Evelyn T. (Matakonis) Saner, RN, 91, of Shenandoah, passed away Monday evening at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.
Born in Shenandoah, June 3, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Helen Chapley Matakonis.
She was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah, and the former Ashland State Hospital School of Nursing
Prior to her retirement, she worked for the former Locust Mountain State Hospital, Shenandoah, the former Ashland State Hospital and retired from the former Coaldale State Hospital in 1988.
Evelyn was a member of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, the Glover’s Hill Athletic Club Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens, all of Shenandoah. She enjoyed going to casinos and loved playing pinochle with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Saner, in September 1967; two brothers, Albert and Edward Matakonis; and two sisters, Marianne Moyer and Jeanne M. Waiksnoris, RN.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Saner and his wife, Barbara, Harleysville; two daughters, Jo Ann Kershaw and her husband, Robert, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lu Ann Saner, Herndon, Va.; three grandchildren, Karla Amigh and her husband, Steve, and Stephanie Browder and her husband, Krag, both of Dallas, Texas, and Pam Kershaw and her husband, Andrew Thomas, Oakland, Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Katie and Petey Amigh and Nathan and Erin Thomas; two sisters, Florence DelViscio, Lindenwold, N.J., and Dorothy Kline, Philadelphia; nieces and nephews.
Memorial and interment services will be announced at a later date.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.