Iva Rivera

Iva Rivera

Thursday, September 30th, 1937 Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

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Obituary for Iva F. Rivera (Zettlemoyer)

Iva F. Rivera, 82, of Shoemakersville, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of Manuel Rivera. They were married on April 10, 1958 and celebrate sixty-one years of marriage.
Born in Deer Lake, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Eva (Strausser) Zettlemoyer. Iva first worked for Argo, Orwigsburg; then Hamburg Knitting Mill; and last for Temple Apparel, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Shoemakersville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Iva liked birds, flowers and gospel music; and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters: Mary E. (Rivera), wife of Jeff Cirocco, Blandon; Anna M. Rivera, Leesport; and Cheryl S. (Rivera), wife of Greg Gottschall, Shoemakersville; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; two foster granddaughters; and two foster great-grandchildren. Iva is also survived by two brothers: Harold and Henry Zettlemoyer; and two sisters: Catherine Koch and Shirley Ogan. She was predeceased by a son: Manuel D. Rivera, died in 1958; a grandson: Devon Rivera; two brothers: Stanley and Benjamin Zettlemoyer; twin sister: Eva; and sisters: Dorothy and Helen.
Services will be held on Tuesday at 12:30 pm from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 223 Peach Street, Leesport. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Perry Twp. A viewing will be held in the funeral home Tuesday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please visit,

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc.*
    223 Peach Street
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    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
    11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc.*
    223 Peach Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 |
    St. Luke's Cemetery
    Address Not Available
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    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

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