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Catherine L. Metz 1938-2024

Catherine “Kate” L. Metz, 86, of Chambersburg, PA passed away Monday, July 8, 2024 in her son’s home surrounded by her family.

Catherine L. Metz
Catherine L. Metz

Born April 24, 1938 in Orrstown, PA she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Ruth (Kline) Helmuth.

She was employed as a seamstress at Tracy’s Fashion for a number of years. Kate also worked at Knouse Foods, Chambersburg and was an immaculate housekeeper for local families. She was a member of AARP and the VFW.

She enjoyed playing cards and games with her family and friends, going on bus trips, adult coloring books, and making and gifting Christmas candies. 

Kate is survived by son, David D. Metz, Jr. and his wife, Tracey Conner Metz; a daughter Carla M. Metz Avey and her husband Steve; her late son’s significant other, Diane Shaffer; grandchildren, Michael Metz, Alysha Hardman and her companion Skylar Rock, Jessica Nye, and Samantha King; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Ingram, Pauline Winters, Margaret Binner; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, David D. Metz, Sr. who passed November 17, 2021; son, Anthony W. Metz; four brothers, and three sisters.

Services are pending at this time.

Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online here, or Shriners Hospitals for Children online here.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Chambersburg Hospital, The Quarters at Shook Home, and Grane Hospice for their support and care.

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