Barbara Jean “Barb” Gibson, 72, of Quarryville, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of William Gene Gibson, Sr., with whom she shared 49 years of marriage.
Born in Bluefield, VA, she was the daughter of the late J.D. Billips and the late Louise Billips Collins.
Barb was a graduate of Manheim Central High School, class of 1966. Over the years she was employed as a secretary in manufacturing.
She always had a positive attitude and looked at the world through rose-colored glasses. Barb was an excellent mother and grandmother.
D. George Beiler, 88, of Gordonville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 25, 2020 after a short bout with cancer, at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
He was a faithful and loving husband of Rhoda N. Stoltzfus Beiler for 65 years.
Born in Bareville, PA he was the son of the late Christian E. and Rachel S. Lapp Beiler.
He was a member of Ridgeview Mennonite Church where he had served on the Leadership Board and as a Sunday school teacher.
A lifelong farmer, he had also been employed as a salesman for Martin Ag Service in New Holland, an Amish Taxi Driver, and at the former Ferguson and Hassler Grocery Store, Quarryville.
Dorothy J. Bolt, 85, of Oxford, PA passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.
She was the wife of Eugene W. Bolt with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.
Born in Lincoln University, PA she was the daughter of the late Veryl J. and Bessie McComsey Brown.
Dorothy enjoyed yard sales, gardening and cooking.
She is survived by her husband; six children, Lawrence Bolt (Pam) of Oxford, Ronald Bolt (Linda) of Little Britain, Dorothy Little (Melvin) of Little Britain, Lisa Bare, Jeffrey Bolt (Shawnee) of MD and Michelle True; fourteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nancy Ortega of Oxford.
Thomas W. "Buster" Adams, 66, of New Providence, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 surrounded by his wife and children after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paul M. Adams and Lucille (Sheets) Thompson.
He was the husband of Brenda (Wiggins) Adams, with whom he celebrated 32 years of marriage in February.
"Buster", as many knew him, was a hard-working, kind man who could light up the room with his smile. There was not a person who met him that would soon forget him. He had a passion for corvettes and restoring old cars and racing them at Cecil County Dragway. Buster loved coming home from a long day of work to be greeted by his favorite four-legged kids, Munch and Lucy. On his days off, he enjoyed nice Sunday drives with Brenda or spending time with his children, extended family and friends.
Willis J. Kurtz, age 90 of Lancaster, passed away to his heavenly home with Jesus after a lengthy illness on September 17, 2020 at his home.
He was born in Salisbury Township, son of the late Jason and Anna M. Hershey Kurtz.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eileen Siedhof Kurtz and a daughter, Julie Kurtz of Lancaster.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Kurtz in 2004 and 3 siblings: Hershey and Frank Kurtz and Esther Mann.
Kara (Hess) Latshaw went to be with her Lord on September 16, 2020 after a brave battle with Lymphoma.
Kara is survived by her children, Audra Dohrman and Nathan Dohrman, as well as her mother Helen P. (Swearingen) Hess, her father Larry E. Hess, sister Dannel (Randy) Wissler, brother Steven (Wendy) Hess and eight nieces and nephews who knew their aunt was bringing the best gifts, the most food, and had the best snacks for every car ride.
She was a business owner, establishing her own company named KD Management whose work and passion focused on the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Dottie Jean Mylin, age 78 of Quarryville, PA on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from Pancreatic Cancer, the same insidious cancer that took her son Douglas Wayne Hassel 7 years ago.
Dottie was the daughter of the late Anna P. Evans and the late Milford L. Campbell.
Like her son, Dottie Jean had a positive outlook and fought with all she had to beat this diagnosis. Some may say she lost her battle, but she fought till the last second with amazing grace and dignity, which is how she lived her life.
Fannie F. Stoltzfus, age 59, of 621 Amish Road, Gap, passed away on Wednesday September 16, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Amos E. and Mary Fisher Stoltzfus.
She was the wife of John David Stoltzfus. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Wendell Lewis Rockey, Jr., 96, of Quarryville, formerly of Massachusetts, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Ruth S. (Shaffer) Rockey (formerly Ruth S. Fender), with whom he shared 4 years of marriage. He was also the husband of the late Joy Abigail (Fredericks) Rockey, who passed away in 1962, and the late Gertrude E.M. (Zuelow) Rockey, who passed away in 2011.
Born in Joplin, Missouri, he was the son of the late Wendell L. Rockey, Sr., and Margaret A. (Johnston) Rockey.
Wendell was a graduate of the New York City Public School System, class of 1940. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1946, attaining the rank of Radarman First Class and earning the Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, and European Theatre Ribbon. After attending Gordon College in Boston, and Eastern Baptist College in Pennsylvania, he earned a B.A. in History from Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1951, and then attended Westminster Theological Seminary, earning a Master’s Degree in Divinity, graduating in 1954.
Dorothy Hansen, 85, of Quarryville peacefully passed into the arms of her Savior and Lord Jesus on September 14, 2020.
Dorothy was the wife of the late Gerald Hansen.
Dorothy was a homemaker until her children were older, she worked for San Diego City Schools and later worked at a bingo hall in Pahrump, Nevada.
She moved to Pennsylvania in 2012 with her daughter and son-in-law. In her free time, she loved watching baseball, football and ice hockey. She also loved to crochet, read and do plastic canvas.