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BRUBAKER, RUTH G., 82, taught in schools
Ruth G. Brubaker, of 2740 North Colebrook Road, Mastersonville, died of natural causes Sunday, February 4, 2001 at home.
Miss Brubaker taught elementary education in the former Mount Joy Borough School for a number of years. She later taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Rapho Township and then in Philadelphia.
A graduate of the former Manheim Borough High School, Ruth attended Pennsylvania State College and the former Millersville State Teachers College and graduated from Elizabethtown College, where she earned her permanent teaching certificate in elementary education in 1946.
Ruth was a member of Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown, since 1940.
An avid reader, Ruth also enjoyed cooking.
Born in Lancaster County, Ruth was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Minnie Ginder Brubaker.
The last of her immediate family, she is survived by three nieces, Sandra J,. Bradley, Sally L. Germer and Kathryn F. Schroll, all of Mount Joy.
Ruth was preceded in death by a sister, Blance B. Schroll.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUTH G. BRUBAKER
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA
DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 8, 2001 at 10:30 A.M.
OFFICIATING: Pastor Joyce A. Stoltzfus
VIEWING: There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends at Heilig Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
INTERMENT: Chiques Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township, PA
CONTRIBUTIONS: May be made in Ruth's Memory to: Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren Deacon's Benevolence Fund, 777 South Mount Joy Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
 
EBERLY, LeROY, 65, Community Leader
LeRoy D. Eberly of 24 North Poplar Street, Elizabethtown, died Saturday evening, January 27, 2001, at his home following a lengthy illness.
LeRoy worked 34 years for SICO Oil Company in Mount Joy retiring in 1996. He had served as a division manager for 17 years in sales and as a fuel driver.
After retirement, LeRoy worked at Heilig Funeral Home in Mount Joy.
A member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown, LeRoy was a lay delegate to the annual conference and served on the finance committee, as an usher and financial secretary, as past president of the Friendship Sunday school class and as a former youth counselor.
A life member and past president of Friendship Fire and Hose Company #1, Elizabethtown, LeRoy served as treasurer and on the financial development board. He appointed the building comittee to construct the current fire hall.
A $1,000 scholarship will be given annually in LeRoy's name to a junior firefighter at the Elizabethtown Area High School. He was also a life member of Fire Department Mount Joy.
A 32nd-degree Mason, LeRoy was a member of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge 682, Elizabethtown, and chaired the committee which annually chose the person to be assisted by proceeds of the lodge pancake breakfast. The lodge honored LeRoy with the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons Distinguished Public Service Award.
LeRoy also belonged to Lancaster Lodge of Perfection and Harrisburg Consistory.
In 2000, Eberly received the Vincent O'Conner Public Service Award for contributions to the community.
LeRoy served in the Army National Guard for nine years in the Headquarters Battery 213th Artillery.
LeRoy was married to Nancy L. Park Eberly. They would have observed their 45th anniversary Sunday.
Born in Mount Joy, LeRoy was the son of the late Park N. and Mary R. Detweiler Eberly.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Jeffrey S. of Mount Joy, and Timothy P., married to Beth Eberly and Anthony P., both of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren; two brothers, James W., married to Connie Eberly of East Petersburg, and Jay M., married to Mary Kathryn Eberly of Mount Joy; and three sisters, Jean E. Eberly of Mount Joy, Joyce L., married to Dennis Kuhns of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and Donna L., married to David Lambert of Newport News, Va.
LeRoy was proceded in death by two brothers, Ronald P. and Galen.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LeROY D. EBERLY
PLACE: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, North Spruce and Oak Streets, Elizabethtown, PA
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:30 A.M.
VIEWING: Friends may call at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and again on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
MASONIC FUNERAL SERVICE BY: Abraham C. Treichler Lodge #682 F&AM, Elizabethtown on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 8:30 p.m.
OFFICIATING: The Reverend James D. Corbett, The Reverend John C. Grove, and the Reverend Robert E. Shank.
INTERMENT: Mount Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA
CONTRIBUTIONS: Memorial Contributions may be made in LeRoy's Memory to: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Phase 2 Building Program, 398 North Locust Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or to Friendship Fire and Hose Company #1, 171 North Mount Joy Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. 
 
GUTSHALL, A. JEANNETTE "NETTE"
A. Jeannette "Nette" Gutshall, age 90, of 134 East Main Street, Mount Joy, PA died Thursday evening, February 8, 2001 at her home following a brief illness. She had lived in Lancaster County since 1927.
Mrs. Gutshall attended Reich Evangelical Congregational Church in Marietta.
Nette was born in Perry County, the daughter of the late John William and Nellie Cacelia Aughe Wolfe. Her husband, Harry Blaine "Solly" Gutshall died in 1987.
She enjoyed baby-sitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren and cooking.
Surviving are two daughters, Faye E. married to J. Robert Kettering of Elizabethtown and Shirley L. Wealand of Marietta; seven grandchildren; forteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Jean E. Paules of Mechanicsburg.
Nette was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty I. Bixler, and a brother, Kenneth W. Wolfe.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. JEANNETTE GUTSHALL
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home 21 West Main Street Mount Joy, PA
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday February 13, 2001 at 2:00PM
VISITATION: The Family will receive friends following the funeral service.
INTERMENT: Chiques Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Twp.
CLERGY: Pastor Dan Rohrbaugh
CONTRIBUTIONS: Hospice of Lancaster County 685 Good Drive P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125
 
SHEAFFER, VIOLA, 90, native of Blue Ball
Viola M. Sheaffer, 90, formerly of Mount Joy, died of natural causes Tuesday night, February 20, 2001 at Heatherbank Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 745 Chiques Hill Road, Columbia.
Mrs. Sheaffer worked in the Masonic Homes' laundry department, retiring in 1976. She previously worked at the former Aunt Sally's Kitchen, Elizabethtown.
Viola was a former member of the auxiliary of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 596, Elizabethtown.
Born in Blue Ball, Viola was the daughter of the late Clayton C. and Helen Foltz Heigel.
Her husband, Ralph W. "Perry" Sheaffer, died in 1995.
Surviving are five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Sara was preceded in death by a son, Clarence M. Sheaffer.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VIOLA SHEAFFER
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 West Main Street, Mount Joy.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 10:00 a.m.
VIEWING: Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
OFFICIATING: Pastor Joe N. Sherer
INTERMENT: Rothsville United Zion Cemetery, Warwick Township, PA
CONTRIBUTIONS: No Memorials

Frey, Hilda, G., 80, native of Elizabethtown
Hilda G. Frey, 80, of 241 Church Street, Dallas, died of natural causes Tuesday, evening, March 14, 2001at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Hilda was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston.
Born in Elizabethtown, Hilda was the daughter of the late John and Hilda Heistand Easton.
Hilda was married 60 years to Robert A. Frey.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Joan, married to Renn Kasarda of Dallas, and Jean, married to Larry Carson of York; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Hilda was preceded in death by two brothers, William Easton and the Reverend John E. Easton; and two sisters, Ruth E. Lenox and Mary K. Davis.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HILDA G. FREY
PLACE: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 21 South Market Street, Mount Joy, PA
DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 1:00 P.M.
VIEWING: No Public Viewing
OFFICIATING: The Reverend Hilary Smits
INTERMENT: Mount Joy Cemetery, Mount Joy, PA
CONTRIBUTIONS: May be made in Hilda's Memory to: Elizabethtown Public Library, 399 North Hanover Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

SCHROLL, KATY M., ran animal shelter
Katy M. Schroll, 87, formerly of Bainbridge, died of natural causes Sunday night, April 1, 2001 at Rheems Nursing Center.
A dairy farmer for more than 50 years, Katy also ran an animal shelter on her farm.
Katy attended Word of Life Chapel, Bainbridge.
A 1932 graduate of the former Mount Joy High School, Katy attended a business college for a year.
Katy enjoyed painting pictures of animals and the outdoors and enjoyed horseback riding when she was younger.
Born in Salunga, Katy was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Duceman Eshleman.
Surviving is a nephew, Jack E. married to Deborah Dattisman of Landisville.
Katy was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred M. Dattisman.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KATHRYN M. SCHROLL
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA
DATE & TIME: Friday, April 6, 2001 at 2:00 P.M.
VIEWING: Friday, April 6, 2001 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the Heilig Funeral Home.
OFFICIATING: The Reverend Donald C. Wagner
INTERMENT: Salunga Mennonite Cemetery, East Hempfield Township.
CONTRIBUTIONS: Please Omit Flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made in Katy's memory to the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County, 241 South Hershey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

BARBOUR, BETTY F., 74, was volunteer
Betty F. Barbour, 74, of 424 Birchland Avenue, Mount Joy, died of natual causes Saturday morning, May 5, 2001 at Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
A homemaker, Betty was a volunteer at the Mount Joy Library, served on the Mount Joy Board of Elections and was a former Cub Scout leader.
Mrs. Barbour was a member of Glossbrenner United Methodist Church, Mount Joy.
Betty enjoyed visiting her cottage in Knoebel's Grove, Northumberland County.
Born in Mount Joy, Betty was the daughter of the late Miles Martin and Tressie V. Anderson Robinson.
Her husband, Elwood R. Barbour, died in 1985.
Surviving are a son, Steven R. married to Sherry D. Ember Barbour of Mount Joy; a daughter, Susan C. married to Kenneth J. Hockenbroch of Paxinos; three grandchildren; and a brother, Miles married to Betty Robinson of Mount Joy.
Betty was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Schroll, and two brothers, Dean Robinson and Earl Wolfe.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BETTY BARBOUR
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Mount Joy, PA
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 3:00 P.M.
VIEWING: There will be NO PUBLIC VIEWING
INTERMENT: Camp Hill Cemetery, Mount Joy, PA
OFFICIATING: The Reverend Kenneth H. O'Neal

GIBBLE, STANLEY G., 77, GAS DELIVERY MAN
Stanley G. Gibble, 77, of 1904 Hossler Road, Manheim, died unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday, May 15. 2001 at Lancaster General Hospital. 
Stanley retired in 1987 after 29 years as a gas delivery man for the former Myers Metered Gas company in Manheim.
Early in his career, Stanley worked for the former Musser Brothers Chicken Farm in Mount Joy.
In his retirement, Stanley worked part-time for the Manheim Auto Auction.
Stanley was a member of East Fairview Church of the Brethren in Manheim.
Born in Rapho Township, Stanley was the son of the late Harry and Daisy Gibble Gibble.
Stanley was married 57 years in December to Jean Snyder Gibble.
Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Barry L., married to Sandra A. Closson Gibble, Carl E., married to Deborah K. Haldeman Gibble, and James D., married to Jody A. Ream Gibble, all of Manheim and Wayne E. of Lancaster; three daughters, Christine F., married to Ronald H. Rohrer, and Janet M., married to Harold C. Groff, both of Manheim; and M. Diane, married to David F. Good of Conestoga; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are four brothers, Ray G., married to Ruth Gish Gibble of Chambersburg, Martin G., married to Mary Heisey Gibble, and Victor G., married to Etta Kreiner Gibble, both of Manheim, and Harry G. of York; and a sister, Grace, married to John Gockley of Palmyra.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR STANLEY G. GIBBLE
PLACE: East Fairview Church of the Brethren, 1187 Fairview Road, Manheim, PA
DATE & TIME: Friday, May 18, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING: Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Thursday evening, May 17, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and also on Friday, May 18, 2001 from 9:00 until time of service at the Church.
OFFICIATING: Pastor Jimm A. Roland and Pastor Wilbur G. Lehman
INTERMENT: East Fairview Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township.
CONTRIBUTIONS: May be made in Stanley's Memory to: East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Memorial Fund, 1187 Fairview Road, Manheim, PA 17545 or to the American Diabetes Association, 630 Janet Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.

LAUDENSLAGER, DONALD, SICO Worker
Donald M. "Don" Laudenslager, 68, of 220 Colebrook Road, Elizabethtown, died Monday evening, April 30, 2001 at Essa Flory Hospice Center after a brief illness.
Laudenslager retired from SICO Oil Corporation in Mount Joy.
A 1950 graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School, Don was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Don was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Mount Joy, and Park City Twalkers.
Born in Synder County, Don was the son of the late Robert and Lydia Stahl Laudenslager.
Don was married 38 years on September 2 to Arlene Musser Laudenslager.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Carl M. of Elizabethtown; and two brothers, Bruce, married to Mary Laudenslager of Selinsgrove, and Robert of Elizabethtown.
Don was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Laudenslager, and a sister, Phyllis Aller.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DONALD LAUDENSLAGER
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 5, 2001 at 2:00 P.M.
There will be NO PUBLIC VIEWING. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at the Funeral Home. 
OFFICIATING: The Reverend Donald E. Zechman
INTERMENT: Mount Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA
PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS
CONTRIBUTIONS: May be made in Don's memory to: Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

SAGER. ANNA MARY, 75, of Elizabethtown
Anna Mary Sager, 75, of 235 Colebrook Road, Elizabethtown, died Wednesday morning, May 27, 2001 at Hershey Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Sager worked 10 years in the printing department of Engle Printing Company of Mount Joy. She retired in 1998.
A 35 year member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bainbridge, Anna also belonged to the Mary Martha group.
Her hobbies included gardening, reading and collecting dolls.
Born in Florin, Anna was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Herr Rider.
Anna was married 58 years on February 9 to Gustav A. Sager.
Surviving besides her husband are a son, Gustav A. Jr., married to Patricia Sager of Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, Sandra L., married to Henry K. Ober of Mount Joy, Roxanne S., married to Donald L. Geib of Lititz; Renee D., married to Ray E. Henry of Mount Joy, and Rochelle Sager of Rheems; six grandchildren; and three sisters, Geraldine, married to Lewis Wetzel of Mount Joy, Betty J., married to Ralph Myers of Elizabethtown, and Lois F., married to John Becker of Maytown.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANNA MARY SAGER
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 West Main Street, Mount Joy, PA
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at 2:00 P.M.
VIEWING: There will be a receiving of friends on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 until time of service at the Heilig Funeral Home.
OFFICIATING: The Reverend Preston VanDeursen
INTERMENT: Henry Eberle Cemetery, Mount Joy, PA
NO CONTRIBUTIONS

SAUDER, MILDRED, nurse, instructor
Mildred S. "Mickey" Sauder, 80, of 547 Burrowes Avenue, died at home Monday morning, April 15, 2001 after a four-week illness.
Mildred worked 20 years as a nurse and nursing instructor.
A 1941 graduate of the former St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Mildred also received a bachelor's degree in education in 1964 from the former Millersville State College.
Mrs. Sauder worked for the Visiting Nurses Association and was a nursing instructor at St. Joseph School Nursing from 1962 to 1982. The school later established the Mildred S. Sauder Student Service award to honor a senior who demonstrated excellence in service.
Mildred was once nominated for the Jefferson Award, which is given to a member of the community for outstanding service.
A member of Grace Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Mrs. Sauder performed in the bell choir, was a member of the Bible study circle and chaired the social ministry committee. She also was the founding member of the Grace Lutheran Parish Nurse Committee and coordinated the altar flowers for the church.
Mrs. Sauder was a volunteer at the former St. Joseph Hospital and the former president of the St. Joseph's Nursing Alumni Association and the North Lancaster Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mildred competed in a bowling league at Leisure Lanes and had season tickets for Penn State University football games.
Born in Lebanon, Mildred was the daughter of the late William G. and Mary Tice Sando.
Her husband, Ira B. "Boe" Sauder, died in 1981.
Surviving are a son, William L., married to Dorothy Destafano Sauder of Centreville, Virginia; a daughter, Linda J., married to Edward F. Fuller of Lancaster; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MILDRED SAUDER
PLACE: Grace Lutheran Church, North Queen and James Street, Lancaster, PA
DATE & TIME: Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING: Friends may call at the Church on Wednesday evening, April 18, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. in the parlor and on Thursday, April 19, 2001 in the narthex of the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.
OFFICIATING: The Reverend Stephen P Verkouw and the Reverend Ernest W. Huston.
INTERMENT: Millersville Mennonite Cemetery
CONTRIBUTIONS: May be made in Mildred's Memory to: Grace Lutheran Church, 517 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

WILKINSON, ROBERT, ITT Grinnell retiree
Robert L. Wilkinson, 71, of 840 West Main Street, Mount Joy, died Monday evening, May 28, 2001 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Robert was a grinder for the former ITT Grinnell Company of Columbia for 30 years.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Robert served as a medic and was wounded in action.
Robert drove disabled veterans for Lebanon Veterans Administration Hospital for 10 years.
Robert enjoyed fixing bicycles for needy children and camping in the mountains.
Born in Mount Joy, Robert was the son of the late Thomas D. and Rosetta Bolden Wilkinson.
Robert was a 1948 graduate of the former East Donegal Township High School.
Robert was married 37 years to Anna Mary Ebersole Wilkinson.
Besides his wife, Robert is survived by a son, Robert T., married to Amy Wilkinson of Bensalem; a daughter, Debbie L. Wilkinson, at home; a stepdaughter, Daisy E., married to Robert Freed of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Also surviving are a brother, Merle, married to Judy Wilkinson of Mount Joy; and four sisters, Ruth Stevens of Michigan, Hazel Wilkinson of Ephrata, Shirley Roberts of Columbia and Betty, married to John Myers of Mount Joy.
Robert was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Dale and George, and a sister, Elsie Lucas.
ALL SERVICES ARE PRIVATE AND AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FAMILY.

BOYD, HOWARD Sr., 89, carpenter, farmer
Howard D. Boyd Sr., 89, formerly of 1168 Drager Road, Columbia, died o natural causes Saturday, July 21, 2001 at Moravian Manor.
Howard was a carpenter and construction worker. He also worked his farm at 2650 Buckwalter Road, Manheim, with his late wife for more than 55 years. Prior to owning the farm, the couple lived in Mount Joy.
He was a 15-year member of Faith Outreach Center Assembly of God, Marietta.
Howard also was a member of the Milton Grove Sportsman Club, Elizabethtown Beagle Club and Harrisburg Carpenters Union Local 287.
He enjoyed the mountains, hunting, gardening and watching television ministry programs.
Born in Jarrettsville, Maryland, Howard was the son of the late Thomas M. and Nettie Street Boyd.
His wife, Sallie E. Stubbs Boyd, died in 1997.
Surviving are a son, Howard D. Jr., married to Barbara Todd Boyd of Columbia; two daughters, Beverly N. Celia and Londa J. married Michael Reach, both of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
Howard was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallace and Thomas Boyd; and three sisters, Gladys Cameron, Evelyn McNeal and Betty Rice.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HOWARD D. BOYD
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 West Main Street, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. 
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING: Friends may call at the Heilig Funeral Home, Tuesday evening, July 24, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
OFFICIATING: The Reverend Joseph M. Chiles and The Reverend Glenn Wonders.
INTERMENT: Henry Eberle Cemetery, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
 
FITZGERALD, RUTH E., 83, Garvin's Worker
Ruth E. Fitzgerald, 83, formerly of 179 Main Street, Landisville, died of natural causes Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at the Mennonite Home.
Ruth was a sales clerk at Garvin's Department Store from 1941 to 1976. She also assisted her husband, the owner and operator of Frank's Sunoco in Landisville.
Ruth was a 50-year member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Landisville, where she taught Sunday school and visited shut-ins.
A football and Phillies baseball fan, Ruth enjoyed crossword puzzles and gardening.
Born in Bausman, Ruth was the daughter of the late John G. and Florence Myers Rylee.
Her husband, Frank Fitzgerald, died in 1992.
Surviving are a son, Frank Jr., married to Jacqueline Miller Fitzgerald of Landisville; a daughter, Diane R., married to Steven Bratebo of Palm Springs, California; four brothers, Morris "Pat" Rylee of Florida, Michael, married to Madeline Rylee and Robert, married to Patricia Rylee, both of Lancaster, and Roy "Bud" Rylee of New Jersey; a sister, Gladys, married to Charles Cook of Lancaster; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Rylee and William Rylee. 
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUTH E. FITZGERALD
PLACE: Heilig Funeral Home, 21 West Main Street, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING: Friends may call at the Heilig Funeral Home on Saturday, July 21, 2001 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING: Pastor Stephen S. Ritchey
INTERMENT: Landisville Mennonite Cemetery, Landisville, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS: May be made in Ruths' memory to: Mennonite Home, Endowment Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601.

FRY, JOSEPH D.
Joseph D. Fry, age 95, formerly of 3299 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster PA died following a brief illness on Friday, July 13, 2001 at Heatherbank Nursing Home, Columbia where he was a resident for the past three years.
He was the widower of Almeda Stauffer Fry who died in 1989. Born in Manor Township he was the son of the late George G. and Ice Spitler Fry. 
Mr. Fry was a self employed lifelong carpenter in Lancaster County. 
Joseph attended Calvary Bible Church, Mount Joy. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
He is survived by three sons, Donald E. married to Carol A. Drum Fry of Lancaster, Richard A. married to Lorene Fry of Albuquerque, NM., and Robert D. married to Kitty Miller Fry of Lancaster; a daughter, Jane L. married to Kenneth R. Estep of Elizabethtown; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mr. Fry was preceded in death by a son, Paul G. Fry; a brother, Lewis Fry and a sister, Clara Zeamer.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOSEPH D. FRY
PLACE OF SERVICE: Heilig Funeral Home 21 West Main Street Mount Joy, PA
DATE & TIME OF SERVICE: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 11:00AM
VIEWING: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 from 10:00AM until time of service at the funeral home
CLERGYMAN: The Rev. Robert B. Mignard
INTERMENT: Silver Spring Cemetery
Flowers will be accepted.
 
LUDWIG, CLARIBELLE, of Elizabethtown
Claribelle M. Ludwig, 94, formerly of 6 North Chestnut Street, Mount Joy, died Friday, July 20, 2001 after a brief illness at Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown, where she lived for the past five years.
Claribelle worked as a sewing machine operator for Herr Manufacturing Company, Lancaster, retiring in 1970. Earlier she worked for the former Gerberich-Payne Shoe Company, Mount Joy.
Claribelle was Protestant.
A social member of Women of the Moose Lodge 701, Elizabethtown, Claribelle also belonged to Senior Citizens of Mount Joy and Mount Joy Leisure Club.
She enjoyed crafts and traveling.
Born in Willow Street, Claribelle was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Mary A. Wiker Urban.
Her husband, Samuel K. Ludwig, died in 1971.
Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn B., married to Barry P. Reynolds of New Holland, and B. Jeanne, married to John J. Kovacs of Wallingford, Connecticut; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great granddaughter.
Claribelle was preceded in death by a sister, Marie B. McCoy.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR CLARIBELLE LUDWIG
WILL BE PRIVATE AND AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FAMILY
PRIVATE INTERMENT: Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS
CONTRIBUTIONS: Maybe made in Claribelle's Memory to: Committee on Masonic Homes, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2199 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-4125.


 

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