C. L. Hoke
Carole L. Hoke, fondly known as "Hokie" to her family and friends. She passed away at her residence 6330 Lemon Street, East Petersburg the evening of February 11th, 2005. Were she resided with her life partner of 16 years, LuAnn Rittenhouse.
Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Roy S. Hoke and Louise G. Hoffer. She was a graduate of McCasky in 1964. She continued her education at Lancaster Bible College.
Hokie was one of the original 13 to be hired at Kelloggs Lancaster Plant. She left on illness in 2002. Her hobby was collecting Kellogg s memorabilia.
Surviving is her sister Patti Williams, wife of Dennis Williams of Manheim, along with their children, Troy Williams and Mindy Lapp, wife of Kerry Lapp, along with their two children.
Family and friends are invited March 20 for a gathering at the residence of the William s, 404 West High Street, Manheim, from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Anna K. Peters
Anna K. Peters, 72, formerly of Manheim, died Friday, February 18, 2005 at the United Zion Retirement Community Lititz, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the late Willis R. and Alice B. Kready Peters. Anna was a Licensed Practical Nurse working at Philhaven located in Mount Gretna, then Lancaster General Hospital and later retiring from the Mennonite Home Lancaster. A 1950 graduate of the former Manheim High School, she also graduated as an LPN from the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the Manheim Mennonite Church where she was active in the sewing circle. Anna was an avid reader and liked to travel in her early years.
Surviving are three brothers, Luke K., husband of Lois Brubaker Peters, John K., husband of Orpha E. Geib Peters both of Manheim and Raymond K., husband of Beckie Summers Peters of Elizabethtown and a sister, Ruth P., wife of J. Allen Zendt of Mifflintown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul K. Peters and two sisters, Esther P. Miller and Lois K. Peters.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Manheim Mennonite Church, 201 West High Street, Manheim on Monday morning, February 21, 2005 at 10:30 AM. Interment in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township, PA. There will be a public viewing at the church on Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of service.
Please omit flowers. Those who desire may send contributions in Anna s memory to the United Zion Retirement Community Endowment Fund 722 Furnace Hills Pike Lititz, PA 17543 or to Eastern Mennonite Missions 53 West Brandt Boulevard, Salunga, PA 17538.
The Buch Funeral Home "Memories Of A Lifetime Funeral Home" Manheim, PA in charge of arrangements.
Susan M. Eaby
Susan M. Eaby, 102, of 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, February 23, 2005 at Garden Spot Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Grant Eaby in 1993.
Born in Salisbury Twp., she was the daughter of the late Abraham Lincoln and Mary Ann Martin Mast.
A homemaker, Sue also enjoyed doing handwork including knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and sewing. She was an avid gardener who especially enjoyed flower gardening.
In her earlier years, she was an active member of Grace Fellowship Church, Ephrata and of the Gideon s Auxiliary of the Lancaster North Camp.
She is survived by the following children: Earl M. Eaby, New Holland, Lloyd A., married to Lois Eaby, Ephrata, W. Leon Eaby, New Holland and Carolyn, married to John M. Ranck, Jr., Lancaster and also by eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was the last of her 12 siblings.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in the Chapel of Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland at 2 PM with Rev. Frank Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held in the chapel on Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 PM. Memorials in Sue s memory may be sent to the Gideon s International Memorial Bible Program, Lancaster North Camp, 381 Koser Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. The Groff-High Funeral Home of New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
H. Lin Heisey
H. Lin Heisey, 89, of Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, formerly of Landis Road, Elizabethtown, died Saturday, February 19, 2005. He was the husband of the late Miriam Boyer Heisey who died February 11, 2004.
He was born in W. Donegal Twp., a son of the late Harry L. and Lizzie Lindemuth Heisey. He was a master carpenter, working 18 years for C.E. Disney, and almost 20 years for B & G Lumber Co., both of Elizabethtown. He retired in 1977. He was also a part-time farmer. He loved to travel, spending almost thirty years traversing the United States, Canada and Mexico, in the RV he owned with his late wife, visiting every state but Hawaii. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, winemaking and tropical fish. He served in the Army during WWII and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant from Company E 14th Infantry Regiment 71st Infantry Division. He was a former member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown, but had attended church services at the Chapel at Woodcrest Villa for the past six years.
Surviving is a daughter, Ellene "Enie" K., wife of James R. Musser, Marietta. He was preceded in death by a brother, E. Morse Heisey, and two sisters, Ethel M. Bell and Mary Brinser.
Private services will be held at the convenience of his family. Please omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Lin's memory to the Leukemia Society of America (Central PA Chapter), 298 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109. Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd., 144 E. High Street, Elizabethtown, PA, in charge of arrangements. A Life Celebration Funeral Home.
Ralph Franklin Miller
Published: Mar 01, 2005
Ralph Franklin Miller, 89, of 583 Blossom Trail, Mt. Joy, formerly of Marietta, died at his residence on Thursday.
Born in Columbia, he was the husband of the late Ruth Thomas Ashe Miller and the son of the late Earl Phillip and Mabel Markley Miller. He graduated from the Lancaster Boys High School in 1933 and received his Bachelor's Degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1936 in Chemistry, Physics and Math.
He worked as a chemist for a bleach company in South Carolina prior to taking the Civil Service Exam. His official career began with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1939 with the Identification Department. He moved on as a Special Agent traveling in areas such as: Houston, Texas, Gary, Indiana, Macon, Georgia, and Buffalo, New York. In 1944, he was transferred to the Manhattan Field Office. He specialized in espionage activities related to Russia and worked with British Intelligence. During his New York years, he enjoyed the theatre, opera, symphonies and museum. He returned to the Lancaster area following a 30 year career with the F.B.I.
Ralph was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ, Lancaster, having served on the Consistory and was a long term member of the senior choir.
He was a 25 year member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and was a former Treasurer. Ralph had a lifelong love of nature; was quite a Botanist and a student of Ornithology. He was a member of the Lancaster County Bird Club and was involved with the Christmas Bird Count held in December. He and the late Dr. Paul W. Eyler, Sr., co-authored a book entitled "Wildflowers of Lancaster County." He also served as the Associate Curator of Botany at the North Museum. He served on the Steering Committee for "Quest" which is a lifelong learning program for seniors. While living in Marietta, he enjoyed his extensive library. He was a member of the Marietta Joint Sewer Authority and a member of the Marietta Restoration Associates. Ralph collected Indian artifacts, enjoyed shopping and purchasing art and he was an oil painter at one time. From his father, he inherited his love of stamp collecting.
Surviving is one daughter, Jane E. Miller of Mt. Joy, PA. A son in 1965 and a brother, Jack C. Miller, preceded him in death.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ralph's Life Celebration Funeral Service from the First Reformed United Church of Christ, 40 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Worley officiating. Interment in Maytown Union Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. If desired memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army, 131 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Fred F. Groff, Inc., is a "Life Celebration" Funeral Home.
Helen E. Fries
Published: Feb 25, 2005
Helen E. Fries, 96, a resident of Willow Valley, died Wednesday at the Glen at Willow Valley.
She was the wife of the late Ralph H. Fries who died in 1976. Born in Lancaster, she was the youngest of five daughters of the late Harry Edger Hendren and Ella May Ryan Hendren.
She retired from Fries Flowers where she worked with her husband as the bookkeeper. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Willow Street.
Surviving are three sons, R. Jay Fries of Santa Fe, NM, Harry Fries of Vineland, NJ and Thomas Fries of San Antonio, TX. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 10:00 AM at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141. E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Steven R. Bowser officiating. Interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 394-4097.
Anna Lois Umble
Published: Mar 02, 2005
Anna Lois Umble, 90, of Fairmount Homes, Ephrata formerly of Atglen, went home to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ whom she loved & served faithfully until her death at Fairmount Homes on Tuesday, March 1, 2005. She was the wife of the late Omar K. "Russ" Umble who died in 1972. She was born in Morgantown, PA. She was the daughter of the late Jacob E. & Rebecca Mast Kurtz.
She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, PA where she served for many years as a Sunday School & Bible School teacher and was also involved in the church sewing circle. She was a homemaker and also worked on the family farm.
She is survived by 3 children: Fred A., husband of Reba Horst Umble of New Holland, Betty Lou, wife of Robert Buckwalter of Anchorage, Alaska and J. Wendell, husband of Susan Ferris Umble of Lac-La-Biche, Alberta, Canada; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers: Omar A., husband of Emily Phennegar Kurtz of Birdsboro, PA and Stephen M., husband of Mabel Kurtz Kurtz of Mogantown; 5 sisters: Ida C. Glick of Oley, PA, Linda B. Bush of Elverson, Susanna, wife of John Umble of Atglen, Fannie, wife of Thomas Yoder of Elverson and Martha M. Stoltzfus of Centerville, PA. She was preceded in death by a infant daughter Virginia Sue Umble in 1956.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 549 Swan Road, Atglen, PA on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 3 P.M. with the Pastor Richard Umble and Pastor William Blank officiating. The interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 2 PM until time of service. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana, PA.