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Armella M. Burns

March 7, 1930 December 6, 2018
Armella M.  Burns
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Obituary for Armella M. Burns

Armella M. Burns, 88, of Lehighton passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, PA. She was the widow of Raymond A. Burns, who passed away in 2012.

Born in Weatherly, PA, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur L. and Hannah R. (Eroh) Schnauffer Sr.

A 1948 graduate of Lehighton High School and a 1952 graduate of Kutztown State Teacher’s College, Armella was an elementary school teacher in the Lehighton Area School District for 30 years retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton and a lifetime member of the Carbon County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.

Surviving are a daughter, Rae Ann wife of Dr. Donald Borger of Auburn, three grandchildren, Dr. Amy wife of Benjamin Crouse, David Andreas husband of Shannon and Dr. Craig Borger husband of Victoria; her five great-grandsons, Nathan and Gabriel Crouse; Owen, Evan and Grant Borger; Brother, Wilbur Schnauffer Jr. and sister, Sandra Heine.

Armella was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Timothy Andreas; sister, Dorothy Dotter; brother-in-law, Richard Burns and sister-in-law, Jean Slawson.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at 11AM at Schaeffer Funeral Home 3rd & Alum Street Lehighton with the Reverend Dean Frey officiating, Committal service to follow at Lehighton Cemetery. A calling will be held on Wednesday, December 12th from 10-11AM at the funeral home. Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

Memorials in her name may be sent to Seton Manor Activity Fund Cloister Unit, 1000 Seton Drive Orwigsburg, PA 17961

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11:00 AM 12/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
Schaeffer Funeral Home

300 Alum Street
Lehighton, PA 18235

Committal Service to follow funeral service at Lehighton Cemetery A calling will be held on Wednesday, December 12th from 10-11AM at the funeral home

Schaeffer Funeral Home
300 Alum Street Lehighton 18235 PA
United States

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