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Judy A “Nanny” Kriner 1939-2023


Mrs. Judy A “Nanny” Kriner (Creager), 84, of Mont Alto, PA passed away unexpectedly, Friday, September 15, 2023, in her home.

Judy A “Nanny” Kriner
Judy A “Nanny” Kriner

Born August 1, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Elaine (Craybill) Creager.

Mrs. Kriner graduated from Waynesboro Senior High School with the Class of 1957.

She and her husband, the late Terry L. Kriner, were married on August 7, 1960 in Mont Alto. Mr. Kriner died on June 8, 2023.

Mrs. Kriner worked as a receptionist at several doctors’ offices in the Chambersburg area. She retired in 1996 after more than 27 years of service.  Following her retirement, she substituted at Heritage Academy for several years.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Waynesboro and was a life member of the Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing games, crocheting and going to kids events.

She is survived by three children, Kim Shank and her husband, Eric of Waynesboro, Jeff Kriner and his wife, Linda of Mont Alto and Missy Smetzer of Mont Alto; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Monn.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2023 in Grace Baptist Church, 623 N. Grant St., Ext., Waynesboro with Pastor John Scahill officiating.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Saturday morning, in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 444, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or The Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 310, Mont Alto PA 17237.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



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