Clayton Frank Robinson, 95, of Quarryville and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He was a son of the late Frank B. and Louise E. (Wagner) Robinson. He was the loving husband of the late Lillian M. (MacNutt) Robinson.
Mr. Robinson was employed by Honeywell, Inc. for over 33 years. He was a member of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church and previously the Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
Bertie M. Rineer, 53, of Quarryville, PA, passed away on August 15, 2016.
She was born in Lancaster, PA, a daughter of the late Martin J. Rineer, Sr. and Nancy Alexander Rineer.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Martin J. Rineer, Jr.
Edward A. Troutman, Jr., 75, of Byers Drive Quarryville, PA and formerly of Columbia, PA went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Hershey Medical Center.
He and his wife Merleen Morrison Troutman would have celebrated 48 years of marriage on September 9, 2016. He was born in Columbia, PA a son of the late Edward A. Sr. and Dorothy Hilliar Troutman.
Mr. Troutman was retired as a type setter from Donnelly Printing Company after 37 years of service. A veteran, he served during the Vietnam Era in the US Army, attaining the rank of Corporal.
Betty L. Stemple, 72, of 900 East King Street, Lancaster, PA died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Peach Bottom, PA she was the daughter of the late Thomas Early and Ruth Greer Caldwell.
A homemaker, Betty was of Baptist faith and participated with the Solanco Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by three children, Cheryl L. (Dennis) Williams of Ulysses, PA, Garry L. Pierce of Peach Bottom, Scott L. (Pamela) Pierce of Little Britain; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 6 siblings, Marie McArthur of Bellingham, WA, Charlie Caldwell, Mary (Gary) McElroy, Chester (Charlene) Caldwell, June Caldwell, and Curtis Caldwell all of Peach Bottom.
Terry A. Barker, 30, of Pequea Creek Road, Pequea, PA died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital.
She was the wife of Mark A. Barker. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of William Eugene and Theresa Annette Hunter Markley.
A homemaker, Terry loved baking, coloring in adult coloring books, and fishing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was very giving to them.
Ralph L. DuBree, Jr., 82, of Quarryville entered into rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Born in Fishing Creek, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Ralph L., and Florence (Rineer) DuBree. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, JoAnne R. (Renier) DuBree.
Ralph served our country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany from 1954-1956. Ralph was a mechanic having worked at the former Wenger Pontiac and was also head of the service dept. for the former Ray’s Appliances. Ralph retired in 1999 from the maintenance dept. at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. He was an active member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Quarryville Lions Club, American Legion, and the Good Sam Camping Club. Ralph volunteered with the Providence Twp. Ambulance Assoc. and also served with Providence Twp. for over 40 years. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing in the Outer Banks, and spending time with the “Gang” and his family.
Helen S. Wagner, 96, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Monday, August 22, 2016. Born in Mechanic Grove, she was the daughter of the late E. Harry and Mabel (Ferguson) Shenk. Her husband, Roy W. Wagner passed away in 1986.
Helen graduated from Quarryville High School and went on to get a degree in Education from Millersville State College. She began her lengthy teaching career in 1940, working at several one room school houses throughout the county and finished her career as a reading teacher in 1981 in the Solanco School district.
She was an active member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, a volunteer for the Lancaster Historical Society and Meals on Wheels. Helen enjoyed traveling and working in her garden.
Sarah Elizabeth Stubbs, nee Raub, was born on August 29, 1924 and died on June 11, 2016 after a long, full and active life.
She was born in Lancaster to Henri E. and Helen Raub, second of eight children.
She grew up in Quarryville and on the family farm in New Providence. She was always full of fun and adventure and between teaching young children at The Cattell School in Lancaster and attending nursing school she traveled to Yellowstone National Park one summer where she met her future husband Donald Stubbs from San Diego, CA.
They married in Chicago, IL in 1947 while Don finished medical school at Northwestern University and Sarah (known as Sit or Sally to family and friends) gave birth to their children Sara Lee and Stewart. After Don completed his internship they returned to Sarah's home and family where he served his medical residency at Lancaster General Hospital and then established his first medical practice in Windsor, York County, and then in New Providence while Sarah was homemaker and mother and active in local organizations and charities.
Helen Baylis, of North East, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. She was 88.
She was the wife of the late Raymond B. Baylis, Jr.
Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late William L., Sr. and Marie C. Campbell Ewell.
Betty J. Nissley, 88, of Lancaster, passed away on August 20, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Penn Township Manheim on May 27, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Abram K. Flory and Florence (Garman) Flory.
Growing up she worked on her parents dairy farm in Manheim and participated in 4-H showing Dairy Cattle & Baby Beef winning many awards at local events as well as at the PA Farm Show.
Betty married J. Ernest Nissley, May 1952. They moved to Quarryville in 1958 where she worked with her husbands Solanco Insurance Agency as an associate for 37 years.
After her husband’s death in 1993, she did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, Hospice of Lancaster County & her church food bank. Betty was a member of New Life Assembly of God, served as Deaconess, and was very active in her church.
She loved to go bowling, competing in the Senior Olympics, camping with her husband, family & grandchildren.