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Gwenllian Elsie Klus

July 30, 1939 — February 25, 2021


Gwenllian Elsie Klus, age 81, of Laporte, PA, passed away on February 25, 2021 at the Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Laporte, PA after a years-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.


          Gwen was born July 30, 1939, in Eagles Mere, daughter of the late Donald H. & Mabel M. Horn Park.  She graduated from St. Basil’s Catholic High School in 1956 and Susquehanna University with a B.A. in Music Education in 1960. It was during her time at Susquehanna that she met her future husband, John Robert Klus. Gwen and John were married on March 25, 1961 after his discharge from the US Army.  John predeceased her on December 24, 2020.


          A lifelong educator, Gwen taught music at several elementary schools in the Watsontown area before teaching full time at Warrior Run Middle School. She later taught Warrior Run AP student’s language and computer skills in the mid-1980 upon completing her Master’s Degree in Education. She continued her passion by becoming a substitute teacher for Sullivan County schools well into her 70’s after retiring to Laporte in 2001.


          Gwen has always been a mainstay in local musical endeavors wherever she lived. She is fondly remembered as the frequent accompanist for Montgomery Area HS choral concerts and musicals and as an active participant in Williamsport theater leagues throughout the 70’s and 80’s. She volunteered as Choral Director for numerous church choirs throughout her lifetime and was an active member of the Dushore Music Club in her retirement.


          She was active in the Methodist church, most recently as a member of the Eagles Mere Federated, and later the Laporte Community Churches.


Surviving: Three Sons: Kenneth (Carol) Klus, of Hollywood, SC;  Allan Klus of Culpeper, VA;  Brandon (Cindy) Klus, of Gainesville, VA;  Six Grandchildren: Julia, Bryson, Cindi, Tonya, Erin, Tyler; and three great grandchildren: Ginny, Kenni, Reilly. Sister-in-laws: D’Arlene Berensman, of Rosslyn, PA, and Kathy Park, of Waco, TX.


Sister: Ruth Hild, of Eagles Mere, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.


          She was predeceased by brothers: Hugh Park of Whitehall, MD; Gerald “Lee” Park, of Eagles Mere, PA; and Ray Park of Waco, TX; sisters: Judith Park;  Sarah “Jane” Beachem, of Stoystown, PA; Ann Hessert, of Tallmadge, OH; and Doris U. Roby of Sayre, PA.



          A Graveside Service for both Gwen and John will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 10:00 AM at the Eagles Mere Community Church, (added this morning) and following at the Eagles Mere Cemetery with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, her former pastor, and the Rev. Chris Long, pastor, officiating.


          Help honor our loved ones with a memorial contribution to an Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701


          Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.


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Saturday, May 29, 2021

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