Mrs. Mary A. Lambert, neé Musser, age 94, of Forks Township, passed away peacefully on Dec.7, 2020, at the Highlands Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre, Laporte Pennsylvania.  

Mary was born on June 25, 1926, at Deep Springs Farm in Berlin, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, a daughter of D. Jay and Margaret Ethel Buckman Musser. She experienced a few sisters. She attended Brother’s Valley College in Berlin and graduated through WWII. She spent a 12 months doing the job on her father’s family members farm and at the coal mine, then headed off to study at Juniata Faculty.

She graduated from Juniata Faculty with a degree in property economics. She recognized a position with Pennsylvania Extension in Sullivan County and had to go the faculty library to glimpse up the place of Sullivan County. She arrived in Sullivan County to get on the Extension work in 1949. She put in her to start with night time in Sullivan County at the Forksville Inn, noting that she had hardly ever established foot in a bar before, really never ever even tasted coffee! She labored with the Extension Company, instructing the women of Sullivan County how to cane chairs, sew, and planning excursions to New York Town. 

She fulfilled George Lambert at the Overton Picnic and married him in 1951.Collectively they operated Lambert Farms, a Century Farm of Forks Township. The farm was progressive, one particular of the 1st in the county to have Harvestore silos and use synthetic insemination. They experienced 4 children. George and Mary ended up married for 51 many years right up until George’s death in 2002.

Mary taught as a substitute trainer in just one-home educational facilities in Shunk and Hillsgrove. She taught well being at the Sullivan County Higher College, where quite a few of the student’s affectionately known as her “Aunt Mary.”  She also labored with the Sullivan County Small children and Youth agency at this time.

She spent several years doing the job for USDA Agricultural Figures Expert services, traveling to farms throughout the region and collecting info for the Crop Reporting Services.

Mary was quite lively in the Sullivan County 4-H application. She was a 4-H chief for 50+ a long time with the East Forks 4-H Club. She taught a wide variety of tasks. She chaperoned groups to State Days, the Achievement Trip, and served as a camp counselor at 4-H Camp at Camp Brule. Lots of former 4-H members bear in mind the competitive softball online games in Mary’s entrance property. For Mary’s 91st birthday, a shock flash mob collected in the front property of Lambert Farms to recreate these softball recollections.

Mary was also lively with the Sullivan County Dairy Advertising committee. For several decades she was a driving pressure driving the once-a-year June Dairy Parade in Dushore and a fixture at the milk promotion booth at the Sullivan County Honest. 

George and Mary hosted trade college students from all over the entire world as a result of the IFYE Cultural Trade application. She taken care of an energetic correspondence with these trade students and with her surviving higher education mates up until her passing. 

Mary was instrumental in the development of the Sullivan County Library, providing subscriptions to raise funds, acquiring household furniture, and supporting to established up the library.  She was an early member of the Tuesday Ebook Club, a team of ladies who gathered guides for the library, and remained lively with the group and supportive of the library her whole daily life. 

Mary was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Overton.  She was the organist there for lots of yrs and the hymns did not drag when she was actively playing them! For a lot of years, she aided manage the once-a-year turkey supper.  She put in several yrs with the summer Bible Faculty method and helped manage the church’s once-a-year Halloween bash.  She could be counted on to support the pastors retain their sermons from acquiring too very long!

Mary was an integral portion of her local community, remembering birthdays and anniversaries with cards each 12 months and contacting her neighbors to check out in every single working day. The scope of her network and the people she motivated is immeasurable.

Other than her moms and dads and husband, she was predeceased by 3 sisters and brothers-in-regulation, Catherine and Monthly bill Rhoads, Helen Louise and Harold Geiger, Rae and Bob Hoffman and her son-in-legislation, Mark Drauschak.  

She is survived by her children, Susan Drauschak of Pottstown, William and Jody Lambert of Forks Township, Ann and Scott Unwell of Millville and James and Melanie Lambert of Forksville. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren, Steve and Neena Drauschak, Lisa and Matt Gross, Jessica and Jeff Pennella, Francis and Korie Lambert, Dan and Amber Lambert, Ben and Kayla Lambert, Tom and Danielle Lambert, Katie Ill, Hannah and Matt Sherwood, Meredith Lambert and Bethany Lambert and 13 fantastic-grandchildren. She has caring nieces and nephews who preserved near call with her right until her passing, such as the Dushore Lamberts, Leo, John, and Mary Yonkin, and other prolonged spouse and children from all-around the state. 

Sincere many thanks is extended to the staff members of the 3rd ground of the Highlands who had been so caring to Mary through her continue to be there and throughout her ultimate times.

The funeral expert services for Mary will be private. She will be interred up coming to her partner George at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton. 

A memorial service will be held when pandemic restrictions are lifted and we appear ahead to sharing the lots of tales about her life perfectly-lived.

Memorial contributions may possibly be built to the Mates of the Sullivan County Library at PO Box 485, Dushore PA  18614 the Sullivan County 4-H Method, 9219 Rt 487 Suite A, Dushore PA 18614 or the St. Paul Church, Overton, ℅ Joan Rohe, 1226 Taylor Hill Street, Dushore, PA 18614.

Funeral preparations are below the way of the Homer Funeral House, 206 Drinking water St., Dushore, PA 18614.

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