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Barbara Gehret

October 26, 1925 — October 7, 2022

Wyomissing, PA

Barbara Ann Gehret, 96, of Wyomissing, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022, at 1:55 am at Reading Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Robert Edward Gehret who passed away February 20, 1993.  Born in Reading, Mrs. Gehret was the daughter of the late Lester W. and Barbara (Schott) Link.  She was member a long-standing member of Reading Moravian Church all her life. Mrs. Gehret was a 1944 graduate of Reading High School and was a graduate of Bryland Institute of Beauty, Reading in 1946.  She worked 8 years as a school bus aide for BCIU and worked at Boscov’s Department Store for 6 years.  Mrs. Gehret was an active member of Pagoda Skyline, Inc. and Tower Restoration, was very social and will be remembered for her beautiful smile and contagious laugh.  She is survived by her children Michael R. Gehret, husband of Sylvia of Reading; Nancy E. Gehret with whom she last resided; JoAnne Gehret, wife of Douglas Babczak of Reading; Kathleen K. Burkhart of Birdsboro and her grandchildren Shannon Slack, Michael Gehret, Jr., Heather Wagner, Dustin Gehret, Tyler Babczak, Melissa Burkhart and her 6 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her brother Robert O. Link.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, 444 North 9th Street, Reading oversees arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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