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Wilma Beatrice Masher

July 31, 2019


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Wilma Beatrice Masher

July 31, 2019


Wilma Beatrice Masher, 93, better known by friends as BB, of Plains Township, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Guardian Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, who took outstanding care of her in her last few days of life. She lived with her son, Joseph, for ten years up until the last seven days of her life. Her son, Joseph, and her daughters , along with her nurse’s aides take comfort in knowing they were able to care for her at home.


She was born in Exeter, a daughter of the late Frank and Veronica Roman Chupka. Wilma was a graduate of Exeter High School. She was formerly employed as a secretary in New York City. She later worked as a seamstress and embroiderer in the local garment industry.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph John Masher Sr. in 1999; by her son, John Masher; by her daughter JoAnn Masher. She was also preceded in   death by her son-in-law, John Augun; a brother, William J. Chupka; sister, Verna Heinbach.


Surviving are her children, Joseph Masher, Plains; Tricia Tucker and her husband, Ken, Old Forge; Wilhelmina Ulshafer and her husband, Don, Weston; and Betty Ann Augun, Hazelton; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, PA. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.


Friends may call on Tuesday 8 – 9:30 am at the funeral home.


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