Mrs. Mary A. Lambert, neé Musser, age 94, of Forks Township, handed absent peacefully on Dec.7, 2020, at the Highlands Health care and Rehabilitation Heart, 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 3 sisters. She attended Brother’s Valley University in Berlin and graduated through WWII. She invested a 12 months functioning on her father’s relatives farm and at the coal mine, then headed off to analyze at Juniata Faculty.

She graduated from Juniata College with a diploma in property economics. She approved a work with Pennsylvania Extension in Sullivan County and had to go the college or university library to glance up the site of Sullivan County. She arrived in Sullivan County to get on the Extension task in 1949. She put in her very first evening in Sullivan County at the Forksville Inn, noting that she had never ever set foot in a bar in advance of, in fact never even tasted coffee! She labored with the Extension Agency, training the girls of Sullivan County how to cane chairs, sew, and arranging journeys to New York Metropolis. 

She fulfilled George Lambert at the Overton Picnic and married him in 1951.Jointly they operated Lambert Farms, a Century Farm of Forks Township. The farm was progressive, a single of the first in the county to have Harvestore silos and use synthetic insemination. They had 4 youngsters. George and Mary had been married for 51 many years right up until George’s death in 2002.

Mary taught as a substitute trainer in 1-home faculties in Shunk and Hillsgrove. She taught well being at the Sullivan County High College, wherever quite a few of the student’s affectionately identified as her “Aunt Mary.”  She also worked with the Sullivan County Young children and Youth agency at this time.

She spent a lot of several years working for USDA Agricultural Statistics Services, traveling to farms throughout the area and accumulating data for the Crop Reporting Provider.

Mary was very energetic in the Sullivan County 4-H method. She was a 4-H chief for 50+ many years with the East Forks 4-H Club. She taught a assortment of jobs. She chaperoned groups to State Days, the Accomplishment Excursion, and served as a camp counselor at 4-H Camp at Camp Brule. A lot of previous 4-H members try to remember the aggressive softball games in Mary’s front property. For Mary’s 91st birthday, a surprise flash mob collected in the front lawn of Lambert Farms to recreate these softball recollections.

Mary was also lively with the Sullivan County Dairy Advertising committee. For lots of many years she was a driving force behind the annual June Dairy Parade in Dushore and a fixture at the milk promotion booth at the Sullivan County Good. 

George and Mary hosted trade learners from all around the globe by way of the IFYE Cultural Exchange method. She taken care of an lively correspondence with these trade pupils and with her surviving college good friends up until her passing. 

Mary was instrumental in the formation of the Sullivan County Library, selling subscriptions to increase resources, getting home furniture, and assisting to set up the library.  She was an early member of the Tuesday Guide Club, a team of girls who collected publications for the library, and remained active with the group and supportive of the library her total life. 

Mary was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Overton.  She was the organist there for numerous many years and the hymns did not drag when she was participating in them! For numerous a long time, she helped arrange the once-a-year turkey supper.  She put in many several years with the summer months Bible School method and aided arrange the church’s once-a-year Halloween bash.  She could be counted on to help the pastors maintain their sermons from getting far too very long!

Mary was an integral element of her community, remembering birthdays and anniversaries with cards every yr and contacting her neighbors to verify in just about every day. The scope of her network and the men and women she motivated is immeasurable.

Aside from her moms and dads and partner, she was predeceased by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Monthly bill Rhoads, Helen Louise and Harold Geiger, Rae and Bob Hoffman and her son-in-regulation, Mark Drauschak.  

She is survived by her youngsters, 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 Sick, Hannah and Matt Sherwood, Meredith Lambert and Bethany Lambert and 13 excellent-grandchildren. She has caring nieces and nephews who maintained near speak to with her right up until her passing, like the Dushore Lamberts, Leo, John, and Mary Yonkin, and other prolonged spouse and children from all over the nation. 

Honest thanks is prolonged to the employees of the third floor of the Highlands who have been so caring to Mary through her remain there and in the course of her ultimate times.

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

A memorial support will be held when pandemic limitations are lifted and we look forward to sharing the several tales about her lifetime very well-lived.

Memorial contributions may perhaps be manufactured to the Good friends 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 Highway, Dushore, PA 18614.

Funeral arrangements are less than the path of the Homer Funeral Residence, 206 H2o St., Dushore, PA 18614.

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