Glen D. Sellers, age 62, of Denver, PA, formerly of Pequea, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 3, 2022.
He was the husband of Claudia McKelvey Sellers, with whom he would have celebrated 26 years of marriage on August 3rd.
He was born in Lancaster, son of Frank Sellers of Pequea and the late Jeanette Crouthamel Sellers.
Glen graduated from Penn Manor High School, Class of '78. He was a life long member of Mt. Nebo UMC and was also on the church softball league. Glen worked for PPL - Brookfield Power Company as a Journeyman Electrician and Operator of the Holtwood Power Plant, retiring in 2020 after 41 years.
Verna Mae Walton, 92, of Kirkwood, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 1, 2022 at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Elvin G., Sr. and Nora H. (Boyer) Mellinger.
She was the loving wife of the late Kenneth K. Walton for 48 years at the time of his passing.
Verna Mae was a life-long member of Union Church, and also worshiped at Wesley Church for the last 25 years. She was actively involved in her churches and community in many ways, serving in various roles. She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed sharing her gift of hospitality with all who came into her home. Verna Mae loved nature, flowers, family, friends and caring for children.
Dorothy B. "Dottie" Wert, 92, of Quarryville died Sunday, July 3 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community
Dorothy B. “Dottie” Wert, 92, of Quarryville, died on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Centre Hall, PA, she was the daughter of the late C. William Boozer, Sr., and Lena (Emerick) Boozer. She was married to Dean E. Wert, Sr. for 69 years at the time of his passing in 2019.
Dottie graduated from Centre Hall-Potter High School in 1948, where she was active in band and chorus. She was employed in the factory and accounting department at Stoner Incorporated for 45 years.
Dottie was an active member of Memorial United Methodist Church, where she played in the bell choir, sang in the senior choir, and was choir librarian for many years. She served as director of Solanco Meals on Wheels for 6 years and was also a driver. She was a Red Cross volunteer at Lancaster General Hospital for 9 years.
Donald R. "Don" Sample, 90, formerly of Quarryville died at Lancaster General Hospital Friday, July 1
Donald R. “Don” Sample, 90, formerly of Quarryville, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara R. (Reese) Sample, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.
Born in New Providence, he was the son of the late William Sample and Ada (Lefever) McVey.
Don was a graduate of the Southern Lancaster County Joint High School, class of 1949. He then found employment with Ford New Holland, working in the manufacturing production planning department, and retired in 1991 with 40 years of service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955.
Barry L. Buffenmyer, age 82 of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.
He was the husband of Peggy Miller Buffenmyer with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage in October.
Born in Brownstown, he was the son of the late Mark and Ruth Landis Buffenmyer.
Barry and Peggy attended Grace Church at Willow Valley. He worked for Lapp Electric for over 30 years. Barry honorably served his country in the United States Navy. In his free time, he loved hunting, fishing, boating, woodworking, and doing wood carvings. Barry handled everything with such dignity, and no matter how hard things got he never complained. He was a man with a very deep faith, and he was ready to go to heaven.
Jay M. Groff, 91, a resident of Landis Homes, formerly of Bird –In-Hand, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Born in Bird-In-Hand on May 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Martin R. and Edna M. Groff.
He was the husband of the late Doris E. Landis Groff for 67 years, who predeceased him on April 19, 2022.
He is survived by 2 children, Patricia (Randall) Ranck of Lancaster, PA, J. Kenneth (Tracy) Groff of Mt. Joy, PA; 2 grandchildren, Adam (Megan) Ranck and Kristie Ranck; 3 great granddaughters, Meredith, Amelia and Laurel Ranck; and sister-in-law Delores Landis.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Irene (John B.) Noll.
Evelyn R. Handel, age 86, formerly of Holtwood, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the Newport Meadows Nursing Center.
She was the wife of the late Fred C. Handel.
Born in Marion, VA, she was the daughter of the late James V. and Anna Ruth Gore Hash.
She was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Quarryville. Surviving are 4 children: Doyle S. (Debra) Welk of FL, Darrell A. (Nancy) Welk of New Providence, John E. (Kerry) Handel of Millersville, Catherine F. (Tom) Hughes of New Holland, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and 2 sisters: Janet Martin formerly of Mt. Joy, and Joyce (Harry) Martin of Peach Bottom.
Hazel J. Shoemaker, 104, formerly of Oxford, died at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community Tuesday, June 28
Hazel J. Shoemaker,104, formerly of Oxford, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
She was an amazing lady who touched many peoples’ lives through her teaching of children, her love and concern for others, her many friendships, and her love for her God, family, and friends.
She was the widow of Mahlon B. Shoemaker who died on July 17, 1994.
Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of Leavin H. and Louise Whiteside Jackson.
She was a graduate of Colerain and Quarryville High Schools. She graduated from Millersville State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She taught three years in Colerain Township and twenty-seven years in the Oxford Area Elementary School. She retired in 1979.
Clyde L. Cameron, 97, of Oxford, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
He shared 70 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Helen Goodman Cameron until her death in June of 2017.
Born in Glenroy, PA, he was the son of the late William H. and Alice Stilwell Cameron.
Clyde was a mushroom grower in the area, farming from 1943 to 1990 and was a founding member of the American Mushroom Institute. He and his father founded Cameron’s Hardware Store in 1954, operating until 2000 when he retired.
While always grateful for his fruitful and rewarding work, he also had higher callings in his life including his faith, family and community.
Clyde loved Jesus. He was a faithful lifetime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Oxford, serving in various roles, most notably holding the office of Ruling Elder for many years.
Clyde actively contributed to his community, serving on the school boards of Oxford Area School District and Bethany Christian School, and as a board member of the Peoples Bank of Oxford for many years.
Tyler J. Zook, 17, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Tyler had completed his junior year at Conestoga Valley High School where he played on the offensive line for the Varsity football team. Tyler’s favorite place to be was on the football field from the time he was six years old when he started to play flag football. He developed his playing skills through the CV Youth Football program where he played through sixth grade. Starting in seventh grade, Tyler played for CV’s junior high team and began starting on the Varsity team during his sophomore year. He especially enjoyed being under the Friday night lights. Tyler also played rec baseball and basketball when he was younger. His family found great joy watching him play sports.