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Irene "Mae" (Gaugler) Hampton
January 27, 1924 ~ March 18, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Irene "Mae" (Gaugler) Hampton, 99, of South Williamsport passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Mae was born in South Williamsport on Jan. 27, 1924, to the late Stanley M. and Irene (Tietbohl) Gaugler. She was a life-long member of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport. She was married to the late Herbert C. Hampton for 50 years, until his passing on Aug. 25, 1998.
Mae worked as a secretary for Syntex Fabrics for many years. She loved studying her Bible, doing arts and crafts, and was an accomplished seamstress.
Mae is survived by three daughters, Nancy Steil, of South Williamsport, Kathryn (Dell) Pratt, of Warrensville, and Peggy Lukashunas, of Montoursville; five grandchildren, Daniel (Naomi) Pratt, Christopher (Cheyenne) Pratt, Jennifer (Dave) Gibson, Andrew (Roberto Torres) Lukashunas, and Nathan Lukashunas; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Callie Pratt; stepson, Herbert Hampton; son-in-law, Michael Lukashunas, of Harrisburg; and beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Herbert, Mae is preceded in death by her sister, Sophia Marie Kast; and son-in-law, Theodore Steil.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 Howard Street, South Williamsport. The funeral service will follow, beginning at 11 a.m., with Pastor Amme presiding. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mae’s memory to the Backpack Program for children at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Mae loved flowers, birds, butterflies, and many colors. For the funeral, guests are encouraged to wear something colorful in her honor.
To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.jamesmaneval.com.