Colleen A. Gehr

October 29, 1935June 20, 2020

God has called one of his children home, Colleen "Colly" Ann (Malone) Gehr, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020. She was the wife of the late Clyde S. Gehr, Jr. Born on October 29, 1935 in Harrisburg, PA. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Mahan) Malone. Colly was very proud of her Irish heritage and worked with family members on tracing her family geneology. She loved to sing and had a beautiful singing voice. Colly wrote very moving and emotional poetry and was inducted into the Life International Society of Poets. Colly loved animals and adored her dogs and birds. Surviving are her three children, Mark Chronister (Louise), Lori Thompson (Thomas) and Timothy Chronister; two grandchildren, Michael Thompson and Amanda (Thompson) Kadisak; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Shirley Hughes, Curtis Hughes, James Malone and a great-grandson, William Thompson. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1 pm at Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109. Visitation from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the PAWS of PA, P.O. Box 855, Camp Hill, PA 17001.


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