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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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Joan M. Krause

Joan M. Krause, 88, of Allentown passed away January 27th at ProMedica, Bethlehem. Born in Emerald, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret Jones. She will be remembered as a loving mother who always took good care of her family.

She is survived by her daughter Denice Reitenauer; son Donald Krause; brothers Frederick and Anthony Jones; grandchildren Jennifer Wechsler and Michael Reitenauer and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Krause Sr., her brother Ralph Jones Jr. and daughters Dana Alicea and Deborah Manvitch.

Services: viewing Monday, January 31st starting at 1:00 p.m. at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. At the family’s request, please do not send flowers.