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Mary Ann K. Link

Mary Ann K. (Kilker) LinkMary Ann K. (Kilker) Link, 71, of Lost Creek, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Washington, Pa., June 2, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Carduff) Kilker.

She was a 1964 graduate of the former Shenandoah Catholic High School.

Mary Ann was formerly employed at the Schuylkill County Department of Public Welfare, Pottsville, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, and the Schuylkill County Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Pottsville. She was last employed as the manager of the Coal Street Village Apartments, Shenandoah, having recently retired. In addition, for many years, she was elected and served as the West Mahanoy Township Tax Collector. She was also the former proprietor of the former Coal Street Cafe, Shenandoah.

Mary Ann was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Mary Magdalene Church, Lost Creek, where she actively volunteered her time and talents for the benefit of the church. She was the secretary of the Shenandoah Rotary Club. She was also a member of the former West End Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Lost Creek.

She was a talented craftmaker, especially with wreath designs. She was well known for her cake-baking and decorating skills. Mary Ann was proud of her Irish heritage. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her former husband, Joseph W. “Greb” Link.

Surviving are two daughters, Lorianne Link, Lost Creek, and Mary Jo Link and her daughter, the love of Mary Ann’s life, her granddaughter, Isabella, Lost Creek; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir’s Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah. Interment will follow in the Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Rotary InternationalRelatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the scholarship fund for her granddaughter, Isabella Link-Spiess, c/o M&T Bank, 2 S. Main St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ann K. Link Has 5 Condolences Posted:

  1. Jeannie Flaim says:

    Dear MaryJo,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. May you find comfort in good memories of happier times.
    With My Deepest Sympathy
    Jeannie

  2. Brenda Drake says:

    Mary Jo, Loriann, and Isabella; my deepest sympathies to you. Your Mother was a wonderful person with a great personality and a smile for everyone. I will miss her terribly and her asking……. “Do ya think”??????

  3. Kim Webb says:

    So very sorry to hear, I worked with Mary Ann for many years at TM and absolutely loved her beautiful spirit. What a wonderful lady she was and will truly be missed.

  4. Trudy Berklite says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. As you know, she was a remarkable lady. She thought the world of you three girls. When she talked about you her face would light up with so much pride and joy! Thoughts and prayers to you all!

  5. Theresa McDowell says:

    Please accept sincere condolences from all of Mary Ann’s friends and co-workers at TM Associates Management. We will remember Mary Ann’s smile and dedication to her residents. We will miss her.