Ruth F. Keller Wagner
March 14, 1915 - October 4, 2004
Ruth F. (Buckwalter) Keller Wagner, 89, formerly of Stevens and Myerstown, PA, died Monday morning in Ephrata Manor, Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA, where she had resided since June 18, 2003. Born in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Della (Gibbons) Buckwalter. Her first husband, Jacob W. Keller, died June 6, 1980, and her second husband, Calvin J. Wagner, died in 1986. She retired in 1980 after serving over 20 years as a nursing assistant with Maple Farms Nursing Center, Akron, PA, and had worked at Denver Nursing Home, Stevens. Ruth was a member of East Cocalico Church of the Brethren, Reamstown and a former member of Mohler's Church of the Brethren, where she was a Sunday school teacher, member of the Ladies Aide Society, member of the choir, and leader of the quilters of the church. She also was the seamstress for the costumes of the church's Christmas pagents. She was also a former member of the Myerstown Church of the Brethren in Lebanon County. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and attending public sales to buy sewing baskets and buttons. Surviving is a son, Paul B., married to Deborah (Saylor) Keller, Stevens, PA; 4 daughters, Anna E. Miller, Ephrata, PA; Ruth K., married to Nelson Gunn, Baltimore, MD; Naomi K., married to Lloyd Moyer, Bethel, PA; and Gwendolyn K., married to Abram Shrom, Denver, PA (with whom she last resided); 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman, married to Jean (Pugh) Buckwalter, Palmyra, MO; and 4 sisters, Linnie, married to Warren Frost, Palmyra, MO; Della Spratt, Philadelphia, MO; Mary, married to Donald Hansbrough, Palmyra, MO; and Martha, married to William Sargeant, Palmyra, MO.; step-sons, Richard married to Ann (Harding) Wagner, Robert married to Erlene (Gibble) Wagner, Wilber married to Mary Lou (Krause) Wagner, & Kenneth married to Joyce (Fry) Wagner, all of Myerstown; step-daughters, Janet married to Herman Myers, Daluth, GA; Gay Hitz, Shellsville; Carol married to Ronald Risser, Sherburno, NY; 14 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren & 1 step-great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Jacob W. B. Keller, a step-daughter, Joyce (Wagner) Kinzer, 8 brothers, Jacob, Cleland, Marvin, Landis, Dan, Elvin, Earl and Harry Buckwalter and a sister, Margaret Halgren, and a granddaughter, Robin Keith.
A viewing will be held from our parlor on Thursday evening, October 7, 2004, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and at the church Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2004, at 10:00 AM from Ruth's church, East Cocalico Church of the Brethren, Bunker Hill Road, Reamstown, PA 17567, with The Rev. James H. Rhen and The Rev. Glenn Hassinger officiating. Burial will be in Mohler's Cemetery, Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, PA.
Rather than flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to East Cocalico Church of the Brethren in Ruth's memory.
Eugene B. Wanner
Dec. 17, 1922 - Sept. 27, 2001
Eugene B. Wanner, 78, of 2106 Northmont Boulevard, Reading, Berks County, formerly of North Sixth Street, Denver, Lancaster County, died Thursday morning in Ephrata Community Hospital where he was a patient for the past 5 days. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Clayton S. and Florence W. (Becker) Wanner. His wife, Elizabeth J. (Woodworth) Wanner, died August 19, 1998. He was a member of St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adamstown, where he had been a former member of church council, church sexton, choir member, Sunday school teacher and secretary of the Lutheran Church Men. Wanner was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Force during World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was a member of the Adamstown VFW. Eugene was employed many years ago by the former Cloister Dairy, Ephrata; former Pennsupreme Dairy, Ephrata; Wertz Garage, Adamstown; and last, retiring in 1987 from Hope Hosiery Mill, Adamstown. Following retirement, he was employed part-time by Weis Markets, Ephrata, for several years. Surviving is a step-mother, Eva (George) Wanner, a guest at Fairmount Homes, Farmersville, Lancaster County; a daughter, Bonnie J., wife of Paul R. Line III, Reading; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Leon, married to Nancy Wanner, and Bruce, married to Mildred Wanner, both of Ephrata; and Larry, married to Sandy Wanner, Adamstown; and a half-brother, Richard L. Mull, Ephrata. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Wanner.
The funeral ceremony will be held on Monday, October 1, 2001, at 10:00 AM from our parlor with The Reverend Sandra L. Gideon officiating. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, September 30, 2001, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Burial will take place in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring, PA.
Flowers will be received or you may remember Gene with contributions to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Ruth A. Weaver
October 8, 1919 - April 21, 2002
Ruth A. Weaver, 82, of 661 South Haws, Mesa, Arizona, formerly of New Holland and Stevens, PA, died Sunday morning at 8:15 AM in Mi Casa Nursing Center, Mesa, Arizona, where she resided one month. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Landergin) Newswanger, and was the wife of Martin Z. Weaver for 62 years on November 11, 2001. Prior to moving to Arizona in 1999, she was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Ephrata, and was a former member of the New Holland Evangelical United Brethren Church where she had been active in mission work. Surviving in addition to her husband are 2 daughters, Margaret R. Klinger, Mesa, AZ; and Linda D. Weaver, Jacksonville, FL; 3 sons, John D., married to Reinhild Weaver, Bonn, Germany; Larry A. Weaver, Boise, Idaho; and Don R., married to Joyce Weaver, Lutz, FL; 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, Robert Martin Weaver, and a sister, Dorothy Newswanger, preceded her in death.
Ruth's viewing will be held on Friday, April 26, 2002, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM from Hope United Methodist Church, 3474 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, PA. The funeral ceremony will begin at 2:00 PM in the church with The Reverend Mary Jane Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Springville Mennonite Cemetery, Ephrata Township, PA.
The family asks that flowers not be sent. Please remember Ruth with contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Bernice H. Weaver
April 20, 1924 - January 4, 2005
Bernice H. Weaver, 80, of 120 Country Drive, Denver, Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, died Tuesday, January 4, 2005, in Ephrata Community Hospital, where she was a patient since December 28th. Born in Hinkletown, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Emery B. and Anna (Hibshman) Shenk. Her husband, Lester O. Weaver, a well-known area auctioneer, died December 14, 1987. She was a member and former Sunday School Teacher of St. Johnís Center Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Earl, Lancaster County, and was the Emblem bearer of Ruth with Samuel Fear Chapter #417 Order of Eastern Star, Honeybrook, Chester County. Mrs. Weaver had assisted her late husband for many years at public sales and was employed by Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown. She enjoyed word search puzzles and crocheting. Surviving are 2 daughters, Audrey E. (Weaver), wife of Dr. Thomas L. Andersen, Stevens, PA; and Tina E. (Weaver), wife of Donald E. Lefever, with whom she resided; a son, Joseph L., husband of Brenda Lee (Bryan) Weaver, Terre Hill, PA; 13 grandchildren; 10 Great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Ruth (Shenk) Sheaffer, Newport, PA; Gladys (Shenk) Frey, Lititz, PA; Shirley (Shenk) Pfautz, and Orvilla (Shenk) Oberholtzer, both of Ephrata, PA; and Darla (Shenk) Wanner, Akron, PA; and a brother, William Shenk, Lititz, PA. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rowena J. Good, a grandson, Donovan E. Lefever, a sister, Ethel Getz, and 3 brothers, Clarence, Marvin and Emery Jr.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2005, from noon to 2:00 PM from our parlors with Eastern Star services beginning at 1:45 PM and the service celebrating her life at 2:00 PM. Her pastor, Rev. Donald Lindman, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Center Union Cemetery, East Earl, Lancaster County, PA.
Flowers will be received and you may remember Bernice with contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Martin Z. Weaver
August 13, 1917 - June 24, 2005
Martin Z. Weaver, 87, formerly of Stevens and New Holland, Lancaster County, died under hospice care Friday, June 24, 2005, in Tempe, AZ. Born August 13, 1917, in Hinkletown, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Aaron and Mary (Zimmerman) Weaver. His beloved wife, Ruth A. (Newswanger) Weaver, died April 21, 2002. A member of Hope United Methodist Church, Ephrata, he was a farmer and machine operator at Reading Door Closer, Reamstown, PA, Blue Ball Machine Works, Blue Ball, PA, and Beloit Eastern, Downington, PA.. He also was a maintenance supervisor with Adams Machinery, Phoenix, AZ, and an electrician at various businesses. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret R. Klinger, Mesa, AZ ; and Linda D. Weaver, South Sterling, PA; three sons, John D., husband of Reinhild Weaver, Bonn, Germany; Larry A. Weaver, Boise, Idaho; Don R., husband of Joyce Weaver, Lutz, FL; 9 Grandchildren; 10 Great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Martin's life will be held on Thursday morning, June 30, 2005, at 11:00 AM from Hope United Methodist Church, 3473 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522, The Reverend Fred C. Lowery officiating, with a viewing from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Springville Mennonite Cemetery, Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, PA, beside his wife and son, Bobby.
The family has requested that flowers be omitted, however, you may remember Martin with contributions to Hospice of the Valley, Desert at Friendship Village, 2645 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282.
Miriam R. Weaver
June 20, 1918 - November 28, 2005
Married 70 years on March 2nd
Miriam R. Weaver, 87, of 11 Stacey Court, Stevens, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, died Monday evening at 7:25 PM in Maple Farms Nursing Center, Akron, Lancaster County, where she resided the past 4 months. Born June 20, 1918, in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Norman B. and Lizzie B. (Hibshman) Eshleman, and was the wife of Leroy M. Weaver. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on March 2nd. She was a member of Reamstown Church of God and had been active in the Reamstown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Miriam had worked at various textile factories during her lifetime. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda R., wife of Larry Hornberger, Denver, PA; 3 sons, Gene R., husband of Jeanette (Moll) Weaver, Stevens, PA; Lee R., husband of Jessalyn H. (Reining) Weaver, Ephrata, PA; and Clyde L., husband of Cecelia (Shaeffer) Weaver, Reinholds, PA; 8 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; Also, 2 brothers, Melvin R., husband of Ruth (Yost) Eshleman, Akron, PA; and Kenneth L. Eshleman, Lititz, PA; 3 sisters, Pauline Good, wife of John Zielke, Inman, Kansas; Grace Hartranft, Akron, PA; and Mary Jane Good, Lititz, PA; A brother Arthur Eshleman preceded her in death.
A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, December 1, 2005, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM from our funeral home, and on Friday morning, December 2, 2005, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM from The Reamstown Church of God, 57 East Church Street, Reamstown, PA 17567, with the service beginning at 10:00 AM. Her pastors, The Reverend Arthur T. Karick and The Reverend Joel R. Hainley, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery, Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, PA.
Charles E. Weber
October 26, 1922 - May 15, 2004
Charles E. Weber, 81, of 1009 Glen View Drive, Denver, Lancaster County, died Saturday afternoon, May 15, 2004, at 4:35 PM in Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, Lancaster County, where he was a guest since August 2003. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Frank and Julia (Helm) Weber, and was the husband of Betty (Johnson) Weber for 53 years on June 10, 2003. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, New Holland, Lancaster County. A graduate of Holy Family High School, Roxbury (Philadelphia), he was a PA State Policeman for 29 years, retiring as sergeant in December 1975. Receiving his certificate for instruction from Penn State University, he was also a teacher and field instructor with the state police having taught all phases of police work to cadets at the State Police Academy, Hershey; Montgomery County Community College; and Ursinus College, Collegeville. While living in Florida following his retirement, he was a former president of the State of Florida Crime Prevention Association, served as a certified police officer in Palmetto, Florida; was the project director of crime prevention & community relations in Palmetto, and the city safety commissioner 1977-1988. He also received a commendation from the Florida State Attorney General for his services. Weber was an Army veteran of World War II, having received 3 bronze stars serving in the European Theatre. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 37, Philadelphia. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Dale (Weber), married to Steve Trievel, Pottstown, PA; 3 sons, Charles A., married to Shirley (Zern) Weber, Birdsboro, PA; Michael and Mark B. Weber, both at home; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna, married to Francis Thomas, Conshohocken, PA. A brother, Joseph Weber, preceded him in death.
A viewing will be held on Thursday morning, May 20, 2004, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. The ceremony celebrating Charles' life will begin at 10:00 AM from our parlors with The Reverend Father John Schmalhofer as celebrant. Final commendation and farewell at Memory Gardens Mausoleum, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA.
The family requests that flowers not be sent, however you may remember Charles with contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Post Office Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.