Jennie Elizabeth Muhs
Jennie Elizabeth Muhs was born into the Lord’s eternal rest on her 24th birthday, Oct. 11, 2013. She came into this world Oct. 11, 1989, in Williamsport.
She attended Williamsport schools, ultimately receiving her GED and landscaping certificate from Red Rock Job Corps Center in Lopez, Pa. She had been employed at Rogue River Bookstore in Williamsport and was holding down two jobs at AMC Theatres and Spencer’s in Woodbridge, Va., at her passing. She was planning to study law in the future.
Jennie loved life, animals (such as her dog Radar and cat Gulliver), music (from Beethoven, to The Beatles to punk rock, to her friend MC Chris, to Head’s “Adonai,” to her beloved Nirvana), people, and the arts. Her favorite movies included Empire Records, The Boondock Saints, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. She was a fan of Penn State and Lycoming College football, and of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees. She actively supported equal rights for the LGBT community on a regular basis. She was an advocate for family, friends and those less fortunate, many of whom she helped unselfishly in times of trouble.
She was predeceased by her father, James Derr. She is survived by her mother, Victoria Muhs, of Williamsport; sisters, Monica Muhs (and her significant other, Josh Newnam), of Woodbridge, Va. and Linda Boring, of Williamsport; brothers, Brian Muhs (and his fiancee, Ariel Bower), of Scranton, David Derr (and his wife Danielle), of Williamsport, and Daniel Derr, of Williamsport; step-brother John Allen, of Williamsport; step-father James L. Muhs III, of Williamsport; aunts Sally Leet (and her husband Wayne), of Williamsport and Judy Frear (and her husband Jerry), of Williamsport; uncle Brian Leonard, of Woodbridge, Va.; and many loving cousins, other family members, and friends.
Jennie’s passion was her nieces and nephews who lovingly called her “Aunt Hammie,” including Clara, Eleanor, and Patricia Derr, Isaiah Morse, Wyatt Derr, and Zoey Dean.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at Agape Fellowship, 485 E. Third St., Williamsport, with Pastors Dale Rintelman and Jerry Frear Jr. officiating. There will be no viewing.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Jennie’s name may be made to The Dropkick Murphys’ Claddagh Fund for The Limen House at www.claddaghfund.org.
Submitted by family.