Mary Kehl

Obituary of Mary Jane Kehl

Mary Jane (Ludy) Kehl, 90, of Upper Pottsgrove Twp., PA, passed away on March 14, 2022, at Sanatoga Center. She was the wife of the late Albert K. Kehl Sr., who passed away in 2016.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on October 9, 1931, Mary was the daughter of the late Morgan and Lizzie (Moser) Ludy.


In her younger years, Mary worked at her brother’s bakery, Ludy’s Bakery, which specialized in selling apie cakes. The cakes were popular throughout the whole town. Her main career began in 1965, when she started her role as packer and inspector for Kiwi Shoe Polish Co. in Pottstown, PA, for 24 years, until she retired in 1989. Outside of work and raising her family, Mary was a faithful member of Hopewell Community Church, where she was active in the Women’s Ministry. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, reading Amish books, gardening her flower beds, and crocheting. Mary crocheted hundreds of blankets over the years and generously donated them to the Genesis Women’s Clinic and the Southeastern Veterans’ Center. Most of all, Mary will be fondly remembered for her faith in Jesus Christ. 


Mary is lovingly remembered by her children, Barbara Shafer, Albert (& Connie) Kehl Jr., Bruce (& Pam) Kehl, Keith (& the late Cheryl) Kehl, and Renee (& the late Robert) Moyer; and her 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Harry, Ambrose, George, Warren, and Abraham; and her sisters, Gertie and Mabel.


A viewing will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Hopewell Community Church, 1130 Commerce Dr., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place after the service at Limerick Garden of Memories, 44 E. Arcadia Dr., Limerick, PA 19468.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Hopewell Community Church for the Women’s Ministry. Please see the address listed above.


Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at