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Obituary of Susan E. Packer, 52


Susan E. Packer, 52, of Bellefonte, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Hearthside Nursing Home in State College. Born on April 9, 1967, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Robert Tate, who preceded her in death on September 24, 2016, and Ellen (Burns) Tate, who survives at her home in Bellefonte. She was married to her beloved husband, Scott Packer, who preceded her in death on November 12, 2011.

Susan was a 1985 graduate of Bellefonte High School. She retired from the food service and janitorial departments at Penn State.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Danielle Nicole Packer, and one grandchild, Gracelynne Nicole Traxler. Also surviving is one brother, Robert E. Tate, Jr., of Bellefonte.

Susan immensely valued her family and friends. She enjoyed baseball, softball, and sports cars. She loved to watch her cooking shows and go shopping. Recently, she became very fond of coloring.

A public viewing will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 10-11am, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. at 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11am at the funeral home with Rev. Ronald Kilgus officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Union Cemetery in Bellefonte.

Name of Deceased

Susan E. Packer



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Funeral Home

Wetzler Funeral Home

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