Jun. 11, 1938 Williamsport Lycoming County Pennsylvania, USA
Jan. 31, 2012 Palmyra Lebanon County Pennsylvania, USA
Abbie Sarah Kettler Briggs, 73, of Palmyra and formerly of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Williamsport on June 11, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Karl Andrew and Ada Mae Hannen Kettler. Abbie retired as a quality assurance technician for the North Central Sight Services, Williamsport. She was a graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College. Abbie enjoyed playing Bingo, arts and crafts, crocheting, video games, and reading. She was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Lee Trimble; and three brothers, Jack Hannen, Richard Kettler, and George Kettler. Abbie is survived by four sons, Richard J. Mistretta of Virginia, Santino J. Mistretta husband of Cyndie of South Williamsport, David A. Briggs, Jr. husband of Kim of Palmyra, and Robert A. Briggs also of Palmyra; a daughter, Kathleen R. Carpenter wife of Dean of Williamsport; a brother, Patrick Kettler of Florida; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 7 PM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. Inurnment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received for a visitation in the funeral home on Thursday from 6 PM until time of the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation , Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.