Our Obituaries

Dorothy Verna Krall

March 28, 1926 - November 27, 2017

Dorothy V. Krall, 91, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 in the Lebanon Valley Home, Annville. She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Krall, Sr. She was born in Lebanon on March 28, 1926, a daughter of the late Marvin and Fannie Hitz Mase. Dorothy was employed as a cook at ELCO High School for many years and a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ in...
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Jana Elizabeth Newswanger

November 22, 2017 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, PA.
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Edith M. Martin

October 9, 1943 - November 21, 2017

Edith M. Martin, 74, of Lebanon, PA, died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was born in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County on October 9, 1943, a daughter of Lydia M. Martin Martin of Myerstown and the late Elmer M. Martin. Edith was a retired CNA working at Mt. Hope Nazarene Community in Manheim for 37 years and was a member of the Mountain View...
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Gene D. Clauser

June 12, 1939 - October 25, 2017

Gene D. Clauser, known by many as "Herbie", 78, of Newmanstown, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 peacefully with his wife (Susie) and dog (Poncho) by his side at Hershey Medical Center. Herbie was married to MaryJane "Susie" Harnish Clauser on October 13, 1979, they were happily married for 38 years and their love will live on for eternity. Herbie worked at Wilbur Chocolate in...
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Nancy Lee Miller

July 24, 1951 - October 16, 2017

Nancy Lee Miller, 66, of Myerstown, passed away in her home on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was the wife of Larry B. Miller with whom she was married to for 45 years. She was born in Lebanon on July 24, 1951, a daughter of the late Carl and Cora Elizabeth "Betty" Heagy Boyer. She was employed in the accounting/billing department at Royer's Flowers in Lebanon for over 30 years. Nancy earned as...
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Daniel Clark Wilson

November 13, 1952 - October 10, 2017

Daniel Clark Wilson, 64, of Myerstown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Stephanie Morrow Wilson with whom he was married to for 36 years. He was born in Lebanon on November 13, 1952, a son of the late Eugene C. and Dorothy O'Brien Wilson. He was a sales representative for Ritz Camera's at Boscov's for many years....
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Dolores C. Boyer

July 25, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Dolores C. Boyer, 89, of Cedar Haven, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Elwood Boyer. She was born in Richland on July 25, 1928, a daughter of the late Paul and Marie Layser Klein. Dolores was employed at Richland Knitting Mills as a sewing machine operator for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ...
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Kenneth R. Daub

September 17, 1950 - September 27, 2017

Kenneth R. Daub, 67, of Bethel, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in his home. He was the husband of Maryanne L. Bucher Daub with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage in July. He was born in Bethel on September 17, 1950, a son of the late Thomas and Agnes Moyer Daub. Kenneth was a retired truck driver working for McQuaide Trucking in Bethel as a mechanic and also worked at...
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Rachel Louise Sadler

April 2, 1993 - September 9, 2017

Rachel L. Sadler, 24, of Pine Grove, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at home. She was born in Pottsville on April 2, 1993. She attended the Farm View Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference in Schuylkill Haven and worked at the Avenues Workshop in Pottsville. Surviving are her parents, Mark Ray and Esther Mae Martin Sadler; brothers, Louis, Gerald and Brandon Sadler; sisters, Amanda and...
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Lamar B. High

August 25, 1979 - September 8, 2017

Lamar B. High, 38, of Robesonia, PA passed away unexpectedly onFriday, September 8, 2017. Born in Lebanon on August 25, 1979, hewas the son of Glenn M. and Lucille N. Burkholder High, with whom heresided. During his school age years he attended Berks Co.Intermediate Unit in Governor Mifflin and Wilson School Districts. Healso helped on the family farm. He attended Martin's MennoniteChurch of the...
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Stanton Allen Templin

July 24, 1945 - September 1, 2017

Stanton Allen Templin, Jr., 72, of Richland, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in his home. He was the husband of Catherine Louise Paul Templin with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in October. He was born in Lebanon on July 24, 1945, a son of Betty J. Layser Templin of Myerstown and the late Stanton Allen Templin, Sr. Stan was employed at Cornwall-Lebanon High School as a...
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Mabel R. Sadler

February 23, 1936 - August 27, 2017

Mabel R. Sadler, 81, of Myerstown, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA. She was born in Myerstown on February 23, 1936, a daughter of the late Clyde W. and Mary Lehman Sadler. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. Mabel is survived by sisters, Marion, Martha...
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Vernon E. Schware

June 11, 1937 - August 18, 2017

Vernon Earl Schware, 80, of Myerstown, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, August 18, 2017. He was the husband of Shirley F. Burks Schware. He was born in Reading on June 11, 1937, a son of the late Earl D. and Edna M. Groh Schware. He retired from Rigidply Rafters Inc. in Richland and later worked part-time for Nolt's Auto Parts in Myerstown. He was a member of the Reamstown Church of...
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Jeffrey Oberoltzer Hoover

August 14, 2017 - August 14, 2017

Jeffrey Oberholtzer Hoover, infant son of Lester O. and Marion M. Oberholtzer Hoover of Millersburg, PA, died on August 14, 2017 in the Hershey Medical Center. Surviving in addition to his parents are brothers, Michael, Nevin, Justin and Arlin Hoover; maternal grandparents, Lester and Louella Oberholtzer of Annville; paternal grandparents, Edwin and Mary Hoover of Womesldorf; great grandmothers,...
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Eli Lester Ober

May 11, 1935 - August 12, 2017

Eli Lester "Les" Ober, 82, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home and birthplace in Ephrata. He was born on May 11, 1935, a son of the late Lloyd B. and Edna F. (Zartman) Ober. Les was a graduate of Ephrata High School, class of 1953. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1958 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. While attending Michigan State, he...
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Alma L. Geist

July 29, 1934 - July 26, 2017

Alma L. Geist, 82, of Myerstown, passed away in her residence on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Millard C. Geist. She was born in Jackson Township on July 29, 1934, a daughter of the late Jesse B. Gingrich, Sr. and Mary Groff Gingrich. Alma was a retired licensed practical nurse. She worshipped at the Myerstown Church of the Brethren and enjoyed music and completing...
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Mary Lou Tillman

October 19, 1951 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, PA.
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Tyler Jon Burkholder

July 11, 2017 - July 11, 2017

Tyler Jon Burkholder, infant son of Lynford S. and Jolene S. Zimmerman Burkholder of Lebanon, passed away on July 11, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. Surviving in addition to his parents are siblings, Jaired, Aleah, Madalyn and Lauren; grandparensts, Leon and June Burkholderr and Paul and Arlene Zimmerman. Graveside service and interment will be made on Thursday, July...
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Gladys Marie Becker

June 2, 1933 - July 5, 2017

Gladys Marie Becker, 84, of Willow Terrace, Lebanon, formerly of Newmanstown, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in her residence. She was the wife of the late Leon T. Becker who died in 1986. She was born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County on June 2, 1933, a daughter of the late Walter E. and Ada W. Getz Burkholder. Gladys was a retired employee of Woodstream Corporation in Lititz and...
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Harry E. Boyer

April 24, 1932 - June 28, 2017

Harry E. Boyer passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife and family on June 28, 2017 at the Bob Fryer Hospice Inpatient Center, Mt Joy. Born April 24, 1932 to the late Harry E and Ada I Bohr Boyer. Harry was married 65 years to Alice E Strickler Boyer Nov 24, 1951. Mr. Boyer retired from the VA Medical Center, Lebanon, Pa after 25 years of service as a supervisor maintenance grounds...
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Sharon Ann Wharton

July 26, 1942 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, PA.
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Nancy A. Moyer

December 8, 1937 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, PA.
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Allen David Burkholder

March 5, 1944 - May 31, 2017

Allen David Burkholder, 73, of Newmanstown, passed away in his home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was the husband of Anna Ruth Martin Burkholder. He was born in Ephrata Township on March 5, 1944, a son of the late Joseph O. and Susanna E. High Burkholder. Allen was a retired farmer and a member of the Meadow Springs Mennonite Church, Myerstown. Surviving in addition to his wife are children,...
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Parker Bryant Anger

February 11, 1997 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, PA.
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Phillip Earl Royer

December 13, 1954 - May 27, 2017

Phillip Earl Royer, 62, of Lebanon, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Born on December 13, 1954 in his home on S. Market St., Schaefferstown, Phil was the son of the late Earl L. Royer and Sylvia M. (Ober) Royer. He attended Open Door Baptist Church in Lebanon, PA was a faithful employee of A & H Industries in Myerstown, PA for 37 years, and was a faithful husband...
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Elizabeth O. Martin

July 18, 1932 - May 23, 2017

Elizabeth O. Martin, 84, of Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was the wife of Paul M. Martin. She was born in Ephrata on July 18, 1932, a daughter of the late John Z. and Ella Oberholtzer Martin. Elizabeth was a member of Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. Surviving in addition to her husband...
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Andrew Sauder Hoover

September 18, 2014 - May 16, 2017

Andrew S. Hoover, 2, son of Melvin Oberholtzer Hoover and Karen Elaine Sauder Hoover died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his home in Marion Township, Berks County. He was born at home on September 18, 2014. Surviving in addition to his parents are his siblings, Karla, Glendon, Timothy, Twila and Emily; grandparents, Paul and Anna Mary Sauder of Denver; Edwin and Mary Hoover of Womelsdorf; great...
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Amos M. Zimmerman

August 26, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Amos M. Zimmerman, 88, formerly of Schaefferstown, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata, PA. He was the husband of Marian Z. Zimmerman Weaver Zimmerman of Ephrata, PA and the late Ada B. Sensenig Zimmerman. He was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County on August 26, 1928, a son of the late George N. and Mary Ella Martin Zimmerman. Amos was a retired...
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Sara Elizabeth Noll

September 18, 1920 - April 28, 2017

Sara Elizabeth Noll, 96, of Myerstown, PA, passed away in her residence on Friday, April 28, 2017. She was the wife of the late Richard Harvey Noll. She was born in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County on September 18, 1920, a daughter of the late Silas S. and Minnie E. Lutz Bickel. Sara was employed as an elementary school teacher working at Penn Bernville, Steelton Highspire and retired from the...
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Mary Grace Oxenreider

March 16, 1928 - April 27, 2017

Mary Grace Oxenreider, 89, of Heidelberg Township, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harvey Oxenreider, Jr. She was born in Heidelberg Township on March 16, 1928, a daughter of the late Irwin H. and Anna B. Ressler Weidman. She was employed at Keystone Nitewear in Schaefferstown and retired at the Reinholds location as...
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Victor E. Brubacker

December 22, 1957 - April 20, 2017

Victor E. Brubacker, 59, slipped from this life on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Hershey Medical Center. His wife, friend, and soulmate of 18 years Rosalie L. (Ramos) was by his side. Born December 22, 1957, in Lancaster, PA, he was a son of the late Victor P. and Rebecca H. (Martin) Brubacker.Victor was a truck driver for Denver Cold Storage. He was a licensed ham radio operator, enjoyed...
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Emma N. Sickman

August 27, 1940 - April 6, 2017

Emma N. Sickman, 76, of Myerstown, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. She was the wife of Rev. Dr. Warren D. Sickman with whom she was married to for 31 years. She was born in Lithuania on August 27, 1940, a daughter of the late Kazys and Liuda Ruduokas Gasiunas. Emma enjoyed cooking, gardening and was an avid reader. She loved...
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Grace E. Ulrich

October 21, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Grace Elizabeth Ulrich, 93, of Heidelberg Township, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Raymond M. Ulrich. She was born in Lebanon on October 21, 1923, a daughter of the late Frederick Grant and Bessie Keller Hockley. Grace was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Schaefferstown and Women of ELCA. She was the last of her...
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Dorothea P. Harper

April 24, 1926 - April 1, 2017

.Dorothea "Dottie" P. Harper, 90, formerly of Newmanstown, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Pheobe Berks in Wernersville. She was the wife of the late Richard H. Harper, Sr. She was born in Newmanstown on April 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Chester and Pearl Matthew Bair. Dottie was formerly employed at Richland Knitting Mills and Gloray Knitting Mills in Robesonia. She was a 1945...
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Lora J. Keppley

March 12, 1959 - March 28, 2017

Lora J. Keppley, 58, of Newmanstown, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA. She was the wife of Donald M. Keppley with whom she was married to for 39 years. She was born in Lebanon on March 12, 1959, a daughter of Betty Louise Weik Weik of Newmanstown and the late Ralph Lester Weik. She was employed at Gloray Knitting Mills in...
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Bruce Alan Stokes

March 28, 1949 - March 28, 2017

Bruce Alan Stokes, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. He was the husband of Nancy Keller Stokes with whom he was married to for 47 years. He was born in West Reading on March 28, 1949, a son of the late Frank Henry and Mary Elvinia Leibig Stokes. He was a Navy veteran who during his years of service was a trained...
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Elvin L. Graybill

April 18, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Elvin L. Graybill, Sr., 86, of Richland, PA, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Born on April 18, 1930 in Juniata County, PA, a son of the late William D. and Hazel (Shelly) Graybill. He was a member of the Texter Mountain Mennonite Church. He married Ruth A. Weaver, daughter of W. Banks and Anna (Weaver) Weaver on January 1, 1953. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons,...
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Clarence Earl Keppley

October 22, 1932 - March 13, 2017

Clarence Earl Keppley, Jr., 84, of Newmanstown, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary Lou Bordner Keppley with whom he was married to for 61 years. He was born in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County on October 22, 1932, a son of the late Clarence Earl Keppley, Sr. and Mary Catherine Buchter Keppley. Clarence was employed for 41 ½...
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Arthur Frankland Nelson

August 22, 1946 - March 6, 2017

Arthur F. Nelson, 70, of Myerstown, PA, died Monday, March 6, 2017 in Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of June E. Hornung Nelson. Additional survivors are daughters, Angela Marie Nelson Roupe, TN; Jodi Lynn Rogers Sigler, NY; grandchildren, Madalene Roupe and Chloe Roupe. NO SERVICES. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.
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Roy Robert Lightner

May 21, 1929 - March 5, 2017

Roy Robert Lightner "Junior", 87, of Newmanstown, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in his home. He was the husband of Jean K. Kipp Lightner with whom he was married to for 68 years. He was born in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County on May 21, 1929, a son of the late Roy Earl and Earla Hoffman Lightner. Roy worked for 34 ½ years at Cornwall Ore Mines and later for Bethlehem Steel in...
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Kierra Joy Martin

September 18, 2015 - February 15, 2017

Kierra Joy Martin, 16 month old daughter of Irvin W. and Laurel J. Kreider Martin of Reinholds, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the Wellspan Ephrata Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia on September 18, 2015. Surviving in addition to her parents are brother, Isaiah Merle Martin; maternal grandparents, Mervin and Priscilla Kreider of Myerstown; paternal grandparents, Rufus and...
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Lydia G. High

February 4, 1921 - February 12, 2017

Lydia G. High, 96, of Myerstown, PA, died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in her home. She was the wife of the late Ivan H. High who died on February 23, 2002. She was born in Churchtown, Lancaster Co. on February 4, 1921, a daughter of the late Levi M. and Leah Gingrich Weaver. Lydia was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. She is survived by children, Eleanor...
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Gilles R. Miller

September 13, 1934 - February 3, 2017

Gilles R. Miller, 82, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Zion United Retirement Community, Lititz. He was the husband of the late Jean B. Boyer Miller. He was born in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County on September 13, 1934, a son of the late Elmer R. and Viola Mae Adams Miller. Gilles was owner of Gilles Miller Garage and Towing Service outside of...
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Arlene B. Pfautz

June 21, 1930 - February 1, 2017

Arlene B. Pfautz, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Stone Ridge Poplar Run. Arlene was the wife of 62 years to Martin M. Pfautz, Myerstown. She was born June 21, 1930, in Steelville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of late Edwin H. and Mary Grace Lehman Bowermaster. Arlene was a Registered Nurse, graduating from LGH School of Nursing in 1951, and a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, birding...
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Geraldine D. Strickler

June 11, 1926 - January 31, 2017

Geraldine D. Strickler, 90, of Lebanon passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Strickler. She was born in Lebanon on June 11, 1926, a daughter of the late Ray and Dorothy Gamble Triest, Sr. Geraldine was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She is survived by daughters, Paula G. Robinson and husband Robert...
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Paul R. Spitler

September 25, 1931 - January 28, 2017

Paul R. Spitler, 85, of Newmanstown (Waldeck), passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. He was the husband of Dollie M. Eberly Spitler with whom he was married to for 63 years. He was born in Heidelberg Township on September 25, 1931, a son of the late Paul E. and Helen Beck Spitler. Paul was a retired employee of Alcoa in Lebanon and later was the water...
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Dorthella G. WALKER

June 8, 1925 - January 27, 2017

Dorthella G. Walker, 91, formerly of Richland, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Orange, CT. She was the wife of the late Cebern D. Walker. She was born in Lebanon on June 8, 1925, a daughter of the late Elvin and Grace I. Anspach Grumbine. Dorthella was employed as a secretary for over 31 years at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in...
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Louella K. Zimmerman

November 23, 1939 - January 24, 2017

Louella K. Zimmerman, 77, of Bethel, PA, passed away in her residence on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was the wife of Harvey N. Zimmerman. She was born on November 23, 1939 in Ephrata, a daughter of the late Ivan G. and Eva B. Kurtz Martin. Louella was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Lois wife of Adam...
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Ruth A. Gorey

April 6, 1932 - January 23, 2017

Ruth A. Gorey, 84, of Bethel, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. She was the wife of Ronald F. Gorey with whom she was married to for 37 years. She was born in Manheim on April 6, 1932, a daughter of the late Robert and Elsie Sheaffer. Ruth was a member of the Schubert Mennonite Church, Bethel. She enjoyed playing bingo, camping,...
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Anna L. Eisenhauer

November 18, 1939 - January 22, 2017

Anna L. Eisenhauer, 77, passed away in Cedar Haven on Sunday, January 22, 2017. She was widow of William Eisenhauer. She was born in Schuylkill County on November 18, 1939. Anna enjoyed flee marketing for over 30 years and loved working in her garden. She is survived by sons, Robert Dobrzyn of Myerstown; Todd Hertzler of Ono; Scott Hertzler and wife Claudia of Newmanstown; Brian Hertzler and...
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Arthur L. Weidman

July 22, 1935 - January 20, 2017

Arthur "Sonny" L. Weidman, 81, of Lebanon, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Heidelberg Township on July 22, 1935, a son of the late Earl E. and Laura V. Smith Weidman. He was a retired farmer and a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Schaefferstown where he served on the church council. He was a veteran serving in the...
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Barry Keith Etzweiler

January 29, 1942 - January 16, 2017

Barry Keith Etzweiler, 74, of Newmanstown, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 in his home. He was the husband of Connie M. Sites Etzweiler with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage. He was born in Lebanon County on January 29, 1942, a son of the late David M. and Lillian E. Planken Etzweiler. He was employed as a mechanic and truck driver. He loved riding horses and was a caretaker for...
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Priscilla G. Mock

February 5, 1927 - December 28, 2016

Priscilla Georgina Mock, 89, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Aaron Moses Mock. She was born in Richland on February 5, 1927, a daughter of the late Luther D. and Helen Parson Steiner. Priscilla was employed by Binner's Associates in Schaefferstown and later worked at Valley View Dairy Store outside of Schaefferstown...
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Joyce C. FASNACHT

February 17, 1931 - December 22, 2016

Joyce C. Fasnacht, 85, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Cornwall Manor. She was the wife of the late Roy "Babe" Fasnacht, Jr. She was born in Heidelberg Township on February 17, 1931, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Lillian Hoffman Schaeffer. Joyce was employed as a seamstress working in shoe factories in the Lititz area. She was a member of the St. Paul's...
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Richard E. Weaver

March 31, 1924 - December 21, 2016

Richard E. Weaver, 92, of Robesonia, passed away on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at home. He was born on March 31st, 1924 in Stouchburg, PA, a son of the late Albert I. and Margie Miller Weaver. Richard was the husband of the late Marie A. Wenger Weaver and the late Sarah Jane Weaver. Mr. Weaver was retired from the Conrail/ Reading Railroad where he was an electrician for 38 years. He served...
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Harold McQuate

June 2, 1930 - December 19, 2016

Harold "Sonny" McQuate, 86, formerly of Kleinfeltersville, PA, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 in Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, PA. He was born in Kleinfeltersville on June 2, 1930, a son of the late Frank and Bertha Gerhart McQuate. Sonny worked for E. J. Lavino in Newmanstown as a clerk and served as a supervisor for Heidelberg Township for 24 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving...
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Glenn R. Carpenter

April 24, 1940 - December 18, 2016

Glenn R. Carpenter, 76, of Newmanstown, passed away into eternal life on December 18, 2016 surrounded by loving family at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital due to chronic illness. Glenn was born in Cornwall, PA, to the late Lloyd Carpenter and Mary (Ditzler) Carpenter. Glenn was preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Katherine Mary (Seubert) Carpenter, as well as his son...
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Henry M. Eberly

December 15, 1931 - December 10, 2016

Henry M. Eberly, 84, of Richland, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence. Born in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Martin M. and Minnie Martin Eberly. He was married 64 years to Hilda F. (Lehman) Eberly. Henry was a farmer and a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference. In addition to his wife, Henry is survived by ten...
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Jesse Lee Balsbaugh

December 17, 1956 - November 29, 2016

Jesse Lee Balsbaugh, 59, formerly of Kleinfeltersville, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA. He was the son of the late John and Edna Bollinger Balsbaugh. Jesse worked at the workshop in Lebanon and Wernersville State Hospital. He was a graduate of ELCO High School, class of 1975. He is survived by siblings, John H. Balsbaugh...
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Kenneth Douglas Rogers

September 20, 1938 - November 19, 2016

Kenneth Douglas Rogers, 78, of Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy A. Gibbel Rogers with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage. He was born in Great Barrington, MA on September 20, 1938, a son of the late Carl J. and Dorothy Jaquins Rogers. He was employed as a truck driver, delivery bakery supplies for Lentz...
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Eva M. Zimmerman

August 27, 1918 - November 18, 2016

Eva M. Zimmerman, formerly of Richland, PA, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 in Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown, PA. She was born in Ephrata on August 27, 1918, a daughter of the late Daniel B. and Amanda Martin Martin. Eva was preceded in death by her husband John B. Zimmerman, founder of Lebanon Valley Implement Co. in Richland, where she worked for over 35 years. She also worked for...
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Alvin H. Martin

September 29, 1945 - November 18, 2016

Alvin H. Martin, 71, of Myerstown, PA, died on Friday, November 18, 2016 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Jackson Township, Lebanon County. He was the husband of the late Edna Sensenig Martin. He was born on in East Earl Township, Lancaster County on September 29, 1945, a son of the late Henry and Emma Horst Martin. Alvin was employed as a farmer and later worked for Wenger's Farm...
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George Edward Forry

November 19, 1926 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, PA.
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Anna Mary King

February 3, 1984 - October 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown, PA.
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William Jay Dieffenbach

December 7, 2004 - October 2, 2016

William Jay Dieffenbach, 11, of Womelsdorf, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Hospice and Community Care Center, Mt. Joy, PA. He was born in Lebanon on December 7, 2004, son of Nevin J. and Rebecca L. Derstine Dieffenbach. He was a student at Bethel Elementary School and attended the Myerstown Baptist Church. William enjoyed riding his dirt bike, go-cart and playing with...
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Dennis W. Weaver

August 28, 1951 - September 23, 2016

Dennis W. Weaver, 65, of Lebanon, passed away in his residence on Friday, September 23, 2016. He was the husband of Denise A. Weaber Weaver with whom he was married to for 22 years. He was born in Lebanon on August 28, 1951, a son of Harold F. Weaver, Sr. of Annville and the late June E. Brightbill Weaver. He was a retired warehouse specialist working for Johnson & Johnson in Lititz for 29...
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Jolene Lafaye Hoover

August 24, 2016 - September 11, 2016

Jolene Lafaye Hoover, infant daughter of Melvin Oberholtzer and Karen Elaine Sauder Hoover of Richland, PA passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016. She was born at home on August 24, 2016. Surviving in addition to her parents are siblings, Karla, Glendon, Timothy, Twila, Emily and Andrew; grandparents, Paul and Anna Mary Sauder of Denver; Edwin and Mary Hoover of Womelsdorf; great grandparents,...
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Luke H. High

February 14, 1932 - September 10, 2016

Luke H. High, 84, of Myerstown, PA, passed away in his residence on Saturday, September 10, 2016. He was the husband of Mary E. Musser High with whom he was married to for 62 years. He was born in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County on February 14, 1932, a son of the late John S. and Amanda Horting High. Luke worked as a farmer most of his life and welder until he retired. He also was a taxi...
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Grace S. Weik

July 15, 1927 - September 7, 2016

Grace S. Weik, 89, formerly of Newmanstown, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Grant H. Weik who died on February 15, 2006. She was born in Robesonia on July 15, 1927, a daughter of the late George and Katie Miller Kahl. Grace was a member of the Millcreek Lutheran Church, Newmanstown, an avid golfer making six hole in...
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James H. Strickler

August 29, 1929 - September 1, 2016

James "Jimmy" H. Strickler, 87, formerly of Newmanstown, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in Cedar Haven. He was the husband of the late Kathy L. Johnson Strickler. He was born in Millcreek Township, Lebanon County on August 29, 1929, a son of the late Harvey and Mary Marderness Strickler. Jimmy was a self-employed contractor and formerly worked for Harry Lehman as a bricklayer. He...
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Viola M. Noll

April 6, 1926 - August 15, 2016

Viola M. Noll, 90, of Kleinfeltersville, PA, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016 in the Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown, PA. She was the wife of the late Roy I. Noll. She was born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County on April 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Fred and Sadie Mentzer Sweigart. Viola was employed for 36 years at Wilbur Chocolate Company, Lititz. She was a member of the St....
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Kerry L. Weaver

June 6, 1934 - August 3, 2016

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Clarence John Saul

March 22, 1938 - July 23, 2016

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Amos B. Eberly

July 25, 1935 - June 27, 2016

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Gabriel Enos Witmer

June 22, 2016 - June 22, 2016

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George T. Krall

May 12, 1928 - May 31, 2016

George T. Krall, 88, of Myerstown, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in his home. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane Hauck Krall who died on January 5, 2016. He was born in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County on May 12, 1928, son of the late George and Carrie M. Troxel Krall. He lived on the family farm his whole life and enjoyed farming, hunting and visiting the mountains in upstate...
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Eleanor R. Hartranft

August 18, 1932 - May 29, 2016

Eleanor R. Hartranft, 83, of Newmanstown, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 in her home. She was the wife of the late Allen R. Hartranft who died May 22, 2015. She was born on August 18, 1932 in Millcreek Township, Lebanon County, daughter of the late Paul and Sarah Foulk Bingaman. She was employed by the ELCO School District, first working in the cafeteria and later as a bus driver for 14...
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Terry Lee Heist

October 30, 1969 - May 21, 2016

Terry Lee Heist, 46, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the Heart of Lancaster Hospital, Lititz. He was born on October 30, 1969 in Ephrata, a son of Margaret Heist of Lititz and the late Richard C. Miller. He was employed as a foundry worker for W. A. Miller & Son and Boose Aluminum. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and working on lawn mowers and weed wackers. He...
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Ceclia K. Laucks

April 18, 1924 - May 18, 2016

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Dorothy M. Horst

May 30, 1913 - May 17, 2016

Dorothy M. Horst, 102, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in the Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Clarence F. Horst. She was born in Heidelberg Township, on May 30, 1913, a daughter of the late Paul R. and Elizabeth Krall Dubble. She was employed for 22 years at S. Kantor's Company in Lebanon and Binner's Associates in Schaefferstown....
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Joanna G. Zimmerman

October 20, 1929 - May 16, 2016

Joanna G. Zimmerman, 86, of Newmanstown, PA, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 in her residence. She was born in Bowmansville, Lancaster County on October 20, 1929 and wife of the late Noah N. Zimmerman who passed away on January 3, 2016. She was daughter of the late Adam R. and Nancy B. Gingrich Stauffer and step daughter of the late Elizabeth Horning Martin. Joanna was a member of the...
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Sandra L. Long

November 3, 1943 - May 14, 2016

Sandra Louise Long, 72, loving wife, mother, grandmother, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Cedar Haven. She was married on March 23, 1963 to William U. Long, sharing 53 years of marriage. She was born on November 3, 1943, a daughter of the late William E. and Adeline R. Walmer Hoffer. She retired from M & T Bank, working in the customer service department and graduated from Lebanon...
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Richard E. Eisenbise

July 12, 1930 - May 13, 2016

Richard Edwin Eisenbise, 85, of Newmanstown, PA, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, May 13, 2016. He was born in Stouchsburg on July 12, 1930, a son of the late Harvey Knox and Edith Deck Eisenbise. Richard was a graduate of Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute. He was employed as a machinist at Textile Machine Works in Wyomissing as well as P J Values in Myerstown. He was also employed...
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William Joseph Leiphart

June 11, 1931 - May 10, 2016

William Joseph Leiphart, 84, formerly of Newmanstown, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in the Stoneridge Poplar Run Campus, Myerstown. He was the husband of Gerie Guinn Leiphart. He was born in Lancaster on June 11, 1931, a son of the late Arthur and Katie Docherty Leiphart. Bill was a general contractor and owned Leiphart's Home Improvement for many years. He was a 50 years active member of the...
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Vincent Wisniewski

December 29, 1945 - April 30, 2016

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Anna B. Horst

August 5, 1932 - April 26, 2016

Anna B. Horst, 83, of Richland, PA, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was the wife of Mervin W. Horst with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Earl Township, Lancaster County on August 5, 1932, she was daughter of the late Martin M. and Susanna Burkholder Zimmerman. She was a member of Millbach Mennonite Church of the Weaverland...
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Sally A. Frederick

May 12, 1954 - April 13, 2016

Sally A. Frederick, 61, of Reading, passed away in her home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. She was born in Lebanon on May 12, 1954, a daughter of the late Harry R. and Verna Kahl Frederick. Sally was employed for 43 years with Reading Alloys and a 1972 graduate of ELCO High School. She is survived by a life partner, Brenda Kress; step daughters, Summer Misner and Amanda Holtz; grandsons, Taj, Seth...
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Martha A. Wentling

September 25, 1922 - April 2, 2016

Martha A. Wentling, 93, of Myerstown, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late John R. Wentling. She was born in Lebanon on September 25, 1922, a daughter of the late Walter D. and Edna E. Gassert Shirk. Martha was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon and their Laura Mae Himmelberger Sunday School class. She was...
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Ronald L. Moyer

November 14, 1939 - March 30, 2016

Ronald L. Moyer, 76, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in the Wellspan York Hospital. He was the husband of the late Geraldine Mae Schaeffer Hartman Moyer. He was born in Lebanon on November 14, 1939, a son of the late Mark L. and Arlene E. Neiswender Moyer. Ron was employed for over 30 years with Alcoa in Lebanon, mostly in the security department. He was a graduated of Newmanstown High School and...
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Rosemary E. Moser

September 8, 1932 - March 29, 2016

.Rosemary E. Moser, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown, PA. She was the wife of the late Leon W. Moser. She was born in Lowville, NY on September 8, 1932, a daughter of the late Aaron and Rosella Moser Erb. Rosemary was a homemaker and a member of the Schaefferstown Mennonite Church. She is survived by children, Lois wife of Jeffrey Worrall of...
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Laura R. Martin

August 26, 1936 - March 19, 2016

Laura R. Martin, 79, of Myerstown, passed away on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at home. She was born on August 26th, 1936 in New Holland, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Reiff Hoover. Laura was the wife of the late Henry H. Martin who passed away November 14th, 2008. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. Surviving are her children:...
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Claude R. Wenger

February 25, 1930 - March 18, 2016

Claude R. Wenger, 86, Myerstown, passed away on Friday March 18, 2016 in his residence. He was the husband of Arlene L. Dierwechter Wenger with whom he would have celebrated a 65th wedding anniversary in September. He was born in Bareville, Lancaster County on February 25, 1930 a son of the late Norman G. and Florence E. Zuck Wenger. He had worked several jobs through his life including at A.W...
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Melvin M. Stauffer

November 11, 1943 - March 12, 2016

.Melvin M. Stauffer, 72, of Bethel, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Manor Care, Lebanon, PA. He was the husband of Mabel B. Martin Stauffer. He was born in New Holland on November 11, 1943, a son of the late Isaac W. and Lydia G. Musser Stauffer. Melvin was employed in poultry processing and was a truck driver. He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church of the Weaverland...
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Audie William Bootsma

July 13, 1933 - March 12, 2016

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David James Beard

December 31, 1947 - March 12, 2016

David James Beard, 68, of Newmanstown, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in his home. He was the husband of Bonnie J. Landis Beard with whom he was married to for 48 years. He was born in Lancaster on December 31, 1947 a son of the late James Allen and Martha Louise Christener Beard. David had his own computer programming business for 20 years and served in the US Air Force during the...
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Robert J. Haynes

February 21, 1927 - March 9, 2016

Robert J. Haynes, 89, of Myerstown, PA, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Patricia A. Reeser Haynes. He was born in Auburn, Indiana on February 21, 1927, a son of the late Jay and Ruth Snyder Haynes. Robert was employed for many years as a printer and was a US Navy veteran serving during World War II. Surviving in addition to his wife are...
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Sherry Jean Hammer

July 17, 1940 - February 29, 2016

Sherry Jean Hammer, 75, of Newmanstown, PA, passed away in her home on Monday, February 29, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Ammon H. Hammer. She was born in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County on July 17, 1940, a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Bughter Keppley. Sherry was a garment factory employee working for Binner Mills in Quentin; Gloray Knitting Mills of...
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Victor Paul Brubacker

November 5, 1931 - February 28, 2016

Victor P. Brubacker, 84, peacefully went to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at StoneRidge, Myerstown, PA. His wife of 59 years Rebecca H. (Martin) was by his side. Born November 5, 1931, near Richland, PA, he was a son of the late Noah and Hulda (Burke) Brubacker. Victor was retired from Harrisburg State Hospital. He was a licensed ham radio operator, enjoyed bird watching, reading...
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Anna O. Kurtz

October 31, 1929 - February 27, 2016

Anna O. Kurtz, 86, of Myerstown, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in her home. She was the wife of Norman H. Kurtz with whom she was married to for 65 years. She was born on October 31, 1929 in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, a daughter of the late John Z. and Ella Oberholtzer Martin. She was a member of the Martins Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. Surviving in...
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Lovina Bauman Martin

July 21, 1931 - February 19, 2016

Lovina B. (Gingrich) Martin, 84, of Myerstown, PA, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 in her home. She was the wife of David Z. Martin with whom she was married to for 66 years. She was born in Jackson Township, Lebanon County on July 21, 1931, a daughter of the late Elias M. and Rebecca (Bauman) Gingrich. Lovina was a member of the Richland Mennonite Church. Surviving in addition to her...
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