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Melba E. Stamm

April 21, 1927 — May 24, 2023

Reading, PA

Melba E. Stamm

 

Melba E. Stamm, 96, formerly of Reiffton, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 3:00 am at Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg.  She was the wife of the late George C. Stamm for 61 years until he passed away September 21, 2011.  Born in Tamaqua, Mrs. Stamm was the daughter of the late Earl J. and Elizabeth (Roberts) Lyons.  She was a 1945 graduate of Tamaqua High School and a proud graduate of Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1948.  She was a Registered Nurse employed by the Reading Hospital in the maternity and pediatric ward and also served as a private duty nurse.  Mrs. Stamm worked for the American Red Cross during the polio epidemic caring for patients treated in the Iron Lung.  She was a member of Nurse Cadet Corp. during World War II and a member of the Alumni Association of Reading Hospital School of Nursing.   Mrs. Stamm was a member of Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reiffton.   She is survived by her children Nancy Kerper wife of Darwin Kerper of Reading; Keith Stamm of Reading; Janet Branch wife of Robert Branch of Schnecksville; Karl Stamm husband of Margaret Stamm of Sinking Spring; her 11 grandchildren Scott Kerper, Mark Kerper, Jill Morgan, Kevin Branch, Ryan Branch, Laura Stamm, Kaitlyn Stamm, Emily McQuiggan, Rachel Minnich, Jessica Violante, Lily Stamm and her 9 great grandchildren Austin Kerper, Andrew Kerper, Estella Kerper, Brooke Morgan, Landon Morgan, Madelyn Minnich, Anna Minnich, Charlie McQuiggan, Eloise Violante.  She is also survived by her former daughter-in-law Sue Stamm.  She was preceded in death by her brother Earl E. Lyons.

Melba will be greatly missed by her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Service will be held at Bean Funeral Home 1605 Rockland Street, Hampden Heights, Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 11:00 am.  Reverend Paul Metzloff will officiate.  Interment will follow at Laureldale Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends at Bean Funeral Home Tuesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Contributions may be made to The Alumni Association RHSN, PO Box 6248, Wyomissing, PA 19610 in memory of Mrs. Melba E. Stamm.  Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com

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