quaker Lace Co. as a billing clerk. She moved to Allentown in 1941 and worked briefly at Hess’s department store and moved to the farm in 1945. She worked as a secretary in the law offices of Coleman and Hyman for several years and then as a bookkeeper for Atty. Irving W. Coleman for 15 years. She worked at Re/Max Town and Country as a bookkeeper until retiring in 2013.

She was a member of Solomon’s U.C.C., Macungie where she taught Bible School in her younger years and sang in the choir for many years.

She was a charter member of GFWC Woman’s Club of Macungie, Macungie Fire Co. Auxiliary, AARP Chapter 4250, Lower Macungie Senior Citizens, charter member of Macungie Institute and Lehigh County Historical Society, charter member of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Foundation and many other charitable organizations.

She was devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping, word games, playing cards and entertaining family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor “Ellie” Raudenbush; grandson, Ronald “Chip” Keller and his wife Arlene; granddaughter, Rebecca and her husband Dominic Martino; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Brett, Peter, Luke and Elizabeth Keller and Jessica and Kayla Greiss and Crocifisso “Cross” Martino; great-great-granddaughter, Addison Keller. She was predeceased by brothers, Lloyd L. and Elmer W. Entenmann.

Contributions may be made to Solomon’s U.C.C. or to the Macungie Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 114, Macungie, 18062.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 12 in Solomon’s U.C.C., 82 S. Church St., Macungie. A viewing will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12 in the church.