Douglas A. “Doug” Habecker, 69, of Providence Township, formerly of Chester County, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Caroline “Connie” M. (Bostic) Habecker, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.
Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Charles Lee, Sr., and Mary Eleanor (Gable) Habecker.
Doug was a graduate of Downingtown High School, class of 1968. After high school, Doug went on to work in the thermoplastics industry for LNP Engineering Plastics (now GE Plastics) as a logistics manager, retiring with over 35 years of service.
Over the years, Doug would regularly vacation in Chincoteague, VA, and purchase decoys and carved birds there. In his spare time, he would search for antiques at Shupp’s Grove and in Lebanon County. Doug’s main source of enjoyment was playing golf. He also loved to mow his grass riding his tractor. In his younger days, Doug enjoyed classic cars and he attended drag races when he was able.
Lucy Levabelle Greer Anderson, 84, died peacefully in her sleep on August 27, 2019 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
Lucy was born to the late Mazie Farmer Greer and Chester Greer on March 5, 1935 in Oxford, PA, and graduated from Southern Lancaster County Joint High School in Quarryville, PA in June, 1954.
Lucy L. Greer married Ronald Clarence Anderson on July 26, 1959 in New Providence, PA. The US Army was responsible for this happy union as Lucy and Ron met at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, MD where Lucy as employed as a secretary and Ron was serving in the Army.
Lucy traveled and relocated several times throughout her marriage to Ron. They lived in Washington State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and finally moved back home to Pennsylvania after Ron passed away. Here she was able to live with her sister for a period of time. During her marriage, she raised three children, managed to jointly own and run a sport shop in Rice Lake, WI, and worked in several capacities at Woolworths. When in Arizona she did pursue nursing classes. She was a woman who could take things in stride, see the best in others and in new situations.
Helen V. Booth, formerly of Quarryville, and New Providence, entered into rest on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at ManorCare, Lancaster.
She was the widow of Paul M. Booth who died May 30, 2007. Born in Boyce, VA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude Cooper Wright.
A seamstress, Helen was employed by the former Tidy’s Company in Quarryville. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends.
Ann M. Fisher, 85, of Mine Road, Paradise, PA died Saturday, August 24, 2019 at her residence.
She was the wife of the late Jack E. Fisher who died November 11, 2018.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Ira V. and Anna Hatfield Lefever.
A homemaker, Ann enjoyed playing bingo, going to casinos and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Surviving her are 4 children, Deborah J. (Terry) Harnish of Lancaster, Jacqueline S. (Daniel) Kramer of Strasburg, Alan E. (Paula Hetrick) Oswald of Georgetown, Connie E. (George E.) Stevenson of Lancaster; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Ruth A. Spade, 70, of Lancaster, died Thursday, August 22, 2019 surrounded by her daughter Connie and her dog Katie.
She was the wife of the late William P. Spade who died January 16, 2019. Born in Lancaster she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Edna Ulrich Ruhl.
A homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandkids, her dog “Katie” and with her sister Gerry. She also enjoyed flower gardening and taking drives.
Harvey Wingler, 78, of Oregon Hollow Road, Holtwood, PA died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. He and his wife Linda L. Alexander Wingler were married for 21 years.
Born in Elkton, MD, he was the son of the late Ardle and Lora Fogus Wingler.
Harvey had been employed as a machine operator for Laurel Valley Farms and as a taxi driver for the Amish.
He was a lifetime member of Robert Fulton Fire Company where he served as both Captain and Lieutenant for the fire police. He was a member of Conowingo Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #945, Wormleysburg.
Charles F. “Charlie” Groff, Jr., 83, of New Providence, entered into rest on Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles F., and Kathryn (Suter) Groff.
Charlie was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam. He had been a self-employed HVAC Technician and was a life-member of the Refton Fire Co. and the Quarryville VFW. Charlie was also a member of Lebanon Tall Cedars, Zembo Shriners, and Washington Lodge #156 F.&A.M. He also enjoyed fishing.
John S. Beiler, age 14 of 99 Ferncrest Road, Quarryville, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 due to a farming accident.
Born in Quarryville he was the son of Isaac K. and Fannie E. Stoltzfus Beiler. John attended the Old Order Amish Church with his parents.
William Warren ‘Wil’ Hensel, Jr., 39 of North East, MD, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
He was born in Lancaster, PA, on February 2, 1980.
Wil worked in construction. He loved dancing and making people laugh. He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes and corn hole, was a Ravens fan and was very knowledgeable on many subjects. He just loved life, but most of all he loved and enjoyed his sons, nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his fiancé: Christina M. Winters of North East, MD; his beloved two sons: Cameron Michael Hensel and Maeson James Hensel; parents: William W. Sr. and Geraldine K. Hensel of Rising Sun, MD; two sisters: Tabatha Hastings (Kent) of Kirkwood, PA and Stacey Jean Kirby of Rising Sun, MD; brother-in-law: Duane Lunsford; plus many nieces and nephews.
Jacob A. "Jake" Jones, III, 45, of Bart Township, entered into rest unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
Born in Elkton Maryland, he was the son of Darlene (Dixon), wife of Henry Russel Wingler and the late Jacob A. Jones, Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Kimberly (Eckman) Jones.
Jake owned and operated Jonesin Sports Construction, LLC. He loved hunting and fishing and was a Green Bay Packers Fan. He also enjoyed NASCAR, his favorite driver was Martin Truex, Jr.