We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Watsontown Location
Gladys T. Klapp, 84, of Watsontown, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Watsontown Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born November 22, 1937, in Delaware Twp., Northumberland Co., she was the daughter of the late Ward W. and Thelma (Brown) Truckenmiller. On February 10, 1956 she married her high school sweetheart and life-time love, Samuel R. Klapp and together they celebrated 53 years of marriage until his passing on February 4, 2010.
Gladys was a 1955 graduate of Watsontown High School. She was self-employed, owning Klapp Accounting since 1982 and performed notary services out of her home since 1967. She was an elder and past treasurer of First Presbyterian Church, Watsontown. Gladys joined the Watsontown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 282 in 1956 and was a past matron.
She was a charter member and treasurer for over 25 years of the Watsontown Area Business Association which was formed in 1983. Gladys was a member of the Watsontown Guild, and was a charter member and past president/treasurer of the Watsontown Lioness Group. She was also a member of the Warrior Run Fort Freeland Society.
She is survived by her son: Steven R. Klapp and his wife Denise, of Watsontown; four grandchildren: Sarah K. Starr, Gretchen J. Starr, Ashley R. Starr, and Brandon R. Klapp; two great-grandchildren: Jacob and Ethan Shoemaker; one brother: Earl Truckenmiller; and two sisters: Myra Cunningham and Natalie Teuful.
In addition to her parents and husband, Sam, she was preceded in death by her daughter: Rebekah K. Amato; one sister: Betty Bower; and three brothers: Donald, Robert, and Fred Truckenmiller.
Family and friends are invited for a viewing from 11 am to 1 pm on Friday, May 27th at First Presbyterian Church, 401 Main Street, Watsontown, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm with Pastors Tim Truckenmiller and John Teufel, officiating. Burial will follow in Watsontown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations in her memory be made to Warrior Run Area Fire Department, PO Box 8, Watsontown, PA 17777.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com