Anna E. Gehris, 85

Anna E. (Gesser) Gehris, 85, wife of the late Paul L. Gehris, Jr., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at her home in Barto.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Werner and Gertrude (Thomas) Gesser.

Anna was a member of the Center at Spring Street (Boyertown Senior Center) where she often volunteered with the meals to go program and in the kitchen. She was also a longtime member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Bally where is also volunteered in the Kitchen and was especially helpful during the Fish Fry and Carnival held by the church. Anna loved traveling and camping with her husband, Paul, for many years. In her down time, she enjoyed gardening, spending time & playing games with friends, and feeding/watching the birds at her home. Anna could tell you the names of any flower or bird that you would want to know.

Surviving is her daughter Tess Melchior, wife of Matt; grandson Cory Melchior; sister-in-law Sandy Jorgenson, wife of Kenny; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Helen Gesser.

A funeral liturgy mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 11:00AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Church (610 Pine St, Bally, PA 19503) with Fr. Brensinger officiating. Burial will follow at Most Blessed Sacrament Cemetery. A visitation will also be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 9:00-11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center at Spring Street (200 Spring St, Boyertown, PA 19512) or the Foundation for Boyertown Education ( in Anna’s name.

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Anna was one of the sweetest ladies!!! She will be truly missed! May flowers surround you and birds sing all around you Anna!
Tess, may you have forever memories and feel the love she always gave you. Hugs and prayers to you, Matt & Cory during this sad and difficult time.

~ Kelly Fenyus Douglassville, Pa
1/5/2023 8:24:03 PM