Doris L. Hough, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on August 28, 2014. She was born in Somerville, New Jersey, daughter of the late DeWitt and Lydia (Sieben) Bacorn. Her husband, George W. Hough, died in 2004. She was 87.
In earlier years Doris and her late husband operated their dairy farm in Peach Bottom.
She was an accomplished artist, and enjoyed painting animals and flowers. Her work has been exhibited in the Quarryville Library and other venues and a piece is currently on display at Lancaster County Art Association in Strasburg. Doris was a member of the Lancaster County Art Association and the Octorara Art Association. She would generously donate artwork to local charities for fundraisers.
Janice Potoka of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community died on Friday, August 15, 2014. She was 88.
Mrs. Potoka was born in Binghampton, N.Y., a daughter of the late Kenneth and Lillian Morgan. She and her husband moved to the retirement community in 2007.
She graduated from the National Bible Institute, New York City, in 1948 with a diploma in Christian Education.
Mrs. Potoka was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Binghampton.
Elizabeth I. Martin, 101, of Mennonite Homes, formerly of New Providence, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. She was the wife of the late Ellis J. Martin who passed away in 1983.
Elizabeth was a member of Conestoga United Methodist Church.
She was born in Lancaster County, a daughter of the late William and Sadie Immel Swinehart.
Jon C. Lefever, of Lancaster, died at Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was 46.
Mr. Lefever was born in Lancaster , son of the late Marvin R. and Isabelle O. Stottlemyer.
He was a 1986 graduate of Penn Manor High School and was a member of the FFA. He had been self-employed in the construction/remodeling trade for many years. Jon was a member of Crossway Chruch, where he served in various capacities. Jon had recently returned from a church missions trip to the Bahamas, where he was able to use his carpentry skills to help those in need. Helping others brought him much joy.
Norma Jeanne Bartram of Oxford died at home on Monday, August 4, 2014. She was 76.
Mrs. Bartram was born in Oxford, a daughter of the late Ivory and Arvilla Lutman Prewitt.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bartram enjoyed crafting, canning, gardening, and maintaining a beautiful, loving home for her family.
She is survived by four children, Grace R. Caputo of Lansdowne, Greg L., husband of Melissa McMichael Caputo of Oxford. Gretchen J. Bartram of Oxford, and Greannae E. Bartram, wife of Chris Cloud of Oxford; four grandchildren, Tiernan, Stratton, Christian, and Cara; and four brothers, Richard D. Prewitt of Oxford, Robert A. Prewitt of Oxford, Ronald L. Prewitt of Oxford, and Rodney G. Prewitt of Kirkwood.
Friends may call at the Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, 86 Pine St., Oxford, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 7.
Services will be held from the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 8.
Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Youth Center, P.O. Box 38, Oxford PA 19363.
Thomas Christian Musser of New Providence died at home on Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was 17.
Thomas was born in Lukovit, Bulgaria. He was a son of Joseph N. and Susanna W. Owens Musser.
He spent the first 16 years of his life lying in an orphanage crib, where he suffered from neglect, malnutrition, and lack of human interaction.
After being adopted and brought to the United States, his strength and skills improved as he received medical care, nutrition, and the love of his new family.
Kenneth C. Kern, 97, died on July 31
Kenneth C. Kern of Bel Air, Md., died at home on Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was 97.
Mr. Kern was born in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Henry and Ola M. Pusey Kern.
He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Penn State University in 1938. He was a registered professional engineer in the state of Maryland.
Mr. Kern worked as an engineer for Baltimore Gas & Electric until he retired in 1979.
He was a member of Bel Air United Methodist Church.
Mr. Kern was an avid walker and enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen M. Kern.
His wife, Dorothy Aument Kern, died in March, 1998. His son, Henry K. Kern, died in 1997. Private services were held in the Quarryville Cemetery. Arrangements were made through Reynolds Funeral and Cremation Services, Quarryville.
Lester "Joe" Barnett Jr. of Ronks died at home on Sunday, August 3, 2014. He was 63.
Mr. Barnett was born in Drumore, a son of the late Lester J. Sr. and Virginia Smoker Barnett. He lived in Drumore before moving to Ronks.
He was a graduate of Solanco High School.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was passionate about his work as a truck driver.
Mr. Barnett is survived three children, Barbara, Jeremy, and Sabra Barnett; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathy Homsher of Drumore and Donna Osborne of Lititz.
Private burial services will be held at the Chestnut Level Presbyterian Cemetery.
Arrangements were made through Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services, Quarryville.