Mrs. Beatrice A. Werner

Mrs. Beatrice A. Werner, 90, the widow of the Rev. Josiah H. Werner, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, according to the Rev. Glen Esler, lead chaplain at Cornwall Manor Retirement Community, where she resided.

Her funeral service will be today, June 24, at Cornwall Manor, 1 Boyd St, Cornwall, PA, in Zerr Chapel at 11 AM. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 AM.

Mrs. Werner, a former schoolteacher who was active in United Methodist Women, was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Lebanon.

Condolences to her family can be sent to her son, Jeffrey K. Werner, 620 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA  18940.  Besides Jeffrey, she is survived by another son, Douglas Werner and his wife Pingjuan, by a daughter, Rebecca and her husband David Godleski, and by seven grandchildren.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cornwall Manor Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 125, Cornwall, PA, 17016. Her obituary can be read at

The Rev. Josiah H. Werner, who retired in 1995 as an elder in the Eastern PA Conference, died in April 2013.  He served the following Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist church appointments:

  • Zionsville: Salem
  • East Greenville: Grace
  • Palmerton: Salem
  • Telford: Grace
  • Easton: Christ
  • Shamokin: First
  • Columbia: Salome
  • Fairless Hills: First
  • Fallsington
  • Christiana