Suie Naomi Hess, 93, formerly of Quarryville, died at Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, Thursday, January 28
Suie Naomi Hess, 93, formerly of Quarryville, PA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Born in Manor Township, she was the daughter of the late J. Zeigler and Clara Brechbill Hess.
Suie retired from Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community after 30 years of service where she was employed as a cook.
She was a member of Refton Brethren in Christ Church where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She also served at a Navajo Mission in New Mexico for four years.
Catharine M. Weaver, 98, of Lititz, and a lifelong resident of Lancaster County, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Born May 3, 1922 in Fulton Township, Catharine was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ila McSparran.
She graduated from Quarryville High School in 1939.
A member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Peach Bottom, she was active in the church, serving in its Women’s Society. Among her many favorite hymns was “How Great Thou Art.” When not busy raising her family, she worked at Hamilton Watch, Flexsteel Industries, Schick and RCA, retiring from Totes as an Inspector in 1990.
A wonderful home cook, Catharine also took delight in letter writing, family visits, holiday gatherings, and enjoyed a variety of music and films. She will always be remembered for her love of family, her warmth and kindness to her many friends, and her faith in the Lord.
Louise M. Lutz, 83, formerly of Strasburg, passed away at her home in Lancaster on Sunday, January 17, 2021 with her loving husband and loving family at her bedside.
She and her husband, Larry W. Lutz celebrated 63 wonderful years of marriage.
Louise was born July 7, 1937 in Williamsport, PA to the late Arthur and Glenna (McClintock) Bush.
Louise graduated from McCaskey High school in 1955. She worked at the Strasburg Railroad in ticket sales and the former Witmer’s IGA Grocery Store. Louise was a devoted housewife and a loving mother. She enjoyed traveling, card club, Jeopardy, reading, flowers, and Phillies baseball.
Miriam Anna Kreider Krantz passed away January 27, 2021.
She was born March 6, 1931 to Alice Stauffer and Benjamin Kreider in Drumore, PA.
She was the devoted wife of Willis Brubaker Krantz for 68 years until his death in January 2020.
Mim was a lifelong member of Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren, where she taught in the 2-year-old class for over 40 years. She was also an active teacher’s aide in the Wee Friends Preschool and active with Women’s Fellowship. She volunteered at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community for over 30 years.
After briefly working as a nurse’s aide at Lancaster General Hospital, she partnered with her husband on the family dairy farm. Mim enjoyed refinishing antiques, doing crossword puzzles, singing hymns, and being surrounded by children.
Bayne Gore, Jr., 84, of Millersville and formerly of Quarryville, passed peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 due to Covid-19.
Born in Chilhowie, VA, he was the son of the late Bayne Sr., and Moncie (Gray) Gore. He was the loving husband of Emma L. McGhee for over 62 years.
Affectionately known as “Junior” or “Juney” to friends and family, Bayne had a great sense of humor, an easy smile and enjoyed spending time outdoors and camping. He was a graduate of Solanco High School and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army. Bayne retired from the Howard E. Groff Co. after working as a burner mechanic for over 38 years.
Barry L. Bleecher, age 73, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, after a brief illness.
He was the husband of Cheryl C. Kreider Bleecher for over 45 years.
Born in Smithville, Pa he was the son of the late Harry E. D. Bleecher and Elizabeth G. Longer Bleecher.
Barry proudly served our country as a Navy Seabee during the Vietnam War. When he was able, he attended Refton Brethren in Christ Church. For most of his career he was a long distance truck driver and later worked for Esch Timber Framing until his retirement.
He enjoyed the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, fishing, playing poker, and watching game shows, his favorite was Jeopardy. He also enjoyed Thursday family game night playing Yahtzee, after dinner.
Marilyn Anne Shepherd, 73, of Quarryville, PA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
She was the wife of the late James B. Shepherd, Sr.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on December 15, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Roberta (Cliff) Passerini.
Marilyn graduated from Springfield Township High School in 1965, and went on to attend Philadelphia College of the Bible majoring in elementary education. Marilyn retired in 2015 as the secretary to the Assistant Superintendent for the Solanco School District.
Samuel Y. Smoker, 6 month old infant son of Jonas S. and Sadie Yoder Smoker of 490 Jackson School Road, Oxford, passed away at the Nemours / A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, Monday, January 25, 2021.
Kevin Clyde “Buck” Tennant, 71, of Oxford, PA, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
Born in Morgantown, WV he was the son of the late Clyde and Helen Moore Tennant.
He was a Veteran of the US Army and was stationed in Germany.
Buck was employed in the automotive field.
Else Caroline Lohmann Linde passed away on January 21, 2021, at the age of 99.
She was the wife of the late Karl Dietrich Linde and the daughter of the late Wilhelm Lohmann and Helene Strauch Lohmann.
Else was born on October 14, 1921 in San Jose, Costa Rica as the third oldest of 5 children to German parents. At age 6, she moved to Germany via steamboat. She remained in Germany through World War II, where she was required to work on farms to provide food for the German war effort. In September of 1951, she was granted a scholarship through the Marshall Plan to study home economics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While there, she met Karl Dieter Linde, whom she married on October 18, 1952 in the Little Britain Presbyterian Church. They were a wonderful, inspirational pair. They spent their first few years working on Arthur Brown’s farm in Nottingham, Pennsylvania before purchasing their own farm in 1956. There they started the Lindenhof Guernsey farm near Kirkwood PA, and she and Karl resided there the remainder of their lives. Else and Karl considered their family and farm to be the biggest blessing of their lives.