Thirza L. (Roadarmel) Strause, 92, of Mount Penn, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Mifflin Center. She was the wife of Richard L. Strause for 73 years. Born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, and raised in Mount Carmel, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Mabel (Marsh) Roadarmel. Thirza was a member of Pennside Presbyterian Church where she was also an elder. She was a kind, loving soul who had a passion for helping others. She volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels for more than 30 years.
In addition to her husband, Thirza is survived by her children: Paul R. Strause, husband of Sherrie; Robert L. Strause, husband of Bitsy; Gail L. Deckman, wife of Bruce; and Janet A. Weidner, wife of Ricky. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation with family and friends will be held at Lutz Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with a memorial service beginning at 11:30 AM at Pennside Presbyterian Church, 252 N. 25th St., Mt. Penn, PA 19606. Interment will be private at Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pennside Presbyterian Church. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com.
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