Grace A Birth , 87, of 1702 Red Lane , Danville, PA went to be with her Lord
and Savior on Monday, February 28, 2011. She was born October 30, 1923 in
Berwick PA, the daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Whitmoyer) Keller.
Grace attended grade school in Berwick PA, after which her family moved to
Sweet Valley where she attended Lehman High School. She graduated from
Mifflinville High School in 1941.
Grace was married for 66 years to the late John C. Birth, Jr. of Broadway
who preceded her in death on May 3, 2010. They were married February 11,
Grace worked at Multiplex in Berwick, and as head cook at the Danville
Junior High School for 17 years. She was especially well known as the “pie
lady”, making pies and pastries at the Pine Barn Inn for over 8 years. She
sold baked goods to many Danville homes, and ran her own catering business
for about 10 years in the local area. Her last employment was at the
Danville State Hospital from where she retired in 1986.
Grace was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ in Bloomsburg for
over 60 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in
Danville. Grace enjoyed baking, canning, and gardening at her farm in
She is survived by four sons and their wives, Duane L. and wife Sharon of
Bendertown, PA; Edwin E. and wife Ann of Havre de Grace, MD; Robert E. and
wife Lorraine of Millville, PA and Scott L. and wife Diane of Effingham,
NH. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and nine great
grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Myron Keller of Bloomsburg PA
and several nieces and nephews. Grace was preceded in death two brothers;
Warren and Harold, and two sisters; Martha White and Mary Arnold.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, March 5th,
2011 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Visneski Funeral Home 10 West Mahoning
Street Danville PA. Burial will be private in Elan Memorial Park Bloomsburg
PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made
in the name of Grace Birth to the Bonham Nursing Home Activities Fund at 477
Bonnieville Road Stillwater PA 17878.