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Darlene June (Maurey) Schanley, 77, wife of Daniel R. Schanley of 52 years, of Boyertown, passed away on Wednesday at Reading Hospital.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Myrtle (Mutter) Maurey.
Surviving with her husband is their daughter Bonnie, wife of Timothy Simmons, of Douglassville; three adoring grandchildren, Adrienne Simmons of Douglassville, Matthew Simmons of Springfield, VA, and Brett Simmons of Douglassville; her brother Harold “Butch” Maurey, husband of Peggy of Douglassville and her sisters Anita, wife of William Oxenford of Douglassville, Judy, wife of Gerald Seip of Gilbertsville and Susan, wife of Frank Sancinella of Boyertown. Also surviving are 6 nieces and 3 nephews.

Darlene was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglassville, the Pike Township Sportsmen’s Association and SOAR of the United Steelworkers. She worked for Osan Manufacturing Company in Boyertown and Donuts Galore in Gilbertsville. She loved to follow her grandchildren to their sporting events, was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a diehard Yankee fan.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Rev. Gregory W. Frey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:20AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darlene’s name to ST. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518.

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