Teresa A. Roberts

Teresa A. “Terri” Roberts, 66, of Strasburg Township, died while under the care of Hospice & Community Care on Saturday, August 19, 2017, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Charles “Chuck” Roberts, III, for 47 years.

Terri was graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School, class of 1969.  She was a member of Living Faith Church of God.

She worked over 20 years for Sight & Sound Ministries, managing their food and merchandise programs. Terri became a motivational speaker after events that changed lives forever.

And as a homemaker, she dearly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Terri enjoyed dinners and time at the beach and the mountains.

Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Harry K. Neustadter and Teresa (Haldeman) Neustadter of Strasburg. In addition to Chuck she is survived by three sons, Josh married to Keturah Roberts of Ephrata, Zachary married to Karin Roberts of Stockholm, Sweden and Jonathan married to Megan Roberts of Mt. Joy; a daughter-in-law, Marie married to Dan Monville of Lampeter; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Jean married to Randy Hildebrand of Strasburg and a brother, Joe married to Barb Neustadter of Strasburg. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Roberts, IV.

“In my life, what has always given me strength, through cancer and trials and tragedy, is my first resource, my Lord, my God and His holy work. It is not without pain that I leave all of those whom I love so dearly. So, when the time comes, it is not outweighed by the joy of seeing my Savior. No ‘Poor Terri’ in going through 15 years of the trials of cancer and suffering. With each challenge in our married lives, we have become stronger and developed new relationships that may otherwise have never been. I count my blessings. I look at my life as one fulfilled with hope and joy, appreciation for husband, family and friends who have prayed me through, and have stayed by my side. Everyone’s life is worth living until the Lord takes them home.”

There will be a Celebration of Terri’s Life on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Calvary Monument Bible Church, 1660 Mine Road, Paradise, PA. The family will greet friends from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Private interment at the convenience of the family.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Terri’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125

Joy B. Miller

Joy B. Miller, 86, of Hillcrest Avenue, Strasburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Born in Ashe County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Quince R. and Daisy Malinda (Bare) Goodman.

Joy was a long-time member of Paradise Bible Fellowship Church, Paradise, where she faithfully served in many children’s and youth programs. After retiring from Zimmerman’s Garment Factory, she continued to enjoy her hobbies of sewing, baking and knitting with family and friends.

Joy was the beloved wife of L. Donald Miller. She is also survived by her daughters, Donna married to Carl Kjellman, Dianne Graham and Denise Miller; her grandchildren, Lindsey, Jessica, Megan, Thomas and Andrew, and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dehart and Ralph Goodman and her sisters, Ava Eberly, Olga “Duffy” Stauffer, Ella Goodman, Myrtle Brown, Flora Weaver and Toy Rinard.

There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery, 1514 Village Road, Strasburg, PA, with Pastor Dave Peters officiating.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Joy’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Mary R. Kibler

On August 6, 2017, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Bauer Ranck Kibler, passed from this earth. Born in 1923 to Helen Martin Bauer and Elmer F. Bauer, Jr., she and her brother, Elmer Martin Bauer, lived in Lancaster, then Safe Harbor Village where her father worked at the dam.

After Betty’s mother passed away in 1932, her father married Alice Kinsey Bauer, and they had a daughter Joan (Marshall), of Wilmington, DE. Betty graduated valedictorian of Penn Manor High in 1940. Working as a secretary at Millersville State College, she met a handsome student A. Milton Ranck.  They married in 1946 after the war and moved to his family farm in Refton. Milt taught Industrial Arts at Penn Manor, but also farmed and raised 6 children; Christyann Ranck of Minnesota, Mary Elizabeth Grady of Maine,  Milton Ranck of Smithville, PA, Deborah (Terry Brown) of New Jersey, Carol Ranck of Washington, and Kathy Witter of Ohio.

After Milt passed away in 1966, Betty became a secretary at the Lampeter-Strasburg School District administrative offices.  Later Betty met and married C. Oliver Kibler (Ollie).  Oliver passed away in 2006.

Betty enjoyed hiking with the Lancaster Hiking Club, listening to big band music on her 78 rpm records, listening to Italian opera records, and attending shows at the Fulton Theater. She was an avid reader her entire life, and also was a tennis player and fan.

In her later years she enjoyed her Saturday night date with Lawrence Welk and her good friend Thelma Eberly. Betty is survived by half-sister Joan (Albert Marshall) of Delaware, Ollie’s children Eugene M., Jay Emerson, Charlotte A., Donald R., Fannie L., her 6 children named above, grandchildren David, Andrew, Rebecca, Emma, Molly, Kara, Tracy, Jessica, Mary, and eight great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Helen Steele for her years of excellent care of our Mother.

Interment will be at the Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, with a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Community Care of Lancaster, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Daniel J. Martin

Daniel J. Martin, age 98, of Landis Homes formerly of Strasburg passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Phenneger) Martin who died in 1990.

Born in Salisbury Township on November 13, 1918, he was the son of the late Aaron and Susie (Weaver) Martin.  Surviving are two sons Leo K, husband of Miriam (Hershey), New Holland, and Larry R, Turin, New York, and a daughter, Donna L, wife of the late Leonard Faulds, Lititz; 5 grandchildren: Kendra (Martin), wife of David Farrow, Starkville, Mississippi, Lew Martin, husband of Kayleen (Morgan), New Holland, Keith Martin, husband of Justina (Sanner), Strasburg, Jeff Faulds, husband of Karen (Ruth), Ephrata, and Sharon (Faulds), wife of Stephen Smeltz, Ephrata; and 7 great-grandchildren.  Daniel was preceded in death by three brothers: Weaver, Aaron, and Henry Martin and 4 sisters Etta Weaver, Lena Dombach, Anna Mary and Susanna Martin.

Daniel was a dairy farmer who loved to share stories and loved having children around.  He served in Civilian Public Service in Grottoes, Virginia in 1941.  After retirement, he continued farm work with Glenn Good, enjoyed gardening, and raising African violets. He also volunteered at the Re-Uzit Store in New Holland. He was an active member of Hershey Mennonite Church.

The family wishes to thank Landis Homes and Hospice & Community Care for the wonderful way they cared for Daniel.

A viewing will be held at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM with a funeral service following at 2:00 PM.  Interment will be at Hershey Mennonite Church following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Water Street Mission, 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

Clyde D. Mellinger

Clyde D. Mellinger, 77, of Lancaster, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Conestoga View. He was the husband of Joyce (Rice) Mellinger. They were married 55 years.

He was owner-operator of CDM Trucking. Previously, he owned Conestoga Tire Repair.

Clyde attended River Corner Mennonite Church.

He loved fishing and always enjoyed driving.

Born in Willow Street, he was the son of the late Norman and Mildred (Wivell) Mellinger. Clyde is also survived by a daughter, Cynthia Urey of Red Lion; two sons, Clyde, Jr. married to Wendy Mellinger of Ephrata and Craig married to Pam Mellinger of New Providence; four grandchildren, Amanda married to Mitch Mull, Beverly Mellinger, Alysyn Urey and Cole Mellinger; a brother, Donald married to Shirley Mellinger of Ephrata and two sisters, Ethel Bingaman of Stevens and Marion married to Larry Mowery of Mohnton.

There will be a Celebration of Clyde’s Life on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. The family will greet friends from 6:00 PM until the time of the service. Private interment.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Clyde’s memory to Children’s Miracle Network, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852.

Lois K. Coyle

Lois K. Coyle, 90, of Lancaster and formerly of Strasburg, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017. She was the wife of the late Jack D. Coyle, who died in 2011.

Lois was self-employed as a hairdresser in Lancaster.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg.

Lois was an active member of the Strasburg Heritage Society and a member of American Legion Post #34 Auxiliary, Lancaster.

Born in Conestoga, Lois was the daughter of the late George and Lottie (Hackman) Kneisley. She is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Eckenrode of Lancaster, step-sons Randy and Reid Coyle; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Kneisley, who was killed in action in Germany in WWII, and two sisters, Kathryn McKinley and Mary Brady. She is also survived by very special friends, Pat and Aimee Anderson of Lancaster.

There will be a Celebration of Lois’s Life Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11 AM in the First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, 101 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, with Pastor Bob Bronkema officiating. The family will greet friends from 10 AM until the time of the service. Private interment at the convenience of the family.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Lois’s memory to The American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Larry M. Mann

Larry M. Mann, 57, formerly of Ronks, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at LGH.

Larry graduated from Pequea Valley High School, class of 1978.

He worked as a painter, and also sold Christmas trees on the family tree farm.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Milton and Ruth (Good) Mann. Larry is survived by two daughters, Brittany married to Zach Buterbaugh of Manheim, with whom he lived, and Courtney Mann of Pequea; and a sister, Sue Groff, of Ronks.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6 until 8 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, and again on Friday, July 28 from 10 until 11 AM. The funeral is Friday at 11 AM in the funeral Home with Pastor Keith Blackwell officiating. Interment will follow in Conestoga Memorial Park.

Thelma L. Hoover

Thelma L. Hoover, 80, formerly of Leola, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Conestoga View. She was the wife of Harold B. Hoover for over 61 years.

Thelma graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School, class of 1955, and Magna Cum Laude from Millersville University.

Thelma worked as a correspondent for LNP.

Members of the Christian faith, she and Harold have supported Georgetown United Methodist Church.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eleanor (Stauffer) Huzzard. Thelma is also survived by her children, Alan Hoover of Leola and Kelle married to Ron Pfahler of Paradise; a granddaughter, Sara married to Craig Tomison of New Providence; two great grandchildren, Wyatt and Danielle Tomison; and a brother, Daniel married to Patricia Huzzard of College Park, MD. Thelma was preceded in death by a brother, Jere Huzzard.

There will be a Celebration of Thelma’s Life on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM in The Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, with Pastor Linda Harnish officiating. The family will greet friends from 6:00 until the time of the service. Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Thelma’s memory to the Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602

A. Elizabeth Weaver

A. Elizabeth Weaver, 85, of Leola, passed away the morning of July 3 at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Elizabeth was born November 19, 1931 in West Lampeter Township. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Lefever and wife of the late Richard M Weaver who died in 2010.

Elizabeth was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a very devoted member of the Oregon Community United Methodist Church, where she was treasurer and was involved with the Board of Trustees.

She will be missed by her four children: Donna, married to Jerry Beard of Timonium, MD, John, married to Connie (Stephens) Weaver of Lititz, PA, Joyce, married to Wayne Stoltzfus of Lititz, PA, and Bruce, married to Marla (Wenrich) Weaver of Reading, PA., by her five grandchildren: Christina Beard Sheridan (Stuart), Amanda Beard, Diana Beard Engler (James), Janelle Stoltzfus (Jon Smith) and Brent Stoltzfus, by her five great grandchildren: Emma, Kara, Riley, Allison and Kelsey, by her sister: Ethel Kirk of Peach Bottom, PA, and by many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, B. Martin Lefever and by a sister, Ruth (Lefever) Landis.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of All Seasons and the staff of Pleasant View Retirement Community for their compassionate care of Elizabeth during her last days.

The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Oregon Community United Methodist Church, 1214 Creek Road, Lititz, PA with visitation at the church from 10:00 to 11:00. Interment is private and at the convenience of the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Oregon Community United Methodist Church, 1214 Creek Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Glen D. Hostetter

Glen D. Hostetter, 84, of Lancaster, died at home on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from natural causes. He was the husband of Norma (Finney) Hostetter for over 61 years.

Glen served in the US Army, 930th Engineers Aviation Group, SCARWAF, at Suwon Air Base, Korea, during the Korean Conflict.

He retired in October 1988 as a supervisor from Trojan Yacht Corporation, after 30 years.

Glen was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church. He was active with Gideon’s International. As a lymphoma survivor, he volunteered with The Road To Recovery providing transportation to other cancer patients for treatments. Most recently he enjoyed being an Uber driver.

He enjoyed woodworking, music, bowling and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his family.

Born in Refton, he was the son of the late Owen and Elizabeth (Stoner) Hostetter. In addition to Norma, Glen is survived by his children, Elizabeth “Beth” Hostetter, Deborah A. Russell of Mt. Joy, Rebecca L. married to Tony Picillo of Pequea, Donna L. Earhart of Elizabethtown, David E. Hostetter of Conestoga and Daniel G. Hostetter of Lancaster; his grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Torri, Zach and Josh; a great-granddaughter, Alexis and a sister, Arlene E. Hostetter.

There will be a Celebration of Glen’s life, including Military Honors, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 AM in the New Life Assembly of God Church, 1991 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA. The family will greet friends from 10 AM until the time of the service.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Glen’s memory to Gideon’s International, Lancaster Southeast Camp, PO Box 163, Strasburg, PA 17579 or Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.