L. Beatrice Hostetter
January 24, 2007
L. Beatrice Hostetter, 102, formerly of Manheim, died on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at Luther Acres, Lititz following a brief illness.
Born in Oswego, New York, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Clara May Hamaker Lesher. She was the wife of the late J. Albert Hostetter, he died on August 28, 1977. Beatrice was a 1922 graduate of the former Manheim High School. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Manheim and a former member of the Farm Women Society. Her interests included painting and making crafts.
Surviving is a son, Jay A. husband of Martha H. Hostetter of Manheim; three grandchildren, Karen P. wife of James Bradley, Timothy J. husband of Heather Hostetter, Noelle L. wife of Randy Criswell and five great grandchildren, Sean, Kylie, Michael, Madison, and Justin. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Patricia Hostetter, a brother, Clarence Lesher, two sisters, Elizabeth Hacker and Florence Marshcielle.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at Luther Acres, Chapel of the Good Samaritan, 600 East Main Street Lititz, PA on Monday, January 29, 2007 at 11:00 am with Rev. Walt Cleckley, Chaplain officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township. There will be a public visitation at the chapel on Monday morning from 10:30 am until the time of service.
Please omit flowers. Those who desire may send contributions in Beatrice’s memory to Luther Acres Manor 600 East Main Street Lititz, PA 17543 or Hospice of Lancaster County P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Raymond L. Wright
January 27, 2007
Raymond L. Wright, 76, of 3231 Elmae Drive Lancaster died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness on Saturday, January 27, 2007.
Born in Johnstown, he was the son of the late Lloyd D. and Twila Hofecker Wright. Raymond was a machinist for over thirty-one years for Armstrong World Industries Lancaster Floor Plant retiring in 1994. Previous he worked as a machinist for the U.S. Steel Corporation Johnstown for fifteen years. He was the loving husband of Doris J. Coutts Wright and they observed their 55th wedding anniversary in June of 2006. Raymond was a very active member of Hempfield Church Of The Brethren Manheim where he served as a deacon. An avid hunter and outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting with his sons, grandchildren, and other family members. Raymond especially loved walking and hiking in the mountains where he was known for making his own walking sticks. His family appreciated his enthusiasm for life, his love of story telling and a keen sense of humor. His life was his family.
In addition to his wife, he will be lovingly missed by two daughters, Linda K. wife of Fred Steele of Landisville, Jean E. wife of Jerry Barger of Mount Joy, two sons, Bruce A. husband of Bonnie Zeamer Wright of Manheim, Barry L. husband of Brenda Groff Wright of Lancaster, six grandchildren, Brad Steele, Brian Steele, Todd husband of Autumn Wright, Abby Wright, Clint Barger, Sarah Barger, one great grandson, Carter Wright and soon to arrive one great granddaughter Campbell Rae Wright.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service from the Hempfield Church Of The Brethren 1186 Stevens Street Manheim, on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM with Pastor John Layman, and Pastor Ryan Braught, officiating. Interment in Hempfield Church of the Brethren Cemetery East Hempfield Township. There will be a public viewing at the Buch Funeral Home 21 Market Square Manheim, on Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM with additional viewing on Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.
Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Raymond’s memory to Hempfield Church Of The Brethren Memorial Fund 1186 Stevens Street Manheim, PA 17545 or Hospice of Lancaster County P. O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Ann B. Hollinger
January 28, 2007
Ann B. Hollinger, 91, of Brethren Village 3001 Lititz Pike Lancaster and formerly of 295 Church Street Landisville died Sunday, January 28, 2007 following a brief illness.
Born in Neena Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Mamie DeMoranda Hunt. Ann worked as a machine operator for the former Lancaster Shoe Factory in Elizabethtown. She was the wife of the late Lloyd S. Hollinger who died in October of 2000. Ann was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church East Petersburg. In her early years she helped with the alter guild and was coordinator for the greeters. Ann’s interests included home sewing, crocheting, reading, playing cards, and camping.
Surviving is a daughter Beverly H. Bachman of East Petersburg, three grandchildren, Gregory Bachman, Tracy Sillaman, Michele Cipriano, and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey May Lucera, a brother, Harold Hunt, and a son-in-law Glenn R. Bachman.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service from the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 1905 Broad Street East Petersburg, PA on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 11:00 AM with Pastor John M. Smaligo and Pastor Mary-Margaret Ruth officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Brethren In Christ Cemetery Mount Joy Township. There will be a public viewing at the church on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Ann’s memory to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Capital Campaign Fund 1905 Broad Street East Petersburg, PA 17520.
Vera R. Shonk
January 31, 2007
Vera R. Shonk, 97, formerly of RD 4 Manheim, died on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at The Willow Valley Lakes Manor Willow Street.
Born in Colerain Township, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cora Wilson Roop. She was the wife of the late Harry G. Shonk who died in 1996 and to whom she was married for 62 years. Vera was an elementary school teacher for 36 years for the Manheim Central School District. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster and was active with the Women’s Circle. She was a volunteer for the Board of Elections. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Educations Association, National Education Association and was a former member of the Green Acres Garden Club, Lancaster and Farm Women Number 6 where she served as president. A graduate of Elizabethtown College, Vera enjoyed bowling and participating in the Senior Citizens League.
Surviving are two sons, Merwyn R. husband of Nancy W. Shonk of Port Orchard, Washington, Thomas H. husband of Judy A. Shonk of Quarryville; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, N. Patricia Shonk, two brothers and four sisters.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her brief memorial service from the Lakeside Skills Center Auditorium First Floor 300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 1:00 PM with the Reverend Dr. Louis Palmieri officiating. Interment will be private in Manheim Fairview Cemetery Penn Township with the Reverend Dr. W. Richard Foster officiating.
Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Vera’s memory to their favorite charity.
Linda M. Bowman Ecenrode
February 1, 2007
Linda M. (Bowman) Ecenrode, 58, of 31 N. Charlotte Street Lancaster, formerly of Warwick Twp., died on February 1, 2007 at Lancaster General Hospital after a five month illness of cancer.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Anna Mary Becker Bowman of Lititz and the late Warren M. Bowman. She was married 34 years to Gregory R. Ecenrode. Linda was a 1967 graduate of Warwick High School. A homemaker, Linda and her husband attended New Life Assembly of God, Lancaster. She enjoyed her family, home life, listening to music and reading.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two sons, Jerald J. and Jeffrey R. Ecenrode both at home; a sister, Joyce A. wife of David Klase of Mt. Gretna and a brother, Jay W. husband of Rachel Myer Bowman of Manheim.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services at the Buch Funeral Home 21 Market Square Manheim, PA on Monday, February 5, 2007 at 1:00 PM. Interment in Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery, Warwick Twp. There will be a public visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service.
Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made in Linda’s memory and submitted to the Buch Funeral Home 21 Market Square Manheim, PA 17545.
Elmer M. Murry
January 31, 2007
Elmer M. Murry, 79, of 287 Limerock Road Lititz, died peacefully surrounded by his family and went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center Lititz.
Born in Mt. Nebo he was the son of the late Amos E. and Esther I. Martin Murry. Elmer started auctioneering in 1953 and was owner and operator of Elmer Murry Auctions Inc. of Lititz in which the business continues to be in operation by his son Richard. He was a mentor to many young auctioneers throughout his life. Elmer provided auction services throughout Pennsylvania and the neighboring states. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association. Earlier in his life Elmer was a farmer. Elmer was the loving husband of Marguerite C. “ Peggy “ Cassel Murry and they observed their 61st wedding anniversary in August of last year. He attended Grace Baptist Church Lancaster. Earlier in his life he served as a Pastor at the Lititz Baptist Church and provided ministry to the residents of Lancashire Hall Lancaster for over thirty-five years. He was a member of the Lititz Rotary Club. An avid hunter and outdoorsman he enjoyed traveling and spending time at the family cabin in Tioga County. With his wife they sponsored children through the Fresh Air Fund. Elmer just finished a book to be published entitled “ Horizontal and Vertical Lines of Life “. He enjoyed painting folk art in the watercolor medium. Elmer shared his enthusiasm for people of all walks of life and enjoyed story telling and sharing with friends and family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
In addition to his wife he will be lovingly missed by two sons, Richard P. husband of Rose Toomey Murry of Mechanicsburg, Patrick B. Murray of Lititz, two daughters, Carol A. wife of Billy Reece of Manheim, Eva M. wife of Bill Christian of Duncannon, fifteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two brothers, John Murry of New Holland, Robert husband of Joyce Murry of Columbia, seven sisters, Ruth Murry, Grace Murry, Esther James all of Strasburg, Verna Oberholtzer of Lancaster, Edna wife of Glenn Hackman of Willow Street, Irma wife of David Feister of Lampeter, and Anna wife of Rufus Ginder of Manheim. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Spangler and two brothers, Clarence and Amos Murry.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service from the Grace Baptist Church 1899 Marietta Avenue Lancaster, on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Dr. Robert L. Haslam and the Reverend Marvin Reich officiating. Interment in Longenecker’s Brethren Cemetery Warwick Township. There will be a public viewing at the Buch Funeral Home 21 Market Square Manheim, on Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM with additional viewing at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Elmer’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County P. O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to Bethesda Mission P. O. Box 3041 Harrisburg, PA 17105.
Kenneth R. Ludwig
February 2, 2007
Kenneth R. Ludwig, 71, of 133 North Liberty Street Lititz, died Friday, February 2, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Lebanon.
Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Russell and Ruth Shelley Ludwig. Ken worked many years for Woodstream Corporation Lititz. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars from 1953 to 1973. Ken was a life member of the Lititz Springs V. F. W. Post 1463 and a member of the Garden Spot American Legion Post 56 Lititz. An avid bowler he enjoyed participating in area leagues and also traveling to area Horse Racing events.
Surviving is a daughter Cindy P. Ludwig of Ephrata, three brothers, Robert J. husband of Virginia Ludwig of Lititz, Thomas A. husband of Christine Ludwig of Strasburg, Richard O. husband of Mary Ludwig of Mountville, three sisters, Audra Steinman of Strasburg, Patricia R. Hoffer of Lititz, and Carol wife of Roger Groce of Mount Gretna.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville.
Those desiring may send contributions in Ken’s memory to Veterans Administration Medical Center Patient Care Fund 1700 Lincoln Avenue Lebanon, PA 17042.
Miriam A. " Mim" Strickler
February 4, 2007
Miriam A. “ Mim” Strickler, 73, of 517 Spring Avenue Lititz, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 4, 2007 at the Heart Of Lancaster Regional Medical Center Lititz.
Born in Elm, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Mary Stohler White. A homemaker, she was the wife of Amos C. Strickler and they observed their 40th wedding anniversary in May of last year. Her interests included home sewing, crocheting, knitting and playing Bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her two “toy” poodles Allie and Lorie.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons, Carl D. Jr. husband of Patricia Peoples Kline of Lititz, Dean R. Sr. husband of Kathy McKonly Kline, Dale R. husband of Lisa Mitchell Kline all of Lancaster, Dustin L. Strickler at home, six grandchildren, Brandy, Monica, Dean Jr., Stacey, Mike, Amanda, five great grandchildren, and one brother, M. Chester White of Lititz. She was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Leroy, George, and Howard White, two sisters, Helen Buch and Betty Harrington.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service from the Buch Funeral Home 21 Market Square Manheim, on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 7:30 PM. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Penryn Cemetery, Penn Township. There will be a public viewing on Thursday evening from 6:30 PM until the time of the service.
Those desiring may send contributions in Miriam’s memory to the American Diabetes Association 3544 North Progress Avenue Suite 101 Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the American Heart Association 610 Community Way Lancaster, PA 17603.