Samuel R. Barbour, 68, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home.
Born in New Providence, he was the son of the late Harvey and Hazel (Hart) Barbour. He was married to Bonnie M. (Rineer) Barbour for over 30 years.
Sam had worked in construction for Zook Builders. He attended True Gospel Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a Philadelphia Eagles fan. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
Kenneth E. Shoemaker, 92, formerly of Kirkwood, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. Born in Colerain Twp., he was the son of the late Lewis, Sr. and Bertha (DeLong) Shoemaker. Kenny’s wife, Ann “Nancy” Shoemaker died in 2003.
Kenny owned and operated the White Plains Farm in Kirkwood along with his father, late brother Richard and sons, Scott and Stuart.
He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee. Kenny was a past president and member of the Black Stump Hunting Camp in Potter County. He was a past president and member of Southern Lancaster Farmer’s Sportsman and was awarded the Federated Farmer Sportsman’s Award in 1982 and 1998. Kenny was a representative to Lancaster Co. Federated Sportman and a delegate to the state federation. He raised trout on his farm for over 40 years for S.L.C.F., and the first S.L.C.F fishing derby was held at his pond. Kenny was one of the original Hunter-Trapper Education Instructors, which he did for 40 years. He was awarded the conservation award for Octoraro Creek and started “Fly Fishing Only” on the west branch of the Octoraro creek. He was a deputy for the PA Fish Commission and was a 32nd Degree Mason with Washington Lodge #156 F. & A.M.
Mark Thomas Altizer, 44, of Nottingham passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at his home.
He was the husband of Clarissa (Kris) Chesnet Altizer with whom he shared 19 years of marriage.
Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of Eleanor Graham Altizer of West Grove and the late Richard Altizer.
Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing, classic cars and spending time with his family and friends.
Frances F. Griest, 87, of Ephrata PA, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016. She was the widow of the late James E. Griest, Sr.
Born in Reading PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Katurah Strunk Fite.
Frances enjoyed reading, watching her TV soaps, and visiting the casino in Atlantic City.
She is survived by 3 children, Sally Dowlin, Elizabethtown, Farmer (Debbie) Griest, Ephrata, Daniel (Sherry) Griest, Peach Bottom, 15 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and her sister Helen Musser, Ephrata.
Charlotte Mylin Winters, passed away peacefully the afternoon of June 23, 2016 at the age of 90 years. She had resided for 61 years in her home on Winter Hill Road in Strasburg Township. She had been staying at her daughter’s home at her time of death.
Charlotte was born in Southern Lancaster County to John and Lottie Mylin. She was one of 7 children. Along with her parents, her siblings; Jean Mylin King, William Mylin, John Mylin, and Richard Mylin all preceded her in death. She is survived by her sisters Doris (Mrs. William) Biechler and Grace (Mrs. Carl) Rook. Charlotte graduated from West Lampeter High in 1943 and was given the title “class artist”.
She was the wife of Robert J. Winters who passed in 2015. She was the loving mother to her daughter Barbara, the wife of Robert C. Rush. Charlotte had 3 grandchildren; Robert C. II married to Christine Walters Rush, Matthew married to Marla Boehm Rush, and Peter married to Tasia Sunderland Rush. Charlotte was an attentive grandmother to her 6 great grandchildren, Andrew, Madison, Mason, Tristan, Caylee, and Grace who she loved dearly.
Charlotte was very active at Zion United Church of Christ in New Providence all of her married life. She had taught Sunday school, produced a church newspaper using her gift as an artist, taught and attended Bible Studies and helped prepare and serve countless meals at the church. She was actively involved in DAR, Alpha Club, Eastern Star, Jobs Daughters, Circle A Club, Town Club, and many bridge groups.
Ernest O. Heitmueller, 79, of New Providence PA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at his home.
He was the husband of Merle Stumpf Heitmueller. They had celebrated 59 years of marriage.
Ernie had worked for over 40 years as a repair technician for the former Monroe Office Equipment Co., Lancaster. He had served proudly in the US Army. An avid ski enthusiast, Ernie was still skiing, and was a member of the Lancaster Ski Club. He was also a member of the Midwest Tool Association. He was a member of Grace Community Church, Willow Street.
Loved by his many nieces and nephews, he was their “Sports Dad”, always involved in their activities. He enjoyed gardening and his tools.
Born in Conestoga PA, a son of the late Walter and Bertha Reiff Heitmueller.
Dorothy H. Morgan, 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016. Born on November 11, 1922 in Woodstown, NJ, and raised by Rev. A.D. Hammond in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late William Ellis and Alice Hammond.
Dorothy graduated from Mercy Hospital and then went on to work as a school nurse at Dunleith and Minquadale both in DE. She then worked at Del Tech as a math tutor. Dorothy was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in New Castle, DE where she was very active teaching Sunday school and a deaconess, among many other things. She was also a member of the People’s Settlement Senior Center in Wilmington, and of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Dorothy was Godmother of her cousin Rhonda Brown and also helped to raise her and her children, Tyreaf, Vernell, Shawn, and Shanta. She loved going on trips, going to casinos, playing the piano, and sewing.
Chad T. Beckley, 32, passed away into heaven Monday night, June 20, 2016 after fighting a battle with sepsis.
He is survived by 2 sons, Dylan and Brayden; a loving companion Nichole Wimer; Mother and Father, Kevin and Deb Beckley; brother, Tyler; grandparents, Terry and Carol Beckley; 5 uncles, 3 aunts, 1 great aunt, and 6 cousins.
Edwin G. Hash, 96, of Oxford passed away Monday June 20, 2016, at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana, PA.
He was the husband of the late Velma M. Cook Hash.
Born in Independence, VA, he was the son of the late Carl and Rose Poole Hash.
Edwin was employed for 20 years as a service manager for Ewing Motors, Nottingham and owned Hash’s Auto Repair, Oxford.
He was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2666, Oxford.
Edwin enjoyed automobiles.
Pearl E. Weaver, 85, formerly of Quarryville, PA passed away Friday, June 17, 2016.
She was the widow of the late Robert W. Weaver.
Pearl had been employed as a seamstress for the former Tidy Products, Quarryville, and Watt & Shand.
Born in Providence Twp., a daughter of the late John and Kathryn Norsick Kohler.