- Local Guide
Alice Mae Zipfel Kahle, 99, a guest at Jefferson Manor in Brookville, formerly of Sigel, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Brookville Hospital.
The daughter of Albert M. Zipfel and Elizabeth Mae Brenneman Ziphel, she was born on June 24, 1914, in Brookville.
In September of 1937 in Strattanville, Pa., she married James Lon Kahle, who preceded her in death in 1976.
Alice worked for Sylvania in Brookville for 17 years and later for Glass Tite Industry in Warren, Pa., and later in Saegertown, Pa., for five years. She also worked as a house cleaner for various people for a number of years, including cleaning the offices of Dr. William Lynch and Dr. Joseph Prusakowski at Family Practice Associates in Brookville.
She was a member of the Sigel United Methodist Church for more than 60 years and a member of the United Methodist Women for more than 54 years. She loved cooking up until the day she passed away, and especially enjoyed visiting with her friends and reading her Bible.
Surviving relatives include a son, Michael Lon Kahle of Sigel, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Max Zipfel (Marion) of Freeport, Pa.; a sister, Anna Geer of Brookville; numerous nieces and nephews; one special niece, Susan Pierce of Brookville; a good friend of her daughter, Harvey McClain; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Tristan Kahle of Cayuga Falls, Ohio.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Lee Neese, who died on Oct. 7, 2013; a grandson, Eric James Kahle, who died on Oct. 11, 2013; two sisters, Louise Lawton and Lucille Orris; and three brothers, Arthur, Charles and David Zipfel.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sigel United Methodist Church in Sigel, Pa., where a funeral service, officiated by Dennis Lawton, will also be held at 11 a.m.
Interment will take place at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Clarington, Pa.
Memorials in Alice's memory can be made to the Sigel United Methodist Church, 8666 Route 959, Sigel, PA 15860, or to the charity of the donor's choice.