Evelyn Marie (Leary) Segnere

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Evelyn Marie (Leary) Segnere, loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, passed away at the age of 95.

Evelyn was born on December 4, 1925 in Pottstown, PA to Lucy (Wentzel) Shelly and Truman Leary.

Evelyn was cherished by her family, who she loved deeply, and by her many friends and the community in which she was so very involved for many years. She grew up in Stowe and her and “Freddie” made their home there, where they raised their three daughters. “Grammy” as she was called by her grandchildren, was an active parishioner of St. Gabriel’s RC Church in Stowe, and then later in life Immaculate Conception RC Church, in Douglassville.
She met her husband, Freddie, while ice skating, and she continued to enjoy ice skating for many more years to come with her family at the Hill School ice rink and at Hopewell Lake.

Evelyn had many talents and passions and was a light and teacher to many. She taught CCD classes at St. Gabriel’s and Art classes at both St. Gabriel’s in Stowe, and St. Peter’s in Pottstown.
Evelyn was a true artist in many ways - in her paintings, her love of gardening, her beautiful voice and ability to play the guitar, and the many hours she spent creating wonderful memories with her children and grandchildren making movies with them, complete with costumes, scripts and props.

Her kind and selfless heart, her witty remarks, her love of animals, and her inner strength will never be forgotten and lives on in all of those who knew her and loved her.

Evelyn is survived by her three children; Diane Long, widow of Jay Long, Deborah Kienle, wife of Keith Kienle, and Denise Nester, wife of Edwin Nester; her grandchildren, Michele Kienle, Danielle Kienle, Scott Nester, husband of Karen Nester, Lori Long, wife of Jeremy Graeff, and Renee Nester; her great-granddaughter, Carli Kienle, and one sweet little great-great grandbaby. Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Truman Leary, her mother, Lucy Shelly, her husband, Alfred Segnere, her sister, Shirley Lupold, her baby brother, Georgie Leary, and her son-in-law, Jay Long.

Services and Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Stowe, PA or the National Center for Padre Pio, 111 Barto Road, Barto, PA 19504.

Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA.

All services for Evelyn Marie (Leary) Segnere will be kept private at the request of the family.