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Katherine M. Boyer Leas, 73, Reading, died March 26, 2007, at 4:20 a.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township, where she had been a patient two weeks. Her first husband, Lawrence E. Boyer, died in 1976. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Reimiller) Scheider. She was a homemaker She was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Reading. Surviving are a daughter, Diane (Boyer) Bailey, in Alaska; and three sons: David S. Boyer (Alice L.), Robesonia; Brian Leas (Yari), Florence, Mass.; and Daniel Boyer, in California. Other survivors include a sister, Loretta (Scheider) Shifflett, (Edward), Reading. There are also five grandchildren: Michael, Stephanie, and Tiffanie Boyer, Sabrina Jackson and Nathan Ramos; six great-grandchildren; three cousins: Joe Scheider, York; Charlie Scheider, Reading; and Barbara Scheider, Reading; a nephew, Wayne Shifflett, Kenhorst; and a niece, Becky Shifflett, Reading. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s RC Church, the Rev. Andrew A. Ulincy, celebrant. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Viewing will be Wednesday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bean Funeral Home, North 16th and Rockland streets, Hampden Heights. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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