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Mrs. Bernadette Hemler

As originally published on Thursday, July 29, 2004

Mrs. Bernadette (Miller) Hemler, 77, of Kelbaugh Rd., Thurmont, MD, died Wednesday, July 28 at The York Hospital, York, She was the wife of the late Francis "Fritz" Hemler, who died on September 12, 1985.

Born April 10, 1927, in Emmitsburg, MD, she was a daughter of the late Irvin W. and Mary S. Hartdagen Miller.

Mrs. Heeler was employed for 33 years in the food service department at Mt. St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD. She was a member of St. Anthony's Shrine Parish, Emmitsburg, a volunteer at the Emmitsburg Food Bank and at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, also in Emmitsburg.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald F. Hemler and Michael A. Hemler, both of Thurmont; two daughters, Barbara J. Andrew, of Thurmont and Sandra A. Long, of Fairfield, PA; one son-in-law, John Wantz, of Thurmont; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hemler was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda H. Wantz who died on Oct. 5, 1993.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31 from St. Anthony's Shrine Parish, Emmitsburg, with her pastor, the Rev. James Hannon as the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Shrine Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 30 at the Skiles Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg with a rosary at 8 p.m.

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