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Mary A. Couch


Mary A. Couch, 96, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 4, 2019 peacefully at home.

She was born on September 4, 1923 in Middletown and was the loving daughter of the late George W. and Clara E. (Slesser) Myers.

Mary was a 1942 graduate of Middletown High School. She was a member of Riverside Chapel for many years where she was a Sunday school teacher and was part of the Bible study groups. She was also a member of the Bakers and Confectioners Union and Wesley United Methodist Church, Middletown Mary retired from Hershey Foods Corporation after 40 years. She knew every job there was and could run any machine that was in front of her.

In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene, Charles, and George Jr.; and five sisters, Evelyn, Catherine, Betty, Jane, and Helen.

Mary is survived by her sons, Dr. Terry L. Couch (Sidnye) of Parkland, Florida, and Ronald G. Couch (Peggy) of Palmyra; grandchildren, Terri Linn Gunnell (Luke) of New York, and Lawrence M. Couch (Jill) of Parkland, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Madeline G. Gunnell, and Montgomery T. Gunnell; and sisters, Charlene A. Oakley, and Alda Ryan.

A tribute to Mary’s life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Britt Strohecker officiating. There will be a viewing on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown and a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.

Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to New Beginnings Church.

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