Pearl Louise "Weasie" Siegrist, age 86, of Ronks, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
She loved an adventure and is now having the absolute best one of her life!
Weasie was the wife of Glen R. Siegrist, with whom she celebrated 62 years of marriage on September 12th.
She was born on January 17th, 1935 in Kinzers, daughter of the late M. Clair & Anna Mary Hauck Hershey.
She was a member of Hershey Mennonite Church, where in the past she was treasurer and had a passion for supporting missions. Along with her husband they owned and operated Siegrist Plumbing for over 50 years. She graduated from Pequea Valley High School, class of 1953.
Weasie enjoyed traveling, having visiting more than 20 countries, reading, flowers, gardening, playing board games, chocolate ice cream and coffee -“black”. She loved going to the beach and parked her beach chair on 14th street in Ocean City, NJ. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were her true treasure and she loved spending time with them and hearing about their latest adventures.
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Counts, 75, of Willow Street, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Newport Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Christiana.
Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Maude (Mills) Counts.
Pastor Mark Sawyer, 65, of West Grove passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at home.
He was the husband of Faith Adair Sawyer of West Grove with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.
Born in West Grove, he was the son of Susan H. Eller of Peach Bottom and the late Ray Sawyer.
Mark was the pastor at New London Baptist Church for 13 years and had been pastoring for 35 years.
He enjoyed singing in gospel quartets in his earlier ministry years. He also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and riding his motorcycle. He founded Keystone Cruisers for Christ which was affiliated with the Fellowship Riders of Lewisville, TX.
Carl W. Stout, age 65, of Oxford, PA, passed away at his home on Friday, December 24, 2021.
He was the husband of Yvonne Valdez Stout of Chambersburg, PA.
He was born in Banner Elk, Avery County, NC, son of Lillie Potter Stout with whom he resided and the late Jacob Stout and stepson of Leonard Twyman.
In the past he worked for Tastykake. He enjoyed fishing, computers and quiet times sitting on the porch.
He is also survived by 3 children: Bobbie Jo Swenson of Lancaster, Carl Jr. husband of Wendy Wayland Stout of Morgantown, PA, Billy Stout of West Virginia, 10 grandchildren, 4 siblings: Clyde Stout of MD, Clifford husband of Sharon Stout of Quarryville, Deborah Appel of Quarryville, Jeff husband of Lisa Stout of West Grove.
Dwight E. Cummins, age 65, formerly of Holtwood, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 25, 2021.
He was the son of the late Col. O.L. and Louise E. Cummins.
He was the loving husband of Robin Fry Cummins for 40 years (of bliss).
Surviving besides his wife are two sons: Alex of Pompano Beach, FL and Damon of Lancaster.
He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Reid in 2020.
Dwight graduated from Penn State University with degrees in Business Management and Telecommunications. He had been employed as an outside engineer for CTEC of Dallas, PA and then as an area director and technician for Frontier Communications, Quarryville. He retired in 2016 after 30 years of employment.
Donald Ray Shenk, 78, of Lancaster, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 23, 2021.
He was the son of the late Paul S. and Grace H. (Green) Shenk.
Don graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a diploma in Bible. He served in various roles at Lancaster Youth for Christ for many years and later worked as a sales representative for the former J.H. Brubaker Lumber Co., later becoming Lezzer Lumber.
Don was an avid photographer who was rarely seen without a camera hanging around his neck. He was granted a fellowship with the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography and had recently published two books featuring photos of the Strasburg Railroad and Lancaster County Amish life.
Arlene E. Barnes, 72, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Hospice & Community Care.
Born in Morristown, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Morton E., and Evelyn M. (Chambers) Nellessen.
She was the loving wife of the late Elwood E. Barnes, Jr. for 47 years at the time of his passing on December 7, 2017.
Arlene enjoyed doing puzzles with her granddaughter and watching Hallmark movies year-round.
Catharine L. “Cathy” Rineer, 77, of Mountville, formerly of Quarryville, departed this life and entered her home in Heaven on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
She was the beloved wife of Robert Lee Rineer, Sr., who deeply misses her after sharing 58 years of marriage together.
Born in Martic Township, she was the daughter of the late Jacob K. and Emma Mae (Houck) Morrison.
As a young person, Cathy began her career path by going to school to become a CNA. For 50 years Cathy worked as a patient technician, working at Hamilton Arms, Mennonite Home, and most recently, Faith Friendship. Over the years she also worked as a private duty caregiver.
Karl W. McGuigan, 56, of Plum Hill Road, Peach Bottom, PA died unexpectedly at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
He was the husband of Connie D. Martin McGuigan.
Born in West Chester, he was the son of Doris Jean Ferguson McGuigan, and the late Francis A. McGuigan.
Karl had been employed as a maintenance technician for R&R Donnelley for 25 years.
He was a member of Wrightsdale Baptist Church, Peach Bottom, PA.
Karl played on the church softball team, was an avid hunter, and his grand babies were the love of his life.
Edward Lee Broomell, 83, of Oxford, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was survived by his wife, Mary Margaret Pennington-Broomell, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Chester County, PA he was the son of the late George E. Broomell and Evelyn M. Broomell.
Edward was employed with Scotts Miracle Gro (formerly Organic Compost, Anderson Peat, Hyponex) for over twenty years.
Edward enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, listening to bluegrass music, fishing and had a huge baseball card collection and NASCAR diecast collection.