Ann (Paulus) Gardner

Ann "Sissy" Gardner, 82, of West Howard Avenue, Coaldale, died Thursday in Coaldale. She was the wife of Edward Gardner.

Prior to retiring, she had been employed by the former Rose Ann Fashions, Seek.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Stepanavage) Paulus.

She was a member of St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, and a 1946 graduate of the former Coaldale High School.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Paulus.

Service: Private, at the convenience of the family. Call Sunday, 6-8 p.m., August M. Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale. Memorials in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre 18701. Online registry at

Published in Times News on February 18, 2011