Jeanne Merie Hakler June 10, 1942 - July 5, 2024

Jeanne Merie Hakler, 82, passed away Friday, July 5, 2024, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.  Born in 1942, she was the daughter of Edwin and Kathleen (Hoffman) Gilmore.  She was the loving wife of Michael J. Hakler, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Jeanne was a 1960 graduate of Allentown High School.   Jeanne worked as a bookkeeper for Adams Clothing, after that she started the nursery school at Greenawalds U.C.C.  She would then go on to work at Lehigh Valley Hospital before working as a paraprofessional for the CLIU.  Jeanne was a long-time member of several different U.C.C. churches.  She also taught Sunday School and was a Girl Scout leader.  In her spare time, she loved painting, quilting, and baking.  She also used to be a competitive roller skater, which is how she met Michael.

In addition to her husband, Jeanne is survived by her children Carolyn Ulrich (Greg), Diane Dotterer (Randy Kline), and Sharon Godbarge (Julien), sister Lynn Collins, grandchildren, Brian Ulrich, Alicia Beam, Erin Ulrich, Ashley Goldsborough, Logan Waddell, and Max Waddell, great-grandchildren Kennedy and Olivia.  She was predeceased by her siblings, Edwin Gilmore, Jr., Clyde Gilmore, and Carol Gilmore.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 12, 2024, at Neffs Union United Church of Christ, 5550 PA-873, Neffs, PA, at 11:00 AM.  A viewing will take place from 10-11 in the church. Stephens Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a contribution to your local food bank in Jeanne’s memory.


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