Beulah Mae Absher, 86, formerly of New Providence and Peach Bottom, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2023, at Sanatoga Court, Pottstown.
She was the loving wife of the late William Floyd Absher, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2019.
Born in Elkton, MD, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Burton and Mary Elizabeth (Lockard) Burton.
Beulah attended the Willow Street Vocational Technical School (currently LCCTC) and earned a Certified Nursing Assistant certification. For many years she worked as a CNA at Calvert Manor in Calvert, MD.
Beulah loved to cook and bake, baking and decorating many wedding cakes over the years. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, quilting, and crocheting. Beulah was an excellent caregiver, showing much patience and kindness. She loved her family and was very proud of them.
Dana Lowery, 67, of Quarryville, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2023 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Brenda S. (Murr) Lowery, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Fryberger) Lowery.
Dana was a graduate of Solanco High School, class of 1974. For most of his career, he was employed as a welder for High Steel Industries, retiring with over 40 years of service.
Dana had a passion for the outdoors, each year looking forward to hunting and fishing. Trips to the mountains were a favorite of his too, especially Potter and Tioga counties. Dana enjoyed people and could strike up a conversation with most anyone he would meet. He knew someone everywhere he went, being able to remember names from many years ago. Dana was very loyal to his family, always willing to help and lend a hand. In his spare time, Dana was always on the go and taking his canine companion, Lucy, for rides. After many years of welding, he enjoyed his new job of watching his grandchildren.
Donald E. “Don” Wagner, 80, of Willow Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 27, 2023.
A native of Quarryville, he was born in Lancaster to the late Roy W. and Helen Shenk Wagner.
He was the husband of Janice D. (Bohler) Wagner, and they celebrated 55 years of marriage in October.
Don was a 1961 graduate of Solanco High School, where he excelled at wrestling and played the trumpet in marching band. He attended Rutgers, then transferred to Parks College of St. Louis University to pursue a degree in aviation management. Following his interest in flying, he earned his pilot’s license. He met Jan while in college, and they started married life in St. Louis, where Don worked for McDonnell Douglas, aircraft manufacturer.
In 1969, Don began a career as an internal auditor with Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster. He travelled the world for Armstrong, and retired after 29 years as the Director of Internal Auditing.
Joshua R. Bedford, age 35, of Peach Bottom, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Sheri L. Hitchens Bedford and the godson of the late Bob and Diana Stallings who had a major impact in his life after his mother’s death.
He attended Pequea Church. Joshua loved the outdoors, camping, and the mountains of North Carolina. He was a devoted and dedicated father who enjoyed spending time with his children. He had the biggest heart and treated everyone like a cherished family member where friends were brothers and no one was left out. His infectious laugh will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of meeting him.
Paige E. Kellenberger, age 26 of Holtwood, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Jill Herr Kellenberger of Holtwood and the late Steven H. Kellenberger who passed away on October 6, 2022.
She was an active member of Colemanville United Methodist Church. She was a 2022 graduate of LCCTC Nursing Program. Paige was employed by Retreat Behavioral Health. She had a giving heart and beautiful soul.
She loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed Harry Potter, reading and movies.
Marcia D. McDonough, 83, of Quarryville, passed away at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
She and her husband, Michael E. “Pete” McDonough were married for 61 years.
Born in Uniontown, PA she was the daughter of the late Paul Kenneth and Elvira Wienchi Dills.
Sandra M. “Sandy” Wimer, 75, of Quarryville, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023 at her home.
Born in Quarryville, she was the daughter of the late Vincent J., Sr., and Dorothy E. (Graybill) Peffer.
Sandy was a graduate of Solanco High School, class of 1966. For many years she was employed as a waitress, working at the Ponderosa Restaurant in New Providence, The Red Caboose Restaurant, and Good ‘N Plenty Restaurant. She most recently was employed by Clean Enterprises in Quarryville. In her spare time, Sandy enjoyed watching The Hallmark Channel. She also loved having several cats as pets over the years.
Corena Alta (Yoder) Stauffer, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother left us to be with Jesus on March 22, 2023 at the farm in Conestoga, where she lived for much of her adult life.
She was born August 17, 1930 in Mifflin County to Harry and Carrie Yoder, a forest ranger/farming couple.
While she was a young girl, her father had been instrumental in establishing a mission church (Otelia Mennonite) and her faith was an important lifelong component of her life. When she was 15 years old, she transferred her studies and love of learning to Lancaster Mennonite School, where she developed lifelong friendships and eventually met the love of her life, H. Wilmer Stauffer.
Clara Z. Wigfield, age 103, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Scottsbluff, NE, she was the daughter of the late Heinrich G. and Emily Barbara Grobe Zorn.
Clara was the wife of the late Ronald H. Cundiff, the late John Holloway, the late Willard Neisen and the late Donald Wigfield.
She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, traveling, and visiting relatives.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth R. husband of Marylynn Cundiff, 4 grandchildren: Geoffrey B. and Eliott B. Cundiff, Christopher and Ryan Jacobs.
Helena Ruth Icenhour, 79, of Nottingham, PA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, Tuesday, March 21, 2023
She was the wife of the late James L. Icenhour with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Konnarock, VA she was the daughter of the late Ruben Fred and Lula Shatley Barker.
Helena was employed with Pocopson Home as a CNA and retired in 2008 after 28 years of service. She also worked with her husband as a mushroom grower in Nottingham.
She was a member of Lighthouse Gospel Free Will Baptist Church, Nottingham.
Helena enjoyed gardening, singing in church, playing the piano, arts & crafts, adult coloring books and most of all spending time with friends and family.