Isabel Kreidler

Isabel Kreidler, age 89 of Trucksville, passed away Thursday May 9, 2019 at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.

She was born in Austin PA on November 14, 1929 and was the daughter of the late William and Rena Edwards Painter.

Isabel graduated from Coughlin High School in 1948 and from Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business in 1949.  Isabel started her real estate career with the E.C. Wideman realty agency. After she and Tom moved to Florida in 1993 she spent many years with the Patrick Stracuzzi real estate team of Remax Stuart.

In 2014, with Tom’s health failing, Isabel moved back to Trucksville where she and Tom reconnected with their church family. They made new friends residing at Trucksville Manor. 

Isabel was active in United Methodist Women, having served as an officer in many capacities.  She served on the Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee, Church Women United and as a youth counselor at Trucksville United Methodist Church.  


Isabel had a servant’s heart. She was a Cub Scout den mother, Girl Scout leader, camp counselor, Sunday school teacher, and gave freely of herself to her community and church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Thomas, Isabel's only sibling William, and her son, Kevin.

Isabel is survived by her son, Thomas III, daughters Kathy Barlow (Mike) Betsy (Sam Barker) and Carol Oliver (Mark), her daughter in law Wendy. She loved her 8 grandchildren and her 8 great grandchildren.

When asked how she would like to be remembered Isabel wrote, "I loved my family, my god, and life itself."

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill, Shavertown, Pa, with Pastor Jay Jones officiating.

Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trucksville United Methodist Church TECEC-A/C Fund.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Meadows Nursing Center for their kind and compassionate care given to their mother.