G. Wesley Sell, 86, musician, teacher and Christian churchman, died June 11, 2017, at his home. He was the husband of Althea N. (Hawk) and celebrated 62 years of marriage June 11. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Alvin D. and Hattie M. (Heffelfinger) Sell.
He was a 1948 graduate of Allen High School, earned his Bachelor of Science in music education from West Chester State Teachers College in 1952.
He honorably served in the U.S. Army Medical Service.
In 1955 he received a master’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois.
Alburtis Area 55+ Seniors meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. Hot dogs will be provided; bring covered dish. Bingo will be played. Many day trips are offered throughout the year. Call 610-966-4996 for more information.
Marjorie I. Klerr, 77, of Emmaus, died June 15, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Peter A. Klerr. Born in Choteau, Mont., she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth McFarland. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Nickole and her husband Michael Cantrell; sister, Marian Thaul; granddaughter, Amber Cantrell.
Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
Jean Esther (Ochs) Koch, formerly of Macungie, died June 13, 2017, at Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Curtis L. Koch. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1999. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Helen (Shafer) Ochs.
She was an active member of the UCC congregation of St. Peter’s Union Church, Macungie.
She graduated from Polk Township High School in Kresgeville and the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing. She loved to serve others in her nursing career and her active membership in many service organizations.
Frances W. (Wetzel) Leibensperger, 102, of Kutztown, died June 12, 2017, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Harold H. Leibensperger. They were married for 62 years, prior to his death July 21, 2003. Born in Macungie, she was a daughter of the late Frank E. and Meda M. (Arnel) Wetzel.
Growing up in Macungie, she became a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she currently was the oldest confirmed member of the congregation.
Linda D. Spess, 62, of Wescosville, died June 14, 2017, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Jeffrey L. Spess. They would have been married for 27 years in August. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Carl Peterson, of Wescosville and the late Lucia M. (Actergal) Peterson.
She worked in the subrogation department at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Allentown, for 32 years until retiring.
She enjoyed vacationing in Europe with her family.