Wallace Bruce Harrell, 76, of Peach Bottom PA, went home to the Lord on March 30, 2015. He was the husband of Betty Juanita Jabaut Harrell. They had celebrated 57 years of marriage.
Bruce had been a member of Local 70, IBOEW, Washington, DC, where he had worked as a lineman and electrical engineer for 45 years. He had also served proudly in the US Air Force.
Bruce enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, and traveling to Tenn. He was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan, and enjoyed NASCAR.
He was a member of Fountains of Praise Ministries, Quarryville.
Robert L. Bennett, 56, of Ronks, lost his courageous battle on Sunday, March 29, 2015 under the care of hospice. Bob was born in Strasburg, son of Janet and the late Kennie Bennett. He and his wife, Miriam had celebrated 36 years of marriage in September.
Bob worked and retired after 39 years from Tyson Foods, Inc. in New Holland as a refrigeration mechanic.
Bob loved his family and cherished the time they spent together. Also he enjoyed camping and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church.
Steven P. Hess, 66, of Quarryville, entered into rest after a courageous battle with Leukemia on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Born in Peach Bottom, he was the son of the late Paul and Florence (Waltman) Hess.
Steve retired from PP&L with over 44 years of service. He was an outdoorsman and had several interests, but none bigger than his love of hunting, both locally and around the world along with trapping and fishing. He was a national ranked handgun competitor, and served as a deputy with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Steve also was a volunteer for the Willow Street Ambulance Association, a life member of the NRA and a member of Ascension Lutheran Church.
Harold Daniel Wesley Hight of Quarryville, PA, went to be with his Lord on March 30, 2015, at the age of 98. The Reverend Harold Hight served his Lord as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ for 67 years and, together with his wife Carmen Ford Hight, raised five children: Larry Kim Hight (Diane), Leilani E. Napp (Larry), Sharon L. Wheeles (Benjamin), Rejean M. McGalliard (Mike), and Loralee L. Holiman (William). Harold has spent his latter years residing at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community where he served on the staff of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church as a minister to the seniors until his second retirement in 2009. Since then he has continued to serve as a member of the Quarryville Residents’ Council, on the visitation teams of Faith RPC and of QPRC, as a board member of Westminster Biblical Missions (until 2013), and as a faithful, praying father and friend to his family of 5 children, their spouses, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, a beloved sister-in-law, Charlotte Billings, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & nephews as well as to many friends at QPRC.
Harold was born March 14, 1917, in Seattle, Washington, the son of Edwin W. Hight and Ethel Cook. Harold was raised by his stepmother, Addie Cook Hight, following the death of both of his parents and his only brother, Wilbur. Harold earned his Masters of Divinity from Faith Theological Seminary, Wilmington, DE, in 1948. He and Carmen married in 1947. They served in six churches in various parts of the country, and as founder/headmaster and mentor at Faith Christian School in Sparta, IL. Carmen preceded Harold in death in 2013.
E. Jerry Tshudy of Lancaster died at Hospice and Community Care on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was 75.
Mr. Tshudy was a son of the late Elwood and Virginia Keiser Tshudy.
He was a 1957 graduate of McCaskey High School, Lancaster, and served with the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Tshudy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan Stehman Tshudy; three children, Dale Tshudy of Edinboro, Douglas Tshudy of Virginia, and Karen Heck of Lancaster; two stepdaughters, Cindy Krause of Lancaster and Shari Martin of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; his brother, Richard Tshudy of Quarryville; and his sister, Judith Tshudy of Delaware.
Elizabeth M. Long of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community died at home on Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was 96.
Mrs. Long was born in Rawlinsville, a daughter of the late Walter S. and Rellie Walton Null.
Early in her life, she worked for the former Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Long was a member of the Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of Farm Women #21 and Fulton Grange #66. She had also been an active volunteer with the Robert Fulton Fire Company Auxiliary and the Solanco Fair Association.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and quilting.
Laura Lorraine Hathaway, 88, of Oxford PA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, passed away on March 22, 2015. She was the wife of the late Rev. John A. Hathaway, Sr. who passed away in 1993.
Lorraine had volunteered actively at Lancaster General Hospital for over 20 years. She had been very involved with the Quarryville TOPS group, and the Conestoga chapter of Farm Women.
She is survived by her son John A. Hathaway (Joyce), Quarryville, 3 grandchildren; Lauren, Evan, Caroline Hathaway all of Holtwood.
W. Karl Findley, 81, of Quarryville PA, passed away on March 22, 2015. He was the husband of Nancy Eberly Findley. They had celebrated 61 years of marriage.
Karl had farmed on the family farm for much of his life. Following farming, he had worked at the former Wenger Implement, Buck, PA, Landis Brothers John Deere, Mt. Joy, and currently at Buck Hardware. He was an active member of the Quarryville Fire Company, where he had served as chief of the Quarryville Fire Police.
He enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling at the family cabin in Potter County.
Rose Mary (Jones) Haines, 78, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home. Born in Youngstown, OH, she was the daughter of the late, Thomas and Winifred Jones. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Blaine M. Haines.
Rose Mary was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Clarks Mills United Methodist Church in Clarks Mills, PA. Rose Mary and her husband were the owners of Haines Supperette in Clarks Mills for many years, where she was also the former Postmaster. Rose Mary was a longtime volunteer at the New Hope Community Closet and had also worked for the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Betty Jane Shoemaker died in Lancaster on Thursday, March 12, 2015. She was 90.
Mrs. Shoemaker was born in East Drumore Township, a daughter of the late Irvin and Lettie Risk Herr. She lived in Quarryville before moving to Conestoga View.
She was raised on the family farm, and continued to help operate the farm after she was married. After the farm was sold, she worked as a nurse's aide at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.