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Geraldine Mae Thayer

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Visitation Location:
Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill, PA

Date: Monday, January 25, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Service Location:
Graveside, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, Gerry requests donations to: Christians United for Israel, POB 1307, San Antonio, TX 78295 ( Or Heart to Heart Israel Orphanage for Girls, 3 College Rd Suite 101, POB 1210, Monsey, NY 10952 (

Geraldine “Gerry” Mae (Metzger) Thayer, 90, of El Dorado Springs, MO, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on January 17, 2016, at Community Springs Healthcare in El Dorado Springs, MO.

Gerry was born in Altoona, PA, to Edward and Edith (Langer) Metzger on April 6, 1925. A graduate of Altoona High School, she retired as assistant manager for AT&T. She was an active member of St. Mark’s and Paxton UMC before moving to MO. She volunteered for “Special Olympics”, Meals-on-Wheels, Girl Scouts, and UMC Easter Egg Fundraising.

Gerry is survived by her daughter Nancy and son-in-law John D. Tallman and granddaughter Grace Mae Tallman of El Dorado Springs, MO; son Donald Thayer, Jr. and wife Sherry; grandson D. Fred Thayer, III and wife Megan; and great-granddaughter Paige of WI. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald F. Thayer, Sr.; grandson Eddie; her parents; sister Jeannette; and brother Ralph.

Interment service was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, in Annville, PA, on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. A memorial service and visitation will be held at Christian Life Assembly, 2645 Lisburn Rd, Camp Hill, PA. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Visitation is at 10:30 a.m. followed by the memorial service, Pastor Shane Wilson officiating.

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