Dorothy Shirk Eckman, 95, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Colerain Twp., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ella Sue (Groff) Eckman.
She was the wife of the late Jay F. Shirk and Carl Eckman.
Dorothy was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Quarryville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Farm Women #20. Dorothy enjoyed canning, cooking, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren. She was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Ronald K. Baker, age 71, of Strasburg, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was the husband of Joan E. Fulton Baker and they celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 30th.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Gerald and Dorothy Yeager Baker.
He was a member of New Providence Church of God.
Ronald worked as a supervisor of Bridge Construction for High Steel Structures for 43 years retiring in 2015. He enjoyed fishing, boating and the beach house in Delaware, spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
James L. Balmer, age 84, of New Providence, passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2020 surrounded by family.
James was a lifelong member of Smithville Church of God where he was loved by all.
He enjoyed many outdoor activities such as roller skating, fishing and riding his bicycle. He looked forward to his weekly walks to visit his family and their beloved pets.
Elizabeth K. Herschberger, age 67, of 965 Dry Wells Road, Quarryville, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her home.
She was the wife of Jonathan B. Herschberger.
Born in Gordonville, she was the daughter of the late Daniel L. and Lizzie King Lapp.
Donald L. "Don" Wiseman Jr. of Oxford, PA, age 53, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020.
Don was born on August 18, 1966 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Donald L. Wiseman and Esther Mae Wiseman (Moulton).
Don was a fun, loving guy; a big kid and jokester, always playing a prank. He loved his kids and grandkids and especially enjoyed taking them to Disney World. Don also collected Legos and mallards. His favorite teams were the Orioles, Raiders and Flyers. Orange and black were his favorite colors and he even painted his home in those colors.
Rhonda Grier Johnson, 79, went home to be with her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ on July 20, 2020.
Rhonda was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1940 - the youngest child of Scottish immigrants Sam and Helen Bell. She grew up in Brooklyn, and met her future husband Carl there in 1957, at a Billy Graham Crusade. They were married at the age of 19 and when children came along, she dedicated her life to raising them. After her husband retired 23 years ago, they relocated to Kirkwood, PA. She enjoyed music, and sang in church choirs for most of her life.
Leon P. Stauffer Jr, 91, entered into eternity on July 7, 2020. He was the husband of the late Rosina Stauffer. He was born and raised in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania by his parents, Leon and Esther Stauffer. He was the second child of six and the oldest boy.
Leon graduated from Upper Moreland High school before joining the army right after World War II. He was stationed in Europe where he met his future wife, Rosina Stepancich. They married and returned to the states where Leon spent 40 years as a welder in manufacturing. Rosina and Leon raised six boys and one girl.
Wilma Eileen Plaisted, age 84, formerly of Peach Bottom, passed away at the Ware Presbyterian Village on Friday, July 17, 2020.
She was the wife of the late Carl W. Plaisted, who passed away on July 7, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Harry & Wilma G. Shute Riegel.
She was of the Lutheran faith. She enjoyed cooking and bird watching.
Surviving are 3 children: John husband of Karen Lindsay of Hudson, FL, Valeria E. wife of Charles Pierce of Peach Bottom, Nicholas W. husband of Terry Plaisted of Lancaster, 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Wanda Elaine Maxwell, 68, of Phoenixville, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital. Born in Nashville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Brown) Wagner.
Family was very important to Wanda, and she loved her children very much. Wanda was the sweetest person one would ever meet. She led a simple life and would give the shirt off of her back if she was able.
Frank B. Leed, 94, of New Providence, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, while under the care of Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine M. (Whirt) Leed, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.
Born in West Lampeter Township, he was the son of the late B. Frank Leed and Myrtle (Andrews) Leed Lefever.
Frank grew up attending one and two-room schools in Lampeter. He went on to be one of the first employees of Andrews Excavating. Frank worked his way up from being an equipment operator to being an estimator, retiring with 54 years of service. He was also a farmer, raising tobacco and vegetables each year.