Mary L. (Kreider) Eichelberger, 83, of Willow Street, entered into rest on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Moravian Manor. Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Murry) Kreider. She was married to the late Herbert R. Eichelberger who passed away on November 28, 2012.
Mary was a Realtor for over 48 years. She had worked for R.J. Shoemaker and had gone on to own Amwell Real Estate and For Sale By Owner of Lancaster. She was a member of Willow Street United Church of Christ. Mary enjoyed snowmobiling and spending time with her family at their camp in Cumberland County.
Rachel M. Hanna, 56, of New Providence PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
Born in Lancaster PA, a daughter of the late William E. and Ida Louise Sheets Hanna.
She is survived by her daughter Mechelle L. Axe (Justin); 4 grandchildren and one on the way in the Spring, Michael, Anthony, Isabella, and Jemma, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
She was predeceased by a son, Kristopher Mastriania.
William E. Kight, Jr., 77, of Lime Valley Road, Strasburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Hospital.
He was the husband of the late Dorothy Keen Kight who died February 15, 2006. Born in Colerain Township, he was the son of the late William E. and Rhoda Fay McCardell Kight.
Bill retired from Burnham Boiler after 29 years of employment as a welder and fitter.
He was a lifetime member of Pequea Valley Sportsman’s Association and a former member of Strasburg Sportsman’s Association.
Bill loved to hunt, especially groundhogs, and going to the mountains in Perry County. But most of all, he loved and enjoyed his family.
Cierra Catherine Lee Nelson, age 21, of Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania was taken from us unexpectedly on October 22, 2017.
She was born on August 16, 1996 in Colville, Washington to Cassie and Matt Nelson, and graduated from Solanco High School in 2015.
Cierra was a spirited, dynamic young woman who had a knack for touching your heart and leaving an impression on everyone she encountered. She was dreaming big and working hard, passionate about helping others and pursuing a better life for herself and her daughter.
Cierra was a loving, dedicated mother who adored spending quality time with her best friend and daughter, Riley, as well as making fabulous memories with friends and family.
Kenneth M. Rutt, 80, of Lancaster, PA, died at his home on October 9, as the result of a fall.
He was the youngest son of the late Ira and Rhoda (Mellinger) Rutt.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Marie and 3 sons: Jeff (Suzanne) of Strasburg; Dave (Peggy) of Lancaster; Doug (Jackie) of Jacksonville, FL.; one daughter, Vicki (Bob Kensinger) of Schuylkill Haven; a brother, Wilmer Rutt, Chicago, IL; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald.
Ken grew up on a small farm near Strasburg and was active in his 4-H club with his brothers. He was a member of the 4-H and FFA team that won the Penn State livestock judging contest multiple times and landed them in two national competitions in Chicago and Kansas City.
He enjoyed working, traveling, snow skiing and had a wide variety of careers in all types of farming, construction, real estate, inventing, nutrition research and driving.
Matthew S. “Matt” LemMon, of Quarryville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, his 50th birthday. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Miles) LemMon, sharing 29 years of marriage together.
Born in Pontiac, MI, he was the son of Sandra L. (Nitchman) LemMon-Guigear, of Metamora, MI, and the late Raymond C.V. LemMon.
After graduating high school, Matt went on to find employment in the transportation industry as a truck driver, first working for J.D. Eckman, Inc., and then in his own business of moving furniture and transporting the Amish. He had also worked for Landis Transmission and with his wife in the business they owned, All Notary & Tag Service.
In his spare time, Matt loved riding 4 wheelers, having owned many over the years. He had a great sense of humor and was the life of the party, giving everyone a good laugh. Matt had many friends, and he enjoyed stopping by to visit them at their homes. To those that knew Matt, he was an extremely generous person, willing to give to those in need. He loved Jesus, and enjoyed spending time with his church family. Matt also loved to listen to his wife play the piano or any instrument. He was a very playful and fun dad to his children and grandchildren. Life was always an adventure with Matt… there was never a dull moment.
Mary Elizabeth Morrison, 95, of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.
She was the wife of the late Lawrence J. Morrison.
Born in Glen Roy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Beulah Finney Reeves.
Mary enjoyed word search puzzles and NASCAR racing.
She is survived by her five sons, Richard Morrison (Nancy) of Oxford, Lawrence Elwood Morrison (Elaine) of New Castle, DE, Kenneth Wayne Morrison (Gail) of West Grove, Barry Morrison (Elaine) of Kirkwood and Robert Morrison of Oxford; one daughter, Mabel Elizabeth Brooks (Charles) of Homeville; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel McMahan and Alma Shoemaker both of Quarryville; daughter-in-law, Brenda Morrison of Oxford and brother-in-law, Richard Landis.
Grace Louise Johnson of Conowingo, MD, age 59, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.
She was born on December 30, 1957 in Lancaster, PA to the late Charles Trimble and Cora (Howell) Trimble.
Grace loved reading, playing bingo, yard-sailing which fostered her love of collecting “junk”.
She loved all animals and all animals loved her. Grace’s greatest joy was spending time with her beloved husband and family.
Grace is survived by her husband of seventeen years, Paul Edward Johnson, Jr. of Conowingo, MD; three children: Candy Thompson and her husband, Steven of Peach Bottom, PA, Danny Trimble and his wife, Andrea of Quarryville, PA, Jeanne Dickens and her husband, Clinton, Jr. of Drumore, PA; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; seven siblings: Wanda Tackett of Rising Sun, MD, Betty Chapman of Little Britain, PA, Charles Trimble, Jr. of Port Deposit, MD, Mary Roten of Holtwood, PA, James Trimble of Quarryville, PA, Lucy Heisler of Lancaster, PA and Rome Trimble of Quarryville, PA.
Jeannie Marie Heiser, 39, of Quarryville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at her residence.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Robert and Donna Baum and Ken and the late Elaine (Wood) Umbrell.
She was married to Albert Dale Heiser, Jr., they had been together for over fifteen years.
Jeannie graduated from Pequea Valley High School. She was a caregiver at Friendship Community and the proud mom of 6 children. She was actively involved in Solid Rock Youth Ministries in Quarryville and other community-based church ministries
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by 5 children: Logan Wright, Felicity Heiser, Albert Heiser, III, Abigail Heiser, and Matthew Heiser. She is also survived by a sister, Alyssa Stoltzfus and a step-sister, Kendra Weis. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Austin Charles Wright.
Ivan Anderson Crews, 94, of Oxford, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at home surrounded by family.
He was the husband of Jeanetta Moore Crews with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Ivan Hall and Margaret Anderson Crews.
Ivan was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps and served in WWII and the Korean War.
He graduated from Ridley High School, received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Kings College, DE and his Teacher’s degree from West Chester University.
Ivan was a fifth grade teacher for the Oxford Area School District for 29 years and retired in the early 90’s.
Ivan accepted the Lord as his Savior as he prepared to deploy to India during WWII at the age of 19. He faithfully attended church all his life.
Ivan enjoyed bird watching in his back yard, the Philadelphia Phillies and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.