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Kathleen H. “Mary” Scheider, 75, a resident at Spruce Manor, West Reading, formerly of Reading, died July 17 at 1:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been a patient three days. Born in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Reimiller) Scheider. Scheider was employed for nine years as a machine operator by the former Jackson Rope Co., Reading, retiring in 1979. Surviving are two sisters, Loretta F. (Scheider) Shifflett and Catherine (Scheider) Leas, both of Reading. Other survivors include two nieces and three nephews. Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Reading, the Rev. Andrew A. Ulincy officiating. Calling hours will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 151 N. Ninth St., Reading, PA 19601. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc., 610-374-0962, www.whelanschwartz.com, is in charge of arrangements.

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