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Erma L. (Brown) Phreaner

June 21, 1931 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 89)


Erma Louise Phreaner, 89, of Palmyra passed away peacefully Monday, January 11, 2021 with her family by her side.


Born June 21, 1931 in Lebanon, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Polly Matthews and the widow of Kenneth P. Phreaner since July 2018 after 65 years of marriage.  The last of her immediate family, Erma was also preceded in death by sisters Pauline Kemper and Elizabeth Grumbine, brother Paul Matthews and half brothers Frank and Henry Matthews. 


A graduate of Lebanon High School and member of Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra, she retired from Kraft Foods with 15 1/2 years of service.


Surviving are her daughter Ann Marie Zehr (Wayne) of North Myrtle Beach, SC; son Kenneth W. Phreaner of Palmyra; and grandson Jordan D. Zehr of Houston, TX.


A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Grand View Memorial Park, Annville.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to her church, 11 West Cherry Street, Palmyra, PA 17078.


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Graveside Service
January 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Grand View Memorial Park
500 N. Weber Street
Annville, PA 17003

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