Minerva D. Anthony, 80, of Walnutport, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Palmerton Campus. She was the wife of Arnold J. Anthony; they were married on December 28, 1957. Born in Emerald, on March 4, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Grandaline Paules. Minerva was employed for Pal Pak in the packing department. Prior to that, she worked as a stitch operator for the former Slatington Manufacturing and the former Seiler’s Mill. Minerva was a former girl scouts’ leader in Slatington, and a former member of the Diamond Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and also rescuing and caring for cats.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons: David L. Anthony and wife Nancy Gutshall of Newville, Ronald P. Anthony of Walnutport; daughter: Dolores M. and husband Robert A. Vasko of Palmerton. Nieces & Nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson Anthony R. Vasko.
A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 AM. Interment to follow at Slatedale Cemetery.