Emma M. Temple, 92, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born in Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pa., on Sunday, March 14, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Bessie (Canada) Dewalt.
Emma was the widow of Raymond C. Temple who preceded her in death on May 13, 1999. They were married Oct. 15, 1947, in Maryland. On May 21, 1943, she married Paul Shireman who was killed in action on Sept. 15, 1943.
Emma was a 1939 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School. She was employed by the former Montgomery Mills and had also taught private kindergarten and had also worked at Radke's Jug Milk.
She was a member of the former Christ Lutheran Church at Montgomery where she was a former Sunday School teacher. Emma was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery. She enjoyed canning and cooking and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by three children, Barbara J. Kellerman, Allenwood, Montey R. and Linda Temple, Allenwood, Donna J. and Larry Miller, Montgomery; four grandchildren, Holly (Coy) Reese, Lynn (Jeremy) Bell, Larry (Jenelle) Miller Jr. and Michael Miller; six great-grandchildren, Emily Reese, Madelynn Reese, Leah Bell, Easton Bell, Lily Miller and Alexis Miller; one sister, Alberta Pysher, Montgomery, and two brothers, Edward Dewalt, Montgomery and Lehman Dewalt, Montgomery. In addition to her husbands, Emma was preceded in death by five brothers; four sisters and her son-in-law, Robert Kellerman.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, with Rev. Viking E. Dietrich, pastor of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.