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Agnes Church


Agnes Jean “Jeannie” Church, 81, of Middletown, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, at Hospice of Central PA, Carolyn Croxton-Slane Residence. She was the wife of the late Franklin Reinhart Church who died in March 1992.

Her first husband Harry Bowman Staub, died in April 1971.

Born in Meyersdale, she was the daughter of the late Morley and Mildred Hornbrook Burke.  

She was a homemaker, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an avid Indy Car racing fan. She was crowned as Pennsylvania’s first Maple Queen at the Somerset County Maple Festival on March 18, 1948.

She is survived by her five children Joyce Staub Keefer (Barry) of Middletown, Harry “Budd” Staub of Mount Wolf, Jeffrey Staub (Linda) of Carolina Shores, N.C., Patricia Staub Hogan (James “Mike”) of Hershey, and Sharon Church McCall (Loran) of Elizabethtown; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother Arthur Burke; and her loving companion George Lowe.  

Jeannie’s Life Celebration Service was held on Saturday at Coble-Reber Funeral Home, Middletown.  

Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or online at

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