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Valdessa I. (Corson) Stuempfle, age 90, 205 Edgar Ave., Bloomsburg, died at 6:15 p. m. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she was a patient.
Born in Williamsport on Nov. 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Irene M. (White) Corson. She was a 1947 graduate of Williamsport High School and a resident of Bloomsburg since 1973.
Dessie was employed by the former Bell Telephone Co., in Williamsport as a switchboard operator prior to her marriage
An active member of St. John Lutheran Church, Espy, where was a member of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). She also belonged to the Danville Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); American Legion Auxiliary; the Bloomsburg Hospital Auxiliary; and was a life member of the Espy Fire Co. Auxiliary and of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Dessie was an active volunteer for many groups, including the American Red Cross; Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; and the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. She was a former Girl Scout leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, E. Ray Stuempfle on Jan. 17, 2010; two brothers, Eugene J. Corson and Richard Kohlberger.
Dessie is survived by a son, Rev. Richard R. Stuempfle, and his wife Cindy of York; three daughters: Sharon I., wife of Steven Weaver, Brick, N.J.; Nancy R. Dincher, Williamsport; Ellen L., wife of Charles Rubenstein, Bloomsburg; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Freda M. , wife of Vern Pidcoe of Jeffersonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 4 p. m. in St. John Lutheran Church, 2575 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg (Espy) with her pastor, Rev . Gordon E. Smith, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge. The family will receive friends from 3:30 - 4:00 p. m.
In lieu of flowers, friends may remember Dessie with a contribution to either the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg or St. John Lutheran Church, 2575 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
St. John Lutheran Church
2575 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg PA 17815
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
226 Center St, Bloomsburg PA 17815