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Mahalah (Kaiser) VanDivner

July 2, 1935 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 86)


Mahalah VanDivner, 86, of Grindstone, passed away on March 29, 2022. Born in Brownsville, on July 2nd, 1935, Mahalah was the daughter of late Walter & Blanche (Smith) Kaiser.

Christian by faith; Mahalah was a member of the First Christian Church in Brownsville and a member of the Brownsville Sportsman Club’s Woman’s Auxiliary. An avid reader, Mahalah was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and PIC Connection radio show. However, what Mahalah enjoyed the most was spending time with her family and enjoying her nightly ice cream cone.

Surviving to cherish Mahalah’s memory; her children Rosie (Daniel) Fecek, Jennie Mae (William) Hixenbaugh, Ronald VanDivner, George (Traci) VanDivner, Bill (Stacey) VanDivner, Scott VanDivner, John (Donna) VanDivner, Amy (Lawrence) VanDivner, Gina (Shawn) Bowen. Her beloved 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and her half brother Timmy and half sister Sandy.  

In addition to her parents, Mahalah is preceded in death by her husband Dallas “Gene” VanDivner Sr., her oldest son Dallas (Joanie) Eugene Jr., infant son Bobby, her three brothers, one sister and daughter-in-law Brenda VanDivner.

Friends and family will be received from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Friday April 1st, 2022, at Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville. Funeral services and interment will be held privately for the immediate family only.

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April 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Novak Funeral Home
515 Front Street
Brownsville, PA 15417

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