Lucille Garner

Obituary of Lucille Garner

Lucille E. (Jackson) Garner, 92, of Pottstown, PA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Manatawny Manor. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. Garner.

Lucille was born July 10, 1925 in Pottstown, PA. She was a daughter of the late G. Walter and A. Ada (Smith) Jackson.

She was a graduate of Ursinus College with a BA in Business Economics. She was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and subsequently Hooker Chemical and Occidental Chemical. She retired when the Pottstown plant closed.

She was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church having served on church council and various committees many years. She was a member and treasurer of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and past president of the Pottstown Chapter of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women. Lucille enjoyed reading, crafts, the beach, the theater, traveling and playing bridge and pinochle.

She is survived by one brother-in-law, Charles D. Garner, Sr., husband of Suzanne, Pottstown, PA; two sisters-in-law, Jayne E. Finkbiner, wife of Charles E., Newfoundland, PA and Marie A. Dilliplane, wife of the late Richard E., Pottstown, PA. She is also survived by many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by two sisters-in-law, Janet L. Garner and Jeanne S. Duncan and her husband, Paul E.; and one brother-in-law, Kenneth H. Garner and his wife, Esther M.

A viewing will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 10 – 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 am. Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park. Houck and Gofus Funeral Home Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464 will be handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be in Lucille’s honor to Grace Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at