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Kathryn Naugle


On May 25, 2019, Kathryn Naugle finally got her final wish and is headed to Mt. Tunnel. At 101 years old she was preceded in death by so many, but more specifically her parents, George and Alice (Rineer) Means, five brothers, Horace, Donald, George Jr., Jack, and Marvin, two sisters, Blanche and Esther, daughter Alice Ann Cooper, and her son, Norman R. Means. Kathryn’s loving, feisty, and stubborn spirit will be missed by so many loved ones that she has touched on this earth. Those who will miss her most are her daughter, Gloria Jean Poulos, wife of Charles, and six grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren that are spread across the United States.

Kathryn worked for Roughware Clothing Company in Middletown for 39 years until retirement at age 62, because she didn’t think she was going to live much longer. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Moose Lodge, American Legion, and Veterans of Elizabethtown.

The secret to Kathryn’s long and active lifestyle was her carefree diet. Some of her favorites were pork BBQ sandwiches and cheese fries from Twin Kiss, donuts in all shapes and sizes, butterscotch Krimpets, potato soup from Rockwell’s, hot roast beef sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy from Gus’s, peanut butter eggs, and a cold Mexican beer.

Kathryn was always giving advice to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The advice that touched them most was “if you can’t be good, be careful. If you can’t be good, take me with you,” “marry a rich man” and “girls are like street cars, another one will be along in 10 minutes.”

Kathryn’s family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the exceptional staff at Masonic Village for their kind, compassionate care for not just Kathryn, but her family as well.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Market St,, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, with Chaplain Peter Ogilvie officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Tunnel Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Masonic Village Hospice, 1 Masonic Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

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