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The famous General Trexler Estate at 1227 Hamilton Street is among the best known residences in Allentown. Filled with ornate woodwork, leaded stained glass windows, comtemporary lighting and a grand entranceway, coming to the Trexler Home is a unique experience.

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Rachel Mae Kerschner

Rachel Mae (Guinther) Kerschner, 95, of Allentown, died August 14 at Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, Salisbury Twp. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold J. and Anna Margaret (Bolton) Guinther. She was married to the late Lewis Franklin Kerschner.

She worked for a time at Hertz Supply Co. of Allentown, Philco Company in Philadelphia, and was a secretary for the Evangelical and Reformed Church, as well as at a travel agency. Rachel volunteered with Phoebe Terrace in Allentown, and the Telephone Pioneers of America in Arizona. She was also a member of various organizations, including the Guild of Candle Artisans, Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Natural Wildlife Federation, the American Craftsman Council, Airline Passengers Association, the National Travel Club and the American Museum of Natural History. She was a member of St. Paul's UCC in Trexlertown.

Survivors: sisters Reba C. Guinther Sorrentino and Roma Guinther Lindstrom. She was predeceased by sisters Ruth Guinther Beers and Roberta Guinther.

Services: funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 19 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Calling hour from 10 to 11 at the funeral home; interment following at Greenwood Cemetery. Directions at www.eliasfuneralhome.com.

Contributions: to the Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 18101, or www.allentownrescuemission.org.