The Life of Drena Jean Moll

Drena J. Moll, 71, of Maxatawny Township, died Saturday, August 22, 2020, in her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Allentown, Drena was a daughter of the late Wayne L. and Mae L. (Kline) Moll.

Ms Moll was employed 45 years until her retirement, first for M. W. Wood Company, then SODEXO, as Director of Food Service, recently retiring from Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township.

Drena was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, Class of 1966, and received an Associate's Degree, in Dietary Science from Penn State University, State College, PA.

Drena enjoyed collecting Longaberger Baskets, supporting Penn State Football, enjoyed visiting Gettysburg and learning about civil war history, and attending hot air balloon festivals. She also enjoyed researching and recording family history, and spending time with her family.

Drena is survived by brothers: Leon C., husband of Arlene C. (Crumrine) Moll, Newmanstown, Lebanon County; Paul W., husband of Marcia (Heister) Moll, Fleetwood. Other survivors include: nieces: Kyle A. (Moll), wife of Chris M. Lainhoff, Strasburg, Lancaster County; Kelsey R. (Moll), wife of Michael J. Thorley, Myerstown, Lebanon County; Kendra M. (Moll), wife of Ryan M. Peugh, Newmanstown, Mary J. L. Galantino, Kutztown; Sarah R. (Moll), wife of Tyler Seidel, Mount Joy, Lancaster County; nephew, Colin T. Moll; great nieces: Shea B. Thorley, Margaret M. Lainhoff; great nephew: Weston Seidel. Long-time friend Joseph E. Paulus, Allentown; best friend and support, Michelle C. (Priori) Galantino, Kutztown.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. outsdoors at Hope Lutheran Church 550 Fleetwood Road, Bowers, with her brother, The Reverend Leon C. Moll, officiating. Interment in New Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Rockland Township. There will be a viewing Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, and again on Thursday, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the church. In keeping with proper safety precautions masks and social distancing will be required.

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The family request contributions be made in Drena's memory to Compassus Hospice, 1001 James Drive, B34, Leesport, PA 19533, or Visiting Angels, 40 West Main Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangments. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Drena was my boss . I worked in The Market, and the kitchen. I enjoyed working with her, and talking with her, she loved her nieces and her family. She also loved her Joe. She had a kind soul and if she could help anyone she would. I am sorry I didn't stay in touch.God Bless her family at this time. 

Posted by Patricia W on 08/24/2020

Respectful & compassionate

Remembering Drena fondly; first, for her compassion toward my brother, Jarrod, who worked closely with her at Cedarbrook in dining services. Also, by God's will, for her strength & encouragement during radiation treatments at the same time as our mother, Patricia, in Spring 2019 at LVH-CC. 

Posted by Jacqueline R on 08/24/2020

Loving Person

Drena actually was my mom's cousin. I remember her fondly everytime my mom's family got together for picnics. I always remembered her smile and her laugh. She will be missed.

Posted by Linda E on 08/24/2020

Family picnics

Samuel and I remenber those fun family picnics with the family...Karen Heydt Schuler

Posted by Karen H on 08/25/2020

Many fond memories

I worked with Drena at Allentown Osteopathic Hospital (now St. Luke's) for M. W Wood in the kitchen back in the late 70's early 80's. Drena was always very passionate about her job. She cared about her co-workers and patients. Her personality was upbeat and her heart was always filled with love day in and day out.  Her positive attitude was respected by all. She will truly be missed. With my deepest sympathy!  
Kathy Sue (Sweitzer) Traylor

Posted by Kathy Sue T on 08/26/2020