Elsie M. Myers, 74, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care.
Born in Peach Bottom, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bessie Clemens and Kyle Duvall.
She was married to the late Amos Myers for 40 years.
An area resident all her life, Elsie had previously owned the Bull Frog Inn. She and Amos had traveled extensively throughout the United States. Elsie was fiercely independent until the end. She was generous and kind and was known for helping anyone in need.
Desiera D. Elliott, our beloved Desi, 60, of Millersville, PA peacefully joined the Lord on Thursday, November 22nd.
Born on August 14th, 1958 in Lancaster, PA to the late Esther E. and Luther B. "Red" Kistler.
Desi was the wonderful mother to Ashley J. Elliott and also survived by sister, Debra Hess and brother, Daniel Kistler. Desi will forever be remembered for her radiant personality, selfless devotion and strong walk as a disciple. She applied her vast knowledge and experience during her decades as manager at the International Dentsply Sirona of York, PA.
Gibbs Stanley, 81, of Kirkwood, PA was called home on Friday, November 23, 2018 by his Lord and Savior.
He was the husband of Audrey J. Porter Stanley with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Born in Bakersville, NC he was the son of the late Dewey Wesley and Esta Gouge Stanley.
Gibbs was a veteran of the US Army.
He was employed with the Coatesville VA Hospital as the boiler plant supervisor for 12 years and later as a barber for 10 years retiring in 1995.
He attended Nottingham Presbyterian Church.
Gibbs was a generous man who loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends.
Elizabeth H. “Betty” Andrews, 101, of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Born in Orange City, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Gerbina (Bakker) Heerema. Betty was married to the late Rev. Egbert W. Andrews, who died in 1982.
Betty graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and had worked as a O.R. Nurse, Nurse Educator, and Director of Nursing at the former Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. She and her late husband were married in 1957 in Tokyo, Japan and together they went on to do mission work in Taiwan through the Christian Reformed Church until 1979 when they returned to the States and took up residence at Q.P.R.C.
Mary Elaine Charles Kauffman Kreider, 75, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 following a three-year illness with lung disease.
She was the wife of Dale Kreider, New Providence. They would have celebrated their 49th anniversary December 31. She was the daughter of the late Clayton Warfel and Edna Groff Charles.
Elaine was born in Lancaster and lived in Conestoga before moving with her family to a small farm in Manor Township. She graduated from Penn Manor High School in 1960 and began her 37 ½ year career as a secretary with Armstrong World Industries. She was fortunate to be able to retire at age 55 and then worked for 5 years as a Teacher’s Aide at Pequea Preschool. Following this second retirement, Elaine volunteered with VisionCorps for several years and most recently had been a volunteer with Hospice & Community Care, which she very much enjoyed. She also enjoyed keeping in touch with and meeting with friends, especially her special Armstrong pals who have been getting together for more than 50 years. Her greatest joy was her family.
Elaine was an active member of Grace Community Church of Willow Street and loved the pastors, the friendly and supportive congregation, and the excellent Bible teaching and discipleship opportunities.
Roy Wilmer Black, 93, of Little Britain Church Road, Peach Bottom, PA died Monday, November 19, 2018 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
He was the husband of the late Esther Hershour Black who died October 21, 2015. Born in Peach Bottom, he was the son of the late Roy H. and Kathryn Eckman Black.
Wilmer had been employed as an auto mechanic for 35 years with C.E. Wiley & Son. Following that he was employed by PennDOT for 10 years.
Active in his community and church he was a member of Little Britain Presbyterian Church. He was a charter member of Robert Fulton Fire Company where he served as the first president, chief engineer and third assistant chief. Wilmer was a member of Quarryville Lions Club and a charter member of Wakefield Lions Club. He was also a charter member of the Southern Lancaster County Farmer’s Sportsman’s Association.
Wilmer was an avid hunter and enjoyed mowing grass. He loved to sit on his front porch and watch “God’s widescreen television”.
He is survived by two sons, Robert W. (Joanne) Black of Quarryville, Richard D. (Dawn) Black of New Providence; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Black, Peach Bottom, and Dorothy Houser, Willow Street. He was preceded by a sister Ruth Black.
Mildred A. Wallace, 97, of Quarryville PA, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018. She was the widow of the late Franklin W. Wallace who passed away in 1996.
Mildred had retired from the former RCA, Lancaster, in 1985.
She was born in Sassafras, MD. a daughter of the late Irving and Evelyn Stidham Atwell.
Mildred was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
She is survived by her 3 children, Ronald F. Wallace (Marie), Sunbury, PA, Jerry G. Wallace (Dorothy), Quarryville, Susan Hayes (Robert), New Providence, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, and a sister, Virginia Hazlett, Clayton, DE. Mildred was predeceased by 2 brothers and a sister.
Ida R. Henry, 80, of Lancaster PA, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was the widow of the late Charles E. Henry, Sr. who passed away in 1991.
Ida was born in Lancaster PA, a daughter of the late Daniel and Nettie Petsch Kauffman.
She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, her cats, and going to the casinos with her sisters.
She is survived by 7 children, Charles Henry, Jr. (Sandy), Paul Henry, Shirley Stanley (Sam), Bob Henry, Pauline Metzger (Gene), James Henry (Theresa), Jane Reider, 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
E. Jean Griest, 75, formerly of Strasburg Twp., PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. She was the widow of the late Melvin T. Griest who died in 2011.
Born in Quarryville, PA, a daughter of the late Lester and Kathern Book Rittenhouse.
Jean was a retired LPN with Lancaster General Hospital. Known as “Mama” Jean, she had worked at Women’s and Babies Hospital, Lancaster. A life member of Lancaster E.M.S., Jean volunteered with Strasburg Ambulance, East Lampeter Ambulance, and Quarryville Ambulance. She had also volunteered as a CPR instructor, and volunteered with the Lancaster County Sertoma Club. She was a member of the Lancaster County Cruisers and the Moonlite Cruisers.
Fred J. Fisher, 80, of Willow Street, entered into rest on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Refton, he was the son of the late Jacob E. and Anna (Sigman) Fisher. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jeanne (Wade) Fisher.
Fred served our country in U.S. Army Reserves. He retired from Armstrong World Industries and went on to work in the Berks County Controller’s Office and Highmark Inc. He was a former member of Smithville Church of God, where he was past president of the church council. As an active member of the community, he was the past district chairman of Penna. Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was also active in Boy Scout Troop 58 in Willow Street. Fred was a hunter safety course instructor for over 50 years with the Solanco Sportsman’s Assoc. He was also a past Emergency Management Coordinator for West Lampeter Twp. Fred had been attending Willow Street Mennonite Church.