P. Dean Homer Funeral Home
J. Jeffrey Homer, Supervisor
1 Grovedale Lane
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania 18853
Tel 570 746-1444 Fax 570 928-8116
Kathryn Mildred Kuhnle Huffman, age 86, passed away October 11, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor. Kathryn was the second daughter of the late William Henry Kuhnle and Blanche Mildred Messersmith Kuhnle born on November 26, 1927. She was the granddaughter of the late William Frederick and Elizabeth Schwoerer Kuhnle on the paternal side and the late Henry William Messersmith and Clara Heverly Messersmith on the maternal side.
She grew up on the family farm in Wilmot Township in Bradford County. She enjoyed working with her father in the fields, milking and using the draft horses. She would recount the happy memories of the battery radio, canning, sewing, harvest time and a member of 4-H.
She attended the one room Saxer School that was located very near her home and graduated from Dushore High School in 1945. She worked one winter at the Endicott Johnson baby shoe factory in Owego, NY, and another winter at Artistic Card Company in Elmira, NY, and one winter delivering bottled milk in Dushore.
On April 3, 1948 she married Lloyd Stanley Huffman of Wyalusing, the man she fell in love with at the Colley Grange Square Dances. They continued to dance for 66 years. They set up house in the Welles’ tenant house for 3 years, next on Route 6 for 40 years and then had a home built on Homet Heights. They had 5 children. She is survived by children Nanette Huffman, married to James Good, and grandchildren Melinda, Erica, Brianne and Jared Good. William Huffman married to Ruth Kerley and granddaughter Laura Huffman married to Travis Hoffman and great grandson Jason Hoffman. Adele Huffman married to Charles Hix and grandchildren Jeffery, Kristyna and Kevin Hix. Janet Huffman married to Thomas Nowak. David Huffman who has predeceased his parents. She is also survived by a sister Helen Kuhnle Fiester and husband Fred, a sister in-law Marilyn Huffman Kneller and husband Larry, and Margaret Huffman and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kathryn was a lifelong member of the St. John’s Lutheran Chapel of Wilmot, a part of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, helped with summer Bible School, was treasurer for Women’s Working Society, and helped with the annual Ham dinner and summer picnics.
While her children were growing up she was a Cub Scout leader, helped with Girl Scouts, was a member of the PTA and Band Parents. She loved to quilt, and all family members have their keepsake quilts. She spent leisure time camping with her family. In later years she and Lloyd enjoyed going on cruises, bus trips, and flying with groups around the US and abroad.
After her children had been put through college she devoted her time to Lioness, proudly being named Lioness of the Year, volunteered at the Senior Center doing PEPPI classes for continued mobility, was a Guthrie Hospice volunteer for over 10 years, a member of AARP, Senior Citizens and ran the chicken barbeque booth for the Wyalusing Firemen’s Carnival for over 40 years. Through all of those years she was a Stanley Home Products dealer for over 50 years. She also worked tirelessly beside Lloyd to make available Al-a-non and AA meetings in this area.
Kathryn was predeceased by a foster brother, Henry Huffmaster who died on the Anzio Beach Head in 1942 and a son David Huffman and her husband Lloyd.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at St. John’s Chapel in Wilmot on Kisner Road with the Reverend Phyllis A. Pelletier officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery following the service.
Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Wyalusing on Friday October 17th from 4-7 PM.
Memorial contributions can be sent to her church St John’s Chapel, c/o Stacy Kaufmann, 1480 Wilmot Road, New Albany Pa 18833 and or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.
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