John Huber Hess, Jr., a faithful servant of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, went to his new Home in Heaven on Friday, February 26, 2016. He recently had celebrated his 93rd birthday with his family. He and his wife Miriam Shuffelbottom Hess celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary September 1, 2015.
John was born in Marticville, a son of the late John Huber and Elizabeth Pries Hess, Sr. He also lived in Lime Valley, Smithville, and most recently in Mt. Joy with his daughter and her family.
He was a charter member of Lampeter United Methodist Church where he also taught Sunday school for 38 years.
John worker for and retired from Lancaster Malleable Castings Company as a molder for 40 years.
A US Army veteran, he proudly served his country during World War II as a military policeman in Okinawa.
He enjoyed going on walks, gardening, small game hunting, fishing, bird watching, and watching gospel tapes.
Dale E. Wilburn, 68, of Peach Bottom, PA, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2016.
He was the husband of Marcie Griest Wilburn. They had celebrated 32 years of marriage.
Born in Oxford PA, a son of the late Marvin and Helen V. Hodges Wilburn.
Dale had proudly served in the US Marine Corp in Viet Nam.
He drove truck since leaving the Marine Corp, hauling mobile homes since 1985 with his wife along as a flag car driver. In 2003 he formed Semper Fi Transportation Inc. and worked side by side with his wife until his death.
Kathleen A. Spangler, 63, of New Providence, entered into rest unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, February 20, 2016, after a brief illness. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late John and Marion Wessner. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Daniel L. Spangler.
Kathy was a graduate of Penn Manor High School. She enjoyed reading, cooking and loved her cats.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kristine Spangler of New Providence; and a sister, Tammy, wife of Tim Hahn of Pequea. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, David, Dale, and Craig.
Mary Ann Findley, 87, of Strasburg Twp., entered into rest on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Schmalhofer) Lobeck. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert G. Findley.
Mary Ann was a proud graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, class of 1946. She went on to work for Armstrong and was the secretary at Willow Street Elementary School for many years. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and a past member of the Quarryville American Business Women of America. Mary Ann loved spending time with her grandchildren and was very active in their many school activities.
Walter F. Keith, 91, of New Providence, entered into rest on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Born in Newark, DE he was the son of the late, Edna (Peal) Keith.
He and his wife, Janet M. (Warfel) (Zercher) Keith had celebrated 45 years of marriage in August.
Walter served his country in the US Army during WWII in the 881st Guard Squadron. After his service he worked several jobs, among them as a cook for the former Gimbles Restaurant and Three Mile House. In later years he worked and retired from Armstrong World Industries in the security department. After retiring Walter went on to work at Good’s Store in Quarryville. He attended New Providence Church of God. Walter was an avid Hershey Bears Fan and also enjoyed flowers and doing yard work.
Surviving besides his wife are sons: Kevin Keith of AZ and Daryl Keith of Lancaster along with step-son Kenneth E. Zercher of Germany. Walter also has several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Keith and a sister, Gladys Bankes.
Muriel S. Smith entered into rest on Monday, February 22, 2016, just one day after celebrating her 97th birthday.
Formerly of Drumore, she had been residing at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement since 2008.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Virginia (Bradley) Shoemaker. Her husband, Robert S. Smith died in 2010.
Muriel was a 1937 graduate of Manheim Township High School. The wife of a farmer; she worked alongside her husband on the farm in Drumore and was also a homemaker. Muriel was an active member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church for over 75 years. She taught Sunday school and was the financial secretary. Muriel was a 50-yr. member of the Drumore King’s Daughters and served as secretary for the Drumore and Southern End Burial Associations. She loved her family, friends, flowers, and all fowl, including peacocks.
Charlotte Eberly Boohar (1920 - 2016) departed this life on Sunday, February 21. in her 96th year.
She had a long and productive life. Best known for her 43 years as the proprietor of Chestnut Level Store, she was also a superlative gardener.
Born near Georgetown, PA, the third of ten children of Walter F. and Ella M. Graybill Eberly, Charlotte was a life-long resident of Lancaster County. She loved the verdant countryside and the farm families that make it so special with each passing season. Her special interests included 67 year membership in Chris-Penn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church.
Her husband C. Walter Boohar preceded her in death passing in 1962. She is survived by three children, Charles W. Boohar, Jr., Sue Ella Phifer wife of William H. Phifer and Jo Ann Daly wife Thomas J. Daly, III, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Zella Mae Teel, 82, of Quarryville, went to be with the Lord Monday, February 22, 2016 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
She was the wife of the late Elmer Teel and was preceded in death by her first husband, James “Jim” Wood.
Born in Bluff City, TN, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Nola Ruth Cagle Carr.
She was a member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church.
Zella was an avid southern cook and loved her children and grandchildren.
Brooklynn Nicole “Brooke” Stauffer, 14 of New Providence died unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Brooke was a ninth grade student at Solanco High School. A sports enthusiast, she was involved in volleyball, track, and softball.
She was also enjoyed photography and art. Outside of school, she enjoyed snowboarding, and “4 wheeling”. She was known for her great smile and as “Mother Hen” to her younger siblings.
Frederick G. Hobbs, 72, of Quarryville and formerly Corpus Christi, TX, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Born in Medford, MA he was the son of the late Frederick S. and Grace (Goudy) Hobbs.
Fred and his wife, Sandra M. (Shipp) Hobbs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last February.
Fred served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked and retired from the Honeywell Corporation as an Engineering Test Manager. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Milford, CT. Fred was an avid model railroader and also enjoyed photographing trains and planes. He was a big Boston Red Sox fan.