Annie K. Zook, age 82, of 5540 White Oak Road, Paradise, passed away at home on June 2, 2020.
She was the wife of Jacob M. Zook. She was born in Witmer, daughter of the late Christ S. and Sarah King Miller. She was member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Levi L. Fisher, age 66, of 423 Maple Shade Road, Kirkwood, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
He is the husband of Mattie Lapp Stoltzfus Lapp Fisher and the late Sarah Beiler Fisher.
He was born in Gordonville, son of the late Jonas K. and Lydia Lapp Fisher. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Pastor Gary L. Witham, born in Derry, NH on Nov. 5, 1947, passed away at his home In Strasburg, PA on Friday, May 29, 2020.
His wife, Gloria, and several family members were with him when he died.
Gary and Gloria celebrated their 30th anniversary on Jan. 20, 2020.
He was the son of Pastor Calvin G. & Clara Witham. Gary and his wife attended Calvary Monument Bible Church.
Barbara M. Wiley, 77, of Oxford, PA passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 in Penn Hospice, West Chester.
She was the wife of the late Harry Wiley, Jr.
Born in Allentown she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Catherine Skvoretz Kuhns.
Barbara was retired from H.J. Heinz Co., West Chester.
She enjoyed riding horses, playing BINGO with friends, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Lawrence Lee Rice, 67, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at home.
Born in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of the late Lester Grover and Viola Clare McFadden Rice.
Lawrence was employed as a truck driver with Manfredi Mushrooms and Basciani Mushrooms in Toughkenamon, PA.
He was a handyman and enjoyed the outdoors and yard work.
He is survived by his lifelong companion of 40 years, Ruth Horne; one daughter, Carrie Rice Sentz of MD; four step-daughters, Kathy Reburn (Saul) of Oxford, Carrie Stokes (Terrance) of Oxford, Susan Townsend (Ed) of Wilmington, DE and Kim Horne (Alfredo) of West Grove; two step-sons, Kenny Horne of Lancaster and Jeff Horne (Becky) of Tifton, GA; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Clinton H. Hawkins, age 86, of Gap, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Clinton and Edna Styer Hawkins.
He proudly served his country as a marine during the Korean Conflict.
In the past he worked at Luria Brothers of Coatesville and Lapp Lumber in Paradise. He was a member of the Christiana American Legion and Gap VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his military buddies and his dog Coco. He had a generous heart and sponsored international children through various ministries.
Carl Lloyd Absher, 74, of Quarryville passed away at home on Friday, May 29, 2020 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Harford County Maryland and was the fifth son of the late Walter William and Martha (Barker) Absher.
Carl was a loving husband, father and Pop-pop. He was a hard worker, provider and a great friend to many. He loved Jesus and shared his love and faith to anyone who would listen. Carl was a skilled welder having retired from Boilermaker’s Local 13. He grew up attending Conowingo Baptist Church and raised his family there as well. He was a member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church and in his later years was a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Quarryville. Carl was an avid hunter and enjoyed being outdoors.
Elam J. Beiler, age 58, of 383 Springville Road, Quarryville, passed away on May 31, 2020.
He was the husband of Emma E. Blank Beiler.
He was born in Paradise, son to the late Elam H. and Katie Beiler Beiler. He is a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Kay Z. Atkinson, 67, of Kirkwood, PA died from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at home.
Kay was born September 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA to Lois Vogt Ziegler and the late Dean F. Ziegler. She attended school in Lewistown, PA graduating in 1970. She graduated from Messiah College, Penn State University and Brandywine School of Nursing.
She married her current husband, Stephen R. Smith in 2012 and is also survived by three sons, Andrew T. Atkinson (Bethany), Lt. Co. Philip Z Atkinson (Maritza) and Major Mark B. Atkinson (Lisa) plus two step-sons, alexander W. Smith (Leslie) and S. Andrew Smith (Laura). She had five grandchildren that she cherished and adored. Kay was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Theodore S. Atkinson in 2004 having shared 28 years of marriage. She was especially proud of her three sons, and thought they were her greatest accomplishment.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Susan C. Gold, devoted wife and mother, succumbed to complications associated with Alzheimer’s while in the care of Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD, at the age of 74.
Susan was born on March 19, 1946 to the late Sim C. Cronrath and Marion E. (Faux) Cronrath, in Watsontown, PA, where she also grew up. As a child, Susan was active in her community, having a paper route, participating in girl scouts, and helping in her grandparent’s laundry business. In 1964, Susan Graduated from Warrior Run High School, where she had been a straight A student and Homecoming Queen.