Elizabeth M. Lyons, 89, of Darby, and formerly of Drums, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 30, 2020, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Born in Philadelphia, March 18, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Croul) Lodge and spent the past four years in Darby after spending 50 years in Drums.
Elizabeth worked alongside her late husband, as a secretary for Tom’s Texaco, Hazleton; and Tom’s Citgo, Danville. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, in Hamilton, and a past member of Good Shepherd RC Church, Drums where she dedicated many hours as a Sunday school teacher, a Eucharistic Minister, an altar server and active volunteer for many years. In her spare time besides loving her family, she enjoyed reading, crocheting and gardening.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her loving husband Thomas J. Lyons, Sr. who passed away March 16, 2010; two brothers, Harry and James Lodge; a sister, Patricia Lodge; and son-in-law Joseph Salkowski.
Surviving are 10 children, Thomas J.(Cathy) Lyons, Jr., Sugarloaf; Elizabeth Watkins and her life partner Randy Rennaker, Darby; Margaret Steinman (Gary), Hamilton; Michael (Barbara) Lyons, Drums; Linda Laubach, Danville; Helen Evans (Jim), Drums; Paul Lyons, Hazleton; Ann Salkowski, Drums; James (Lou Ann) Lyons, Sugarloaf; David Lyons and his companion Patty Ringlaben, Sugarloaf; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. which will be celebrated in Good Shepherd RC Church, Drums. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Church, 87 S. Hunter Hwy, Drums, PA 18222 or St. Francis of Assisi Building Fund, P.O. Box 593, Hamilton MT 59840. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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