Miriam M. Keneagy

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Miriam M. Keneagy, 98, of Paradise, passed away on December 1, 2016 at Brethren Village.

Born October 12, 1918 in Kinzers, she was the daughter of Christian and Ledema (Bowers) Keneagy. She was a member of Leacock Presbyterian Church.

Mim was a graduate of Paradise High School in 1936. She was accepted into nursing at the Lancaster General Hospital and graduated in 1940. She earned her RN in 1942. After the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1942, she joined the Army Nurse Corps to serve her country in the European Theater of Operations. In 1945, she left the Army Nurse Corps with a promotion to Captain and served in various VA hospitals. Mim retired in 1974 after 30 years of government service.

Mim is survived by a brother, Bruce Keneagy of Branford, FL, and various nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Harold, Woerth, and Emmanuel Keneagy.

In keeping with Mim’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at Leacock Presbyterian Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Dorothy Louise Harvey

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Dorothy Louise “Weeze” Harvey, 87, formerly of Strasburg, died at Oakleaf Manor North on Monday, November28, 2016. She was the wife of Willis Harvey, Jr. for over 69 years.

Dorothy was a homemaker. She worked for the former Strasburg Pharmacy and the former People’s Drug.

She loved playing the organ. She enjoyed playing the piano, needlepoint, reading, gardening, cooking, her cats and especially, spending time with her family. She and Willis enjoyed going on cruises and they enjoyed retirement in Largo, Florida, and summers in Buttonwood Beach, Maryland.

Born in Strasburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Dorothy M. (Esbenshade) Johnston. In addition to Willis, Dorothy is survived by a son; Fred J. married to Jackie Harvey of Lancaster; a daughter, Bonnie Campbell of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Leah Mellott, Laura Younger, Aaron Harvey, Rachael Eavenson-Filipovitz, Adam Eavenson; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

There will be a visitation on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 10 until 11 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. The funeral service will be at 11 AM in the funeral home, with Pastor Robert Zimmerman officiating. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Dorothy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or AseraCare, 280 Granite Run Dr., #180, Lancaster, PA 17601.

 

 

 

Kathy L. Eshleman

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Kathy Louise Eshleman, 59, of New Providence, died at LGH on Monday, November 28, 2016 after a long illness. She was the wife of Jesse R. Eshleman for over 41 years.

She was a graduate of Solanco High School, Class of 1974. Kathy was employed in various roles in farm equipment industry offices until her illness.

She was a member of New Providence Church of God.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late David A. Wiley; and Janice Eileen (Gilbert) Wiley of Quarryville; and Robert Eugene Allison of Lancaster. Kathy is also survived by two sons, Kevin married to Rachael Eshleman of  Leola and Jonathan married to Angel Eshleman of Columbia; two sisters, Susan Murphy of  Drumore and Karen Drevyanko of Morgantown; a brother, Bruce Wiley of New Providence; a cat, Kiki; her grand dogs, Molly, Squint and Rocky; and a grand-snake, Fido.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6 until 8 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, and again on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM. The funeral is 1:00 PM in the funeral home with Pastor Dwight Lefever officiating. Interment to follow in New Providence Church of God Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Kathy’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

May E. Edwards

May Edith Edwards, 82, of Lampeter, died at Conestoga View on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  She had been the wife of the late Samuel L Edwards,

A homemaker, she enjoyed working at the family farm produce stand and loved her farm animals.

Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Speaker. May is survived by two daughters, Debra Edwards and Cynthia Kirzoncic; two grandchildren and three sisters living in Chicago.

There will be a visitation on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 11AM until 12 Noon in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. Interment will follow in Conestoga Memorial Park.

Richard Gary Hoermann

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Richard Gary Hoermann, 69, of New Providence and formerly of Iselin, NJ, died of natural causes at LGH on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He was the husband of Sandra (D’Addario) Hoermann for over 41 years.

Rich graduated from John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. He served in the US Army from 1967 -1968, during the Vietnam War. He received several Purple Heart Medals.

He worked as Maintenance Supervisor for Linden Motor Freight, Linden, NJ.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ, Rich was the son of the late Oscar Hoermann and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Coscia. In addition to Sandy, he is survived by five sisters, Eileen Burdge of Barnagat, NJ, Lucy Rowlin of Stewartsville, NJ, Debbie Maciasek of Barnagat, NJ, and Donna Reid of Bayville, NJ, and Cheryl O’Neill, of NJ; a brother, Michael Coscia of Old Bridge, NJ; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Coscia.

Rich had a special place in his heart for children, and he loved animals, especially dogs.

There will be a Celebration of Rich’s Life on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, with Pastor Blake Deibler officiating. Interment will be private.

Barbara J. Dearolf

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Barbara J. Dearolf, 60, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at LGH.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Geraldine (Slick) Dearolf.

Barb was part owner of the Blue Bell Fruit and Vegetable Market. She loved cats, knitting, collecting music boxes, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and going for walks.

In addition to her nieces and nephews, she is survived by her five sisters; Beverly, wife of Dennis Schaeffer of Conestoga, Deborah, Dawn, wife of William Purcell, all of New Providence, Sandra, wife of William Porterfield of Holtwood, and Beth, wife of Dennis Mellott of New Providence, five brothers; Kenneth, husband of Patricia of Mount Joy, Clyde, husband of Peg of Strasburg, Douglas, Glenn, and Timothy, all of New Providence.

There will be visitation on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 9 AM to 10 AM at Bachman Funeral Home, Inc. 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg. The memorial service will begin at 10 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Blake Deibler officiating.

Clarence R. Neff

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Clarence R. Neff, 93, formerly of Ronks, was welcomed into his heavenly home on Friday, November 11, 2016. He was the husband of the late Ellen I. (Rutt) Neff. They had been married over 70 years. He was a resident of Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community for nine years.

After retiring from farming, Clarence worked at Leaman Place Store for over 20 years. He later served the Amish community as a driver, continuing until the age of 92. Clarence volunteered for Paradise Area Meals on Wheels and various thrift stores.

Clarence was a devout follower of Jesus. He was a longtime member of the former Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, where he served as Deacon for 23 years. He was most recently a member of Kinzer Mennonite Church. At both churches, he served in many capacities such as song leader, Sunday school teacher, and treasurer. Clarence’s love for people was evident in his time spent visiting and taking those in need into his home. He enjoyed singing in the Gap Area Men’s Chorus and most recently in the QPRC Choir. Some of his hobbies include shuffleboard, dominos, puzzles, and games with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born in Paradise Township, he was the son of Chester and Ruth (Hershey) Neff. Clarence is survived by his children; Mel, married to Dot (Groff) of Ronks, Ann, married to Bob Eshleman of Paradise, Mabel Merk of Strasburg, Don, married to Doris (Hershey) of Paradise, Clair, married to Nancy (Illingworth) of Landisville, and Joyce, married to Chris Slabaugh of Quarryville, and adopted daughter Kathy, married to Michael Frick of Hummelstown, 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a sister, Elizabeth, married to John Brubaker of QPRC, and a brother, Earl, married to Marian (Leaman) of Quarryville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1945, a grandson Dustin Neff, and a brother, Lester.

The family would like to thank the staff at QPRC for their kindness, loving care, and excellent service.

There will be a viewing on Monday, November 14, from 6 PM to 8 PM at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA and again Tuesday, November 15 from 10 AM until 11 AM at Grace Point Church of Paradise, 8 South Singer Avenue, Paradise, PA. The funeral will begin at 11 AM in the church. Interment will follow at Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution to MCC U.S., 21 South 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

Earl C. Supplee, Jr.

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Earl C. Supplee, Jr., 91, formerly of Merion Station, died at Willow Valley Communities on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. He was the husband of the late Sarah “Sally” (Bolich) Supplee, who died in 2010.

He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and received the Pacific Theater, American Theater and Victory medals.

Earl earned his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and Masters in Economics from Temple University. He retired as Division Vice-President, Commercial Loan Division of First Pennsylvania Bank, Philadelphia.

He and Sally had attended Grace Church at Willow Valley. They were members of Grace Chapel, Havertown.

Earl enjoyed motor home travel, fishing and hiking. He spent time hiking on the Appalachian Trail and enjoyed visiting their mountain cabin at Lake Wallenpaupak.

Born in West Chester, Earl was the son of the late Earl, Sr., and Margaret (Harrison) Supplee. He is survived by a son, Earl C.,III and his wife of 24 years, Lisa Supplee; a daughter, Susan Morrison; five grandchildren, Andrew, Abigail and Sarah Supplee and David and Peter Morrison. Earl was preceded in death by a brother, Ted H. Supplee and a sister, Peggy Sepella.

There will be a family visitation on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home. 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 2:30 PM in the Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, 1235 Birmingham Rd., West Chester, PA 19382.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Earl’s memory to the Brunner Scholarship Fund, Willow Valley Communities, 675 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Annetta K. Work

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Annetta K. Work, 87, formerly of Strasburg, died Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late William H. Work, who died in 2007.

Annetta was a graduate of the former Lititz High School. She worked as the bookkeeper for Work Jewelers.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg

Annetta was a member of the former O.E.S. Chapter #501, Lancaster, the former Ladies Auxiliary to Paul R. Strubel VFW Post #8710, Strasburg, and a member of the Strasburg Senior Citizens.

Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late William and Margie (Nelson) Keller. Annetta is survived by a son, William married to Carolyn Work of Elkridge, MD; two daughters, Beverly E. married to Frank Brown of New Providence and Barbara A. married to Joseph Nickel of Quarryville; six grandchildren, Amy Trostle, Nevin Brown, Andrew Brown, Carrie Brown, Hannah Work and Allison Nickel; nine great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Arthur Keller.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 6 until 8 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, and again on Thursday, November 10 from 10 until 11 AM in the funeral Home. The funeral is Thursday at 11 AM with The Reverend Robert Bronkema officiating. Interment will follow in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Sara A. Sears

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Sara A. Sears, 85, of Enola and formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, October 27, 2016 following a long illness. She was the wife of Nelson Sears for over 66 years.

A homemaker, Sara had worked for RCA and Roy Rogers restaurants.

She was a member of West Shore Brethren in Christ Church.

Sara loved her family, had a special affinity for her grandchildren, and was in her glory hosting family gatherings. Her interests included gardening, antiques and birdwatching.

Born in New Providence, she was the daughter of the late Marlin and Edna (Summers) Trout. In addition to Nelson, Sara is survived by two sons, Randall married to Robin Sears of Enola and Russell married to Carol Sears of Lititz; five grandchildren, Robyn married to Joe Blauberg, Valerie, Angela, Amy and Katrina Sears; three brothers, Victor, Dale and Donald Trout and a sister, Rhonda Wiker. Sara was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Racine, and five siblings.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 12 Noon until 1 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA  The funeral is 1:00 PM with The Reverend Dr. Robert Verno officiating. Interment will follow in Georgetown United Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Sara’s memory to the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, 500 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033