Martha S. Kehl

Martha S. Kehl

Martha (Shellaway) Kehl, 92, widow of John H. Kehl, of Zieglerville, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022, at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Perkiomenville, Martha was the daughter of the late Roman Shellaway and Theodora (Takach) Shellaway.

Martha was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bechtelsville. She worked for forty-two years as an office manager for Ehst Custom Kitchens in Boyertown. She was also self employed as a beautician in her own home for more than twenty-five years.

Martha was very active within the church. She was a long-time church choir member and a former church Fellowship Committee member, as well as a former church council member, and a former church Recreation Planning Committee member.

Martha is survived by one son; Randy B. Kehl, widower of Susan, and one daughter; Vicky L. Richter, wife of Fred. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Craig R. Kehl, husband of Carrie, Rebecca R. Jacobs, wife of Brian, Adrienne Searfoss, wife of Craig, Azure Spigelmyer, wife of B.J., and Corey Richter, husband of Christine, as well as eleven great grandchildren: Brynn Kehl, Carter Thomas Kehl, Carter Joseph Searfoss, Grant Searfoss, Jackson Searfoss, Parker Spigelmyer, Beckett Spigelmyer, Tyler Jacobs, Madelyn Jacobs, and Abigail Richter, Gavin Richter, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Martha is predeceased by three sisters; Anna Clara, Amelia, and Elizabeth, as well as five brothers; Anatole, Samuel, Paul, George and Elmer. She is also predeceased by a niece Joan Clauss, and a nephew Alex Shalaway.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 9:30AM to 11:30AM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 1749 S. Main St. Bechtelsville, PA 19505. A funeral service will follow at 11:30AM.

Burial will be in Bechtelsville Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Music Program at the above address or to JDRF Greater Delaware Valley Chapter 555 Croton Rd Suite 111 King of Prussia, PA 19406.


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  1. Vicky and Randy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you celebrate the life of your wonderful mother. She was one of the most important people in my life during my teenage years. And as an adult, whenever I went to a church service at Trinity, we always found each other for a quick hug and hello. She was a special lady!
    Holding you all in the Light,

    Debbie Stauffer

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