Mary Rebecca (Lesher) Keller
July 9, 1929 - April 6, 2001
A private memorial services will be held from our parlor with private inurnment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Lebanon County. There will be no viewing. Contributions to American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Born in Adamstown, Lancaster County, Mary Rebecca was a daughter of the late Solomon R. and Carrie M. (Stork) Lesher. Her husband, John R. Keller, died October 9, 1996. She was the manager of Life Uniforms, Park City Center, Lancaster, where she was employed for the past 15 years. Mary Rebecca was a 1947 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, Shillington. She is survived by 2 daughters, Patricia L. Pace, Lancaster, PA; & Susan E., married to George Stekervetz, Conestoga, PA; 2 sons, John R. Keller II, Lancaster, PA; & James E. Keller, San Jose, CA; 2 grandchildren & a great- grandson; a sister, Betty L., married to Lawrence W. Texter, Adamstown; & a brother, Charles S., married to Caroline (Treisch) Lesher, Denver; A brother, John E. Lesher, died in 1998. She resided at 5A Welsh Drive, Lancaster, and died unexpectedly Friday morning at 8:00 AM in Lancaster General Hospital where she was a patient for 3 days. The family asks that rather than flowers, contributions be given in Marys memory to the above charity.
Vincent H. "Binnie" Ansel
January 22, 1924 - March 29, 2001
Services from Peace UCC, Swartzville, Monday, April 2, 2001, at 2:00 PM with Rev. William E. Hoch officiating. Burial with military honors in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown. Viewing from our parlor Sunday 7-9 PM and at the church Monday 1-2 PM.
Born in Reamstown a son of the late Harry G. and Edna (Sweigart) Ansel, "Binnie" was the husband of the late Kathryn (Youndt) Ansel who died June 24, 1999. He resided at 147 West Washington Street, Adams town. He was a member and former deacon of Peace United Church of Christ, Swartzville, and was an army veteran of World War II having received the Silver Star for his service. He was a life member of the Adamstown VFW and a member of the Lancaster American Legion. Retiring in 1990, he was the owner and operator of Youndts Meats, Adamstown, from 1946 to 1972 and ran the meat department of the former Shillington IGA for 19 years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Karen E., married to Michael L. Sweigart, Ephrata; and Linda L., married to Andrew D. Boyer, Denver; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marguerite, married to Lavern R. Mohn, Akron; and 5 brothers, Donald R. Ansel, Stevens; Clair, married to Allegra (Newpher) Ansel, Terre Hill; Kenneth, married to Arlene (Gelsinger) Ansel, Stevens; Carl R., married to Dorothy J. (Messner) Ansel, Ephrata; and Marvin, married to Florence (Wenger) Ansel, Ephrata. Vincent was a patient at Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading, for the past two months where he found peace from his illness at 1:10 PM on Thursday afternoon. The family will accept flowers or you may send contributions in "Binnies" memory to the Memorial Fund of Peace UCC, 37 E. Swartzville Rd., Denver, PA 17517.
Bridget A. (Gensemer) Morgan
February 5, 1954 - March 21, 2001
Services will be held from our parlor on Saturday, March 24, 2001, at 6:00 PM with Rev. David Brumbaugh officiating. A viewing will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The inurnment will be private.
Born in Ephrata, Lancaster County, Bridget was the daughter of Betty J. (Leed) Gensemer and the late William G. "Bumper" Gensemer. She was the wife of Ronald H. Morgan and lived at 1320 Mt. Airy Road, Stevens. A 1972 graduate of Cocalico High School, she also graduate from the former Bryland School of Cosmet ology, Reading. She was employed for the past 16 years by Hope Hosiery Mill, Adamstown. A member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Denver, she was a member of the church consistory, the choir and the churchs Cocalico Care Center. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are 2 daughters, Amy S. Morgan, Denver, PA; and Wendy L. Morgan, Adamstown, PA; 3 grandchildren, and maternal grandparents, LeRoy M. and Edith (Carpenter) Leed, Denver, PA; A brother, Brian L. Gensemer, died in 1992. Bridget became ill Wednesday morning and was rushed to Ephrata Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:00 AM. A terrible shock to all of her family and friends...her smile will be dearly missed.
Florence A. (Frederick) Adair
November 1, 1930 - March 6, 2001
Services from our parlor on Saturday, March 10, 2001, at 10 AM with Rev. Bradley J. Haws officiating. Burial in Memory Gardens. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM.
Born in Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA, she was a daughter of the late John R. and Cora M. (Marshall) Frederick, and was the wife of Albert Adair for 51 years on January 28th. Florence had worked many years at Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown. Surviving in addition to her husband are 2 daughters, Peggy A., married to Paul B. Lausch, Ephrata; and Sandra J., married to Jack L. Speece, Mohnton; a son, Kenneth L., married to Cindy L. (Damschroder) Adair, Denver; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; also 2 sisters, Kathryn M. Rissler, Ephrata; and Pauline A. Ulrich, Reinholds; and a brother, John H., married to Joyce (Butt) Frederick, Newmanstown. Florence died very unexpectedly on Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM at HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital, Cumru Township, Berks County, where she was a patient since February 16th.
Arlene N. (Fritz) Lorah
May 22, 1917 - February 24, 2001
Services will be held from our parlors on Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at 11 AM with Rev. Kirk R. Marks officiating. Viewing from 10-11 AM. The burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Denver, PA.
Born in Reamstown, Arlene was a daughter of the late Clarence and Edna (Hain) Fritz. Her husband, Frederick H. Lorah, died March 11, 1998. She was a member of St. Pauls Evangelical Congregational Church, Reamstown, and the Golden Years Circle of Denver. She worked for many years at Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown, and retired from Kinder Manufacturing, Denver, in 1979. Surviving is a son, Leslie L. Lorah, Shillington; a grandson, Daniel; 2 sisters, Floretta Gockley, Lititz; and June Schlack, Reamstown. Three brothers preceded her in death, Vernon, Willard and Gilbert Fritz. She spent her last days at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, where she died at 5:30 PM on Saturday. The family requests that rather than flowers, contributions in her memory be sent to Essa Flory Hospice Center, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to Lancaster Office of Aging, 50 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602.
Betty E. (Frieberg) Dickinson
March 12, 1929 - February 23, 2001
Services from our parlor Thursday, March 1, 2001, at 10 AM with Rev. Jeffrey K. Lott officiating. Burial in Conventryville Cemetery, Chester County, PA. Viewing Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 PM.
Born in Houtzdale, Clearfield County, PA, she was a daughter of the late Gustav H. and Ragna Emelia (Johnson) Frieberg. She was a member of Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Swartzville, Lancaster County, PA, where she had been a member of the choir. A true music lover, she was a church organist for many years while residing in Bethlehem, PA, and Marshfield, MA. Betty retired in 1990 after working for 28 years at Sears, Pottstown, last as manager of the Home Improvement Department. She is survived by her husband, David L. Dickinson, with whom she resided at 36 Sony Run Village, Denver, Lancaster County, PA. Also surviving are a son, Barry L., married to Lynn Blackburn, Aurora, Colorado; 2 daughters, Susan B., married to Thomas J. Burby, Dover, Delaware; and Cathy D. Smith, Montrose, Colorado; 2 step-daughters, Melody Lee, married to Darwin L. Fanton, and Rebecca M., married to James Wightman, both of Wellsville, New York; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Herman J., married Sherry Harrington, Highland Village, Texas; She was preceded in death by a son, Mark A. Blackburn, in 1991. Betty was a patient at Ephrata Community Hospital for one week where she parted from us on Friday at 3:30 PM.
Pherl Youndt, 83, formerly of Leola and Fivepointville, died Sunday evening in Essa Flory Hospice Center.
Born in Brecknock Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Jennie (Hornberger) Youndt. He was the husband of Verna M. (Hainley) Youndt. Also surviving are their children, Timothy L. husband of Lisa A. Youndt of Fivepointville and Bonnie T. wife of Thomas P. Weinhold of Gambrills, Maryland; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother Donald husband of Nancy Youndt of Fivepointville; sisters, Stella Hawthorne of St. Petersburg, Florida and Edna Musser of Emmaus. Pherl was predeceased by a son Terry Youndt.
A butcher with Charles Youndt & Sons of Fivepointville, he was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leola, was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, and enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
Funeral Saturday at 11:00am in the Roseboro Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver with Reverend Newell W. Embley and Sue Orth officiating. Interment in Memory Gardens, Ephrata with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Honor Guard. There will be no viewing, however the family will receive friends from 10-11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pherl's memory to: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Road, Leola, PA 17540, or Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.