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Henrietta GallupJune 12, 1938 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 79)
Henrietta H. Gallup, of Ringtown, passed Monday, November 27th, 2017.
Born in Shavertown, on June 12, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Ronald Hughes and Hilda (Stevenson) Hughes, of Ringtown.
She was a graduate of the Westmoreland High School in Trucksville, Class of 1956.
Upon graduation, she worked for Dr. Carl E. Hontz in Shavertown as a dental assistant and secretary. She also worked as a secretary for the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, working with the Committee of 100, which worked on securing new industry for the Wilkes-Barre area. One of the first businesses brought to the Mt. Top area was the Everhart-Faber Pencil Company.
Moving to Ringtown in 1958, she worked at the General Cigar Company with her father. She also worked for the Fuller Brush Company. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ringtown, Henrietta was a Sunday School teacher and also served as the secretary for the Sunday School.
She was very active in the Ringtown Valley, including being secretary for the Ringtown Valley Industrial Commission. She was the correspondent for the Pottsville Republican from 1971 until 1992, writing articles about the various organizations in the borough along with many feature articles. She served as secretary for the Ringtown Christmas Lighting Committee since 1971, and she was a member of the Publicity Committee for the 1976 Ringtown Bicentenial Committee, which featured many programs and a huge parade. She also served as an elected auditor for the Borough of Ringtown.
Henrietta loved scrap booking and going on retreats with her scrap booking friends to Dushore. She was last employed by Dr. Raymond Hische, Schuylkill Mall Dental Center from 1986 until her retirement in April of 2017.
In addition to her father, Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband Robert Gallup in 2009, and by her brother Bernard Hughes and her sister in-law, Patsy Hughes.
Along with her mother, Hilda Hughes of Ringtown, she is survived by her children, James Gallup and his wife Ann of Caledonia, MN; and Linda G. Bachman Lauer, wife of Jeff Lauer of Drums.
Surviving are two granddaughters, Ashley, wife of Phillip Hennessy of Newnan, GA and Katie Ann Bachman of Hazleton. Two step grandchildren, John Wolfe, Superior, MN and Elizabeth, wife of Luke, Mankato, MN; a great grandson, Philip Hennessy, a great granddaughter, Madyson Hennessy and three step great grandchildren, Jonathan Wolfe, Anthony Lowe and Madyson Lowe, all of Minnesota.
She is also survived by a sister, Michele, wife of Alan Ross, Douglassville; a nephew Kevin Hughes and his wife Debbie, of Zion Grove; nephew Kyle Ross, Douglassville, a niece Kelsey Ross, Philadelphia; a great niece, Jennifer, wife of Jesse Yencho, RIngtown and a great-great niece Karleigh Burke, all of Ringtown.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Service which will be held on Thursday, , November 30th at 1 PM at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown. A viewing will be held from 10 AM until the time of the service on Thursday.
Henrietta will be laid to rest in St. John’s Cemetery, Ringtown, following the service.
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