Grace Horning Burkholder
Grace Horning Burkholder, of Ephrata, PA went home to be with the Lord, May 2, 2007. Graceís faith was expressed through volunteering in service to others. She attended Hinkletown Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School and participated in the sewing circle efforts for Mennonite Central Committee. In years past Grace was involved with the Community Action Program on the Welsh Mountain. Grace was a longtime volunteer with the Ephrata Reuzit Shop and with Booksavers. Graceís generosity with time will be missed by family and friends. She was born June 27, 1924, the daughter of Noah Horning and Maria Horst Horning. Grace was married to Benjamin L. Burkholder who preceded her in death, December 19, 1998. Grace will be lovingly missed by five daughters, Lynette Horst, wife of Merle Horst, Blue Ball; Brenda Wagner , Lititz; Glenda Ulrich, wife of Lawrence Ulrich, Sarasota, FL; Leone Wagner, wife of J. Mark Wagner, Lititz; June Landis, wife of Merv Landis, Talmage. Her legacy of love lives on in the lives of 12 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She is survived by one brother, Ivan H. Horning, husband of Lillian, Akron; and two sisters Lois, wife of Maynard Beitzel, Leola; and Marie, wife of Glenn Becker, Mt. Joy. She was preceded in death by one brother, Titus H. Horning, and one sister, Naomi Weaver. On Monday, May 7, 2007 the family will host relatives and friends between 5:00 pm to 6:15 at Hinkletown Mennonite Church prior to the Memorial Service at 6:30 pm. In memory of Graceís love for God and her service to others, please extend a kindness to someone today. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at www.groffeckenroth.com.
Patricia E. Watkins
Patricia E. Watkins, 53, of 532 Westfield Dr., New Holland, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kevin R. Watkins in 2003. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of Audrey (Boyd) Mowrer Lively of Columbia and the late J. Charles Mowrer, Jr. Her step-father, Gordon Lively also survives. Pat was employed as a Registered Nurse at Ephrata Community Hospital for 31 years. During her career, she was once elected 'Nurse of Hope'. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, New Holland and was a member of its choir. Family was an important part of Patís life. She loved spending time with her daughters, organizing family functions and was looking forward to becoming a grandmother. She was a strong supporter of the Lancaster Catholic High School Marching Band and enjoyed professional sports, especially attending Eagles games. Surviving in addition to her mother and step-father are three daughters: Alicia C. married to Matt Kowitz, Brookfield, IL; Allison N. Watkins, Leola; and Angelina C. Watkins, Ephrata; and nine brothers and sisters: Cathy married to Richard Shiley, Lancaster; J. Charles Mowrer III married to Brenda Mowrer, Columbia; Terri married to Tod Gilmore, Downingtown; Jen Hollinger, Columbia; Glenn married to Marianne Mowrer, Safe Harbor; Thomas married to Jane Mowrer, Irwin; Stan married to Terri Mowrer, Maytown; Fran Flanagan, Downingtown; Marge Mowrer, Lancaster; and 19 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, David Mowrer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 1 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 150 Water St., New Holland with Father John Schmalhofer as celebrant. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland on Saturday from 10 AM to Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Lancaster Catholic High School Music Association, Attn: Tony Brill, 650 Juliette Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601. Online condolences may be submitted at www.groffeckenroth.com.
Henry W. Kulp
Henry W. Kulp, V. M. D., 87, of 270 N. Red School Rd., Morgantown, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Ephrata Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Bigoney) Kulp, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Lansdale, he was the son of the late Floyd B. and Helen M. (Knipe) Kulp. He graduated in 1937 from the Lansdale High School and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1946. He was in private practice until 1963 when he became a Field Veterinarian for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1986. During World War II, he served with the U. S. Army. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Christopher B. Kulp, Los Gatos, CA; Benjamin B. married to Tammy (Graham) Kulp, Mountville; and Jonathan B. married to Vicky (Hart) Kulp, Morgantown; five grandchildren and a brother, Ned K. Kulp, Chalfont. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Austin Kulp. A viewing will be held on Monday, April 30, 2007 from 6 to 8 PM at the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland. Funeral and burial services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Barbara J. Aldin
Barbara J. Aldin, 73, of Garden Spot Village, 76 Holly Dr., New Holland, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Lancaster General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Eugene R. Aldin whom she married on July 2, 1955. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late E. Stanley and Margaret (McKay) Young. Barbara had been a church secretary for the Goshen Baptist Church, West Chester, for 25 years, retiring in 1998. Having moved to New Holland in 1999, she became a member of Christian Fellowship Church and valued spending time with her family and doing volunteer work at Garden Spot Village. She also enjoyed gardening and knitting. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Richard married to Kimberly Aldin, Limerick, PA; Donald married to Jennifer Aldin, Athens, GA; and Wendy married to Robert Challen, Oberlin, OH; five grandchildren; and a brother, E. S. Young, Harrisburg. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hester Bartlett. A viewing will be held at the Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 from 2 to 3 PM. The funeral service will follow at 3 PM with Pastor Fred Raupp officiating. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill on Thursday at11:30 AM. If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to Echoing Hills Nord Home, 3295 Leavitt Rd., Lorain, OH 44053. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent from our website: www.groffeckenroth.com.
Roy R. McKillips Jr.
Roy R. McKillips, Jr., 74, of Creek Hill Road, Leola, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Lenover, Chester County, he was the son of the late Roy R. Sr. and Dora (Work) McKillips. Roy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. A truck driver, he had worked for the former Glennonís Milk Service and since 1988 as a delivery driver for NAPA Auto Parts in New Holland. He was a member of N.R.A. and enjoyed hunting. He is survived by his children: Roy R., III, of Gap, Barbara Jane McKillips of Kinzers, Debbie Sue, married to Robert Shoemaker, and Karen McKillips, both of New Holland, a grandson; two step-grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren; sisters Verna L., married to Donald Hoover of New Holland, Jane Remick of Quakertown and Betty Brackbill of Willow Street; and brothers William D., John E. and Thomas L. McKillips, all of New Holland. Private family services. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland. To send online condolences, visit www.groffeckenroth.com.
James S. Zimmerman
James S. Zimmerman, 50, of 3026 Mt. Hope Home Rd., Manheim, formerly of New Holland, died Thursday, April 26, 2007 at the Mt. Hope Nazarene Retirement Community where he resided. Born in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster Co., he was the son of the late Levi F. and Emma B. (Stauffer) Zimmerman. James worked for over 20 years at Ephrata Area Rehab Services. Surviving are four brothers: Eli S. Zimmerman, Tunis, MO; Levi S. Zimmerman, Elkton, KY; Henry S. Zimmerman, Tunis, MO; and John S. Zimmerman, New Holland; six sisters: Mary married to Edwin Auker, Ephrata; Martha Zimmerman, New Holland; Lucy married to Clyde Wenger, Tunis, MO; Alice Auker, Tunis, MO; Emma married to Carmi Horst, Ephrata; and Susie married to Levi S. Horst, New Holland; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Zimmerman, Juniata County. He was preceded in death by a brother, Caleb Zimmerman and two sisters: Eva Zimmerman and Sarah S. Zimmerman. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at10 AM at the Centerville Mennonite Church with Bishop Harold Good, Roy Zimmerman and Ray Auker officiating. Interment will follow in Pike Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, 209 E. Main St., Terre Hill on Monday from 5 to 8 PM. Kindly omit flowers.
Robert F. Vreeland
Robert F. Vreeland, 80, of 2 Chimney Lane, East Earl, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at his home. Born in Bloomingdale, NJ, he was the son of the late Melvin and Lavinia (Blecker) Vreeland. His wife, Catherine Louise (Hennion) Vreeland, died in 1992. He retired in 1989 after 14 years with C & D Technology in Leola. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the American Legion in Butler, NJ. He also enjoyed walking in the woods, hunting, and trapping as a youth. Surviving are two sons, Robert D. Vreeland of Brownstown, and John K., married to Patricia J. (Eckrich) Vreeland of New Holland; three grandchildren; and a brother, Chester, married to Patricia Vreeland of Florida. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.