Lola Jean (Shimmel) Hepfer Grenell passed away November 11, 2018 at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Hospital. Born July 22, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Zola Parks Shimmel. On July 29, 1960 she married Ernest Hepfer and together they had 4 children:
Ernette (Michael) Gyde,Maybee, MI; Kevin Hepfer, Farwell, PA; Terry (Nina) Hepfer, Linden, PA and Mary (Andrew) Charcalla, North Bend, PA.
On September 14, 2002 Lola married Richard A. Grenell who survives at home. She was the step-mother of: Ann (Rick) Sanford; Richard (Joy) Grenell, Jr. : Carol Grenell; Rob Grenell, Jeff Grenell; Kim Brininger; Verda Uhrin and Christina Grenell.
She is also survived by 27 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren with a new Great-Grandson due in February, 2019.
She is survived by 1 Sister: Berva Damm, Duncansville, PA
1 Brother: Stanley Shimmel, Altoona, PA
Nieces and Nephews
*** Preceded in death by:
2 Sisters: Emily Bryan & Joan Wisor
1 Brother: Edmund Shimmel
An active member of the Renovo Community Choir, Lola was a member of the North Bend United Methodist Church where she played organ and piano for 55 years. She was also a Past Worthy Matron of the Renovo Eastern Star and was a volunteer at the Flaming Foliage Information Center.
Lola has worked at Sylvania in Emporium, PA and had retired from Woolrich after 25 years of service. She had also worked for W.T. Story in Renovo.
A memorial service honoring the life of Lola Jean Grenell will be held Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12 Noon in the North Bend United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Conway, Rev. Robert Pickering and Martha Sykes officiating. Visitation 1 hr. prior to services.
Interment in Reidy Cemetery, Wallaceton, PA will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Bend United Methodist Church.