Mary O. Steffy
December 24, 1918 - January 12, 2002
Mary O. Steffy, 83, of 120 East Franklin Street, Ephrata, Lancaster County, formerly of Adamstown, Lancaster County, was found dead in her apartment of natural caused on Saturday morning. Born in Adamstown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey G. and Luella (Witwer) Steffy. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adamstown. Miss Steffy was employed for many years as a registered nurse. She is survived by cousins.
It was Mary's request that all services be private. Her cremains will be buried in Center Union Cemetery, East Earl Township, PA.
Warren G. Spotts
May 6, 1919
June 12, 2003
Warren G. Spotts, 84, of 1303 Reading Road, Denver (Brecknock Township), Lancaster County, died Thursday evening at 6:30 PM in the Ephrata Community Hospital where he was a patient since Tuesday. Born in Bowmansville, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Martin and Jennie (Good) Spotts, and was the husband of Barbara V. (Shupp) Spotts for the past 56 years. A life member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Bowmansville, he was a past president of the church consistory and was the bell ringer for worship services and funerals for 30 years. Spotts was a 40 year Stone Mason and Stone Carver for 20 years, having last worked for M. E. Gerhart, Schoeneck, Lancaster County. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Warren was a board member of Bowmansville Union Cemetery for 44 years and served as the president since 1973. He was a life member of the Bowmansville Fire Company, enjoyed hunting and was an avid lover of horses. Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 sons, Kenneth M., married to Susan A. (Styer) Spotts, Mohnton, PA; and Frederick J. Spotts, Denver, PA; 3 grandchildren; a brother, Leon Spotts, Hamburg, PA; and 3 sisters, Margaret Coldren, Harrisburg, PA; Catherine Houshower, and Ruth Arlene Spotts, both of Bowmansville, PA.
Warren's viewing will be held from our parlors on Sunday evening, June 15, 2003, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. There will also be a viewing from the church on Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
The funeral services will be held on Monday morning, June 16, 2003, at 11:00 AM from St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Church Street, Bowmansville, PA, with his pastor, The Reverend Robert A. Witmyer, officiating. Burial will follow in Bowmansville Union Cemetery.
August 15, 1919 - November 2, 2003
Alverta “Vertie” Steely, 84, formerly of Schoeneck, Lancaster County, died Sunday at 8:15 AM in Ephrata Manor, Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, where she resided since July 1998. Born in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late James R. and Esther (Wenrich) Stuber. Her husband, Clarence E. Steely, died September 13, 1998. She was a member of Mellinger’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schoeneck. Retiring in 1982, she was employed for 33 years with the former Dutchmaid, Inc., Ephrata. Vertie enjoyed playing the piano, having been the pianist and member of Friendly Circle of Ephrata, a senior group, for many years. She was also and avid Hausenpfeffer card player. Surviving is a daughter, Linda J., married to Elvin E. Heck, Ephrata, PA.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday morning, November 5, 2003, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM from The Donecker Chapel of Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata, PA, with her pastor, The Reverend Timothy L. Craven, officiating. Burial will follow in Mellinger's Cemetery, Schoeneck, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Please remember Alverta with contributions to the U.C.C. Homes - Benevolent Fund c/o Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.
Eleanor S. Stork
June 21, 1902 - November 27, 2005
1922 Graduate of Beechwood College
Eleanor S. Stork, 103, of 93 East Main Street, Adamstown, Lancaster County, died Sunday morning, November 27, 2005, at 6:45 AM in Ephrata Community Hospital where she had been admitted Saturday evening. Born June 21, 1902, in Wellsboro, Tioga County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Carl and Frances (Och) Siemens. Her husband, J. Newton Stork, died May 31, 1955. A member of Christ Episcopal Church, Reading, she graduated from Wellsboro High School and was a 1922 graduate of Beechwood College (now Arcadia College), Jenkintown. Eleanor was a dietician in the 1920’s, employed by Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ, and Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia. A former cub scout den mother, she was also a former leader and committeewoman with Girl Scouts of America, and member of the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council, Lancaster County. An avid seamstress, she also enjoyed knitting, cooking and baking. Surviving is a daughter, Ann S. Jackel, Phoenix, AZ ; a son, H. Robert Stork, Adamstown; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Henrietta Ziemer, Harriet Arnold and Rachel Siemens.
Private services will be held by the family with inurnment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown.
Eleanor's wishes were that rather than flowers, contributions may be sent to the Lancaster County Association of the Blind, 244 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Alexis Nichole Stover
December 27, 2005
Alexis Nichole Stover was stillborn Tuesday, December 27, 2005, in Ephrata Community Hospital. Daughter of Stephen M. and Melissa A. (Galbreath) Stover, 610 South 6th Street, Denver, Lancaster County, she is also survived by maternal grandparents, Nevin and Donna (Wenrich) Galbreath, Denver, PA; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Joyce (Busser) Stover, Bowmansville, PA; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda (Seese) Hemling, Houston, DE; and paternal great-grandmother, Viola (Shuey) Stover, Denver, PA; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Chester V. Sweigart
May 2, 1914 - December 16, 2004
Chester V. “Chet” Sweigart, 90, of 305 E. Fulton St., Ephrata, Lancaster County, died Thursday, Dec. 16 at home under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County. Born May 2, 1914, in E. Cocalico Twp., Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Charles F. and Jennie (Steffy) Sweigart, and was the husband of Myrtle M. (Burkhart) Sweigart for 61 years on January 23, 2004. A member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ephrata, he was a 1932 granduate of Ephrata High School. An army staff sergeant he fought with 275th Armored Field Artillery Battalion at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Chet retired after over 50 years at the former Ephrata Shoe Co. He was a past adjutant of the Ephrata VFW and was a woodworker & enjoyed hunting & fishing. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Brian C. Sweigart, Ephrata; 2 daughters, Gail L. (David) Trate, Denver ; Penny D. (Douglas) Stick, Reinholds; 5 grandchildren, Melissa Gockley, Tami Dube’, Theresa Clair, Adam Stick & Kozette Zimmerman and 4 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, December 19, 2004, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM from our parlors. The funeral service celebrating Chet's life will be held on Monday December 20, 2004, at 1:00 PM from our funeral home with his pastor, The Rev. Henry E. Herbener, officiating.
Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006, at 3:00 PM from Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville, with Rev. Adam K. Forry officiating.
If desired, please remember the family with contributions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Ephrata Community Hospital, 169 Martin Avenue, Post Office Box 1002, Ephrata, PA 17522-1002.
Clayton L. Sweigart
August 4, 1934 - November 22, 2005
Clayton L. Sweigart, 71, of 259 North Reamstown Road, Denver, ( East Cocalico Township ), Lancaster County, died in his residence Tuesday, November 22, 2005, under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County. His death followed a 4 month illness. Born August 4, 1934, in Reamstown, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Leroy L. and Lillian H. (Huyard) Sweigart. His wife, Ellen J. (Strickler) Sweigart, died July 3, 2004. He was employed by Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown. A member of Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Swartzville, he was a member of Adamstown Rod & Gun Club, Cocalico Sportsman Association, Denver, and enjoyed trap shooting. Surviving are 2 daughters, Brenda L. Morehouse, Newville, PA; and Linda F., wife of Kevin R. Fry, Stevens, PA; 4 grandchildren; a sister, Helen E. (Sweigart) Martin, Ephrata, PA; and 2 brothers, Wesley, husband of Hazel V. (Weinhold) Sweigart, Denver, PA; and William L., husband of Cheryl (Fasnacht) Sweigart, Reamstown, PA;
Services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2005, at 11:00 AM with The Rev. Paul W. Smeltz and The Rev. Surj Paul officiating in Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Inc., 34-38 North Reamstown Road, Reamstown, PA 17567. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Muddy Creek Cemetery, East Cocalico Township.
Rather than flowers, please remember Clayton with contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Barbara V. Spotts
December 4, 1921 - August 11, 2004
Barbara V. Spotts, 82, of Bowmansville, Lancaster County, died Wednesday morning at 12:20 AM in Ephrata Community Hospital where she was a patient after suffering a stroke and heart attack in her home on Monday. Born in Cumru Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Cansie U. and Jennie (Ulrich) Shupp. Her husband, Warren G. Spotts, died June 12, 2003. She was a member of St. Paul ’s United Church of Christ, Bowmansville. Many years ago she had been employed by the former Redcay Hat Factory, Adamstown, and by Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and cross stitching and was known for her cooking and baking skills. Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth M., married to Susan A. (Styer) Spotts, Mohnton, PA ; and Frederick J. Spotts, Denver, PA ; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Muriel Schlouch, Mohnton, PA ; and Lillian Schweitzer, Adamstown, PA ; and 2 brothers, James Shupp, Shartlesville, PA ; and Cansie U. Shupp, Reinholds, PA. A brother, Carl Shupp, preceded her in death.
A viewing will be held on Friday evening, August 13, 2004, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM from our parlors.
There will also be a viewing on Saturday morning, August 14, 2004, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM from St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Church Street, Bowmansville, PA, where the service celebrating Barbara's life will begin at 11:00 AM with The Reverend Robert A. Witmyer and The Reverend Melvin Mundie officiating. Burial will follow in Bowmansville Union Cemetery, Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, PA.