Arlene G. Evans

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Jesus said, “Where I am, there you shall be also.” And being true to His Word, He called Arlene Evans, His devoted daughter, home to be with Him for all eternity on Thursday, January 23, 2014.  She was 84 years old and was the wife of Daniel W. Evans for over 63 years.  She was a loving and selfless wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was a graduate of Coal Township High School and retired from Lampeter- Strasburg School District after working as a secretary.

She and Dan attended West Willow United Methodist Church, where she was an organist for many years and taught Sunday school and a Bible study.

Born in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Emma (Knokes) Spotts. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter Joy, married to David Harnish of New Albany; a son Daniel, married to LuAnne (Barley) Evans of Pequea; six granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

The funeral will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11 AM in the West Willow United Methodist Church, 118 West Willow Road, Willow Street, PA, with Pastor John Pfeil officiating.  Following a private family viewing at 9:30, the family will greet friends from 10 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution in Arlene’s memory to Back to the Bible, P.O. Box 82808, Lincoln, NE 68501, or Turning Point, PO Box 3838, San Diego, CA 92163.

Louise L. Rineer

Louise L. Rineer, 94, formerly of Paradise, died at Luther Acres on Thursday, January 16, 2014. She was the wife of the late Eugene G. Rineer, who died in 1977.

She worked as an inspector at the former Schick Company, Lancaster, and later retired from the gift shop at Plain & Fancy Restaurant.

Louise was a member of Washington Boro United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crochet and knitting.

Born in Gap, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Bertha (Wright) Livingston. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Winters and Elizabeth Groff and a brother, Arthur “Bud” Livingston.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11 AM in the Paradise Mennonite Cemetery, Cherry Hill Road, Paradise PA.

Timothy D. Lichty

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Timothy D. Lichty, 48, of Lancaster, passed away from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was a great husband to Jane (Lare) Lichty for over 21 years.

Tim graduated from Conestoga Valley High, Shippensburg University and St. Joseph’s University, where he earned an MBA. He was a member of Pi Lambda Phi.

He worked as a Supply Chain Manager for Ashland Chemical Company, Delaware.

Tim and Jane attended St. Mary’s Historic Catholic Church, Lancaster.

He was an incredible father, brother and son, and loved being with his children. An avid bowler, he also enjoyed volleyball, ping pong, running, swimming and golf.

Tim made friends wherever he went and touched the lives of countless people.

Born in Lancaster, Tim was the son of Kenneth L. and Marianne (Kendig) Lichty of Lancaster, In addition to Jane, he is survived by his children; Katlyn J., Adam C. and Emily M., all at home; a brother, Michael married to Cheryl Lichty of Lancaster; and a sister, Teresa married to Clayton Banks of Brownstown.

A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM, in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, with The Reverend Leo M. Goodman III, officiating. The family will greet friends from 12 Noon until the time of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Please omit flowers. Kindly consider sending a contribution in Tim’s memory to Jane M. Lichty, Trustee for The Lichty Children Scholarship Fund, c/o C. Lare, 2635 Hedrick Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438

Ruthann M. Hoffman

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Ruthann M. Hoffman, 65, of Lancaster, passed away at the Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, on January 10, 2014. She was the wife of the late David L. Hoffman, who passed away January 6, 2011.

Ruthann worked as a legal secretary for her dear friend Beulah Mall, at Beulah P. Mall Law Offices, Lancaster.

Born in York County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Evelyn (Boldosser) Meyers. Ruthann is survived by two sons; Keith A. married to Dawn Hoffman of Harrisburg and Brian C. married to Melissa Hoffman of Lancaster; three grandsons, Kyle, Christian and Levi; a granddaughter, Alison; and two brothers, Don Meyers of Ohio and Dan married to Jodi Meyers of York. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and John Meyers.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA with Pastor Wayne Randal officiating. Private interment at the convenience of the family.

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

John Drouillard

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John Drouillard, 57, of Mountville, passed into the arms of his Savior, Jesus, on Thursday, January 9, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. He was the husband of Joyce J. (Robertson) Drouillard for over 39 years.

John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, York.

Born in Toledo, OH, he was the son of the late Joseph and June (Clark) Drouillard. In addition to Joyce, John is survived by three sons, John W married to Cheryl Drouillard of Strasburg, Jayson J. Drouillard of Marietta and Rich A. married to Sabrina Drouillard of Mountville; nine grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Family and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 6:30 until 8:00 PM at the Willow Street Mennonite Church, corner of Penn Grant Road and Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA. There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 11 AM in Calvary Baptist Church, 2740 Roosevelt Avenue, York, PA with Pastor Gregory Wahlberg officiating.

George D. Sload

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George D. Sload, 82, of Lancaster, died at the Masonic Village on Friday, December 27, 2013. Born April 19, 1931, he was the foster son of Raymond and Edith Raber, late of Bainbridge.

He was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School, class of 1949 and the National School of Trust Banking at Northwestern University, Illinois.

His career spanned 26 years in the banking industry. He later served as CFO for two county corporations.

His greatest joy was his service to the Lord, having been a long term church member, serving as Sunday school teacher, board member and Minister of music for 41 years at various local churches. He was a member at El Redentor/St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Lancaster.

George was a member of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge #682 F. & A. M., Elizabethtown.

His hobby and passion was tending his roses and sharing them with others.

He is survived by his wife, Delores (Huggins) Sload of Elizabethtown; four children, Cheryl married to Donald Graybill of Ronks, Phyllis married to William Kepner of Lancaster, David married to Debbie Sload of Conestoga and John married to Crystal Sload of Lancaster; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and another on the way; a sister Charlotte Hill of Michigan, a brother Robert Sload of Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of George’s Life will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2013 at 11 AM  in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, with The Reverend Brunilda Martinez officiating. The family will greet friends from 10 AM until the time of the service. Private interment will be in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in his memory to Hospice of Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

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Clayton E. Heisey

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Clayton E. Heisey, 91, of Willow Valley Retirement Community, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. He was the husband of May (Kohler) Heisey for 65 years.

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He served in the US Army during WWII and received European African Middle Eastern Campaign and WWII Victory medals.

Clayton retired from Kunzler & Company, Inc. Following retirement, he worked part-time with Willow Valley Security.

Born in MountJoy, he was the son of the late Clayton B. and Fannie (Zerphey) Heisey. IN addition to May, he is survived by a son; William K. married to Susan (Bortzfield) Heisey of Rehoboth, DE. Clayton was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace L., a son, Todd Z., two sisters, Stella and Elsie and two brothers, Raymond and Norman.

Interment will be private.

Ellen L. Simpson

Ellen L. Simpson, 84, of Ronks and formerly of Springfield and Exton, died at home on Monday, December 23, 2013. She was the wife of the late A. Warren Simpson, Jr., who died in 1983.

Ellen was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School and Pierce Business College. Over the years, she worked as a Secretary for several Philadelphia area businesses.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg.

Born in Philadelphia, Ellen was the daughter of the late Leslie C. and Florence (Worrall) Gregg. She is survived by her children, Gail E. married to Arthur McColl of Australia, Donna J. married to Michael Elser of New Hampshire, W. Gregg married to Lois Simpson of South Carolina, Donald L. Simpson of Honey Brook and Patricia E. Simpson and companion Kathy Clauges of Peach Bottom; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a God daughter Joyce Lang of Bethlehem, and a sister, Geraldine “Jerry” married to Edmund Millham of Ronks and their four daughters. Ellen was preceded in death by a daughter in law, W. Beth Simpson and a granddaughter, Heather Simpson.

There will be a Visitation on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 10 until 11 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA.  The funeral at 11 AM with Pastor Bob Bronkema officiating. Interment will be private in St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery, Lionville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Ellen’s memory to Knifty Knitters, c/o First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, 101 S. Decatur St., Strasburg, PA 17579.

Paul W. Lefever

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Paul W. “Yite” Lefever, 93, of Strasburg, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Mennonite Home. He was the husband of the late Lucille “Tootie” (Harnish) Lefever, who died on April 29, 2008.

Paul graduated from the former Strasburg High School class of 1938.

Paul served in the in the 397th Bomber group, US Army Air Corps, during WWII. He was a tail gunner in the B-26 Bomber the “Draggin Lady.”  Draggin Lady

It was shot down December 23, 1944 over Germany  (he died 69 years later on Dec. 23, 2013). The airplane crashed near Steineberg and Paul was captured as a prisoner of war.

He was liberated on April 29, 1945 by an Army battalion led by General George Patton.

As a Master Carpenter, Paul worked for Roy Zimmerman Contractor of Strasburg and later retired as a Foreman from T.A.H. Construction Company.

Paul was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, where he served many terms as a Trustee and also served on the Pulpit nominating committee.

Paul was a member of the Conestoga Chapter of American Ex-POW’s and the former Paul R. Strubel VFW Post #8710, where he was instrumental in establishing Ambulance service in Strasburg through the VFW post.

He enjoyed woodworking, hunting in Tioga County and watching the Phillies. He also enjoyed spending time vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland.

Born in Strasburg Township, he was the son of the late Harry M. and Blanche (Witmer) Lefever. Paul is survived by a son, Jeffrey S. married to Lesa (Korns) Lefever of Strasburg; two daughters, Tessa L. wife of the late Lloyd D. Lefever, Jr., of Lancaster and Tamara D. married to Alan W. Scheurich of Lancaster; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and two sisters.

There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM, in the First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg with Pastor Bob Bronkema officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Interment in Strasburg Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Paul’s memory to First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, 101 S. Decatur St., Strasburg, PA 17579 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Earl R. Simmons

Earl R. Simmons, 86, of Pioneer Road, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at home. Born in Paradise Township, he was the son of the late Elnora Singer.

Earl farmed most of his life.

He is survived by two nephews, Ronald L. Simmons and Robert N. married to Rose Simmons, all of Lancaster.

There will be a viewing in Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 10 until 11 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. Interment will follow in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery, Hershey Church Road, Kinzers, PA.