Eva Kehler

Obituary of Eva May Kehler

Eva May (Schnoke) Kehler, 82, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on July 26, 2022, at Pottstown Hospital. She was the wife of Marvin Kehler Sr., with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.


Born in Pine Grove, PA, on August 26, 1939, Eva was the daughter of the late Clayton and Ruth (Shive) Schnoke.


Eva worked as a dental assistant from 1984-1990 for Dr. Jonathan Holskin in Pottstown. Outside of work, Eva was a faithful volunteer of The Center at Spring Street and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Friendship Hook & Ladder Company, both located in Boyertown. She was also a longtime and active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Pottstown. In her spare time, Eva enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting dish towels, painting ceramics, and canning, but most of all loved the time she spent with her family.


In addition to her husband, Eva is lovingly remembered by her children, Larry Kehler Jr., Linda Salaki, Chuck Kehler; her stepdaughters, Vickianne Ragalyi and Rosemarie Daegele; her grandchildren, Justine Keuter, Jessica Jensen, Crystal Hughes, Atom Kehler, Danielle Pardee, Kevin Salaki, Christin Kehler, Riley Kehler, Madison Kehler, Michael McNelis, Cory Kehler, Celena Dierolf, Ian Kehler, Ivy Kehler, Bradley Kehler, Bethany Ragalyi, Stephen Ragalyi, Amber Thomas, and Alissa Thomas; her great-grandchildren, Aaron Bowers, Bradly Bowers, McKayla Keuter, DeAnna Kelley, Chris Jensen III, Jade Creel, Jerimy Savage, Samantha Brubaker, Logan Kehler, Zakk Hughes, Gabriel Miller, Damian Miller, Jordyn Kehler, Sam Pardee, Gwen Pardee, Tom Pardee, Bella Pardee, Roman Salaki, Zoey Barthel, Holden Barthel, Connor Ragalyi, Sophie Ragalyi, Javon Thomas, Nicholas Thomas, Amaya Leightcap, and Jordan Cox; her sister, Denise Fisher; and many great-great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, Eva is predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Freed; her stepson, Marvin Kehler Jr., her grandson, Jerimy Kehler; and her great-grandsons, Dustin Jensen, Charles Hughes III, and Jaylin Thomas.


A viewing will take place on August 3, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m. A webcast of Eva’s services will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please visit https://houckgofusfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1675/Eva-Kehler/obituary.html#tribute-start and click on the “Webcast” tab to view the webcast. If you have any questions, please call (610) 323-8220.


Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.


Eva had a very generous spirit and donated to a wide variety of charities. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eva’s memory to Animal House Project, 72 Robinson St., Pottstown, PA 19464, or online at https://animalhouseproject.org/.