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BUCK, FREDERICK W., Engineer, Composer
Frederick W. Buck, 84, of 503 West Willow Drive, Manheim, Pennsylvania, formerly of 336 Eagles View Road, Haysville, North Carolina, died of natural causes Monday morning, November 5, 2001 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim.
Frederick was a mechanical engineer for IBM for 25 years.  He retired in 1982.
An Army Air Force veteran, Frederick served as a private with the 820th Bombardment Squadron and the 485th Bombardment Group during World War II.
Frederick earned a mechanical engineering degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.
Frederick also attended Julliard School of Music, which he left to compose music.  He composed the “New World March”, which was played by the Valley Stream Central High School band, of which he was an alumnus.  The band played Buck’s music at the 1939 World’s Fair Parade in New York.
Frederick was a member of First United Methodist Church, Haysville, where he composed music for the church choir and was active as the church pianist.
Born in Long Island, New York, he was the son of the late Edward O. and Valeska Yurashek Buck.
Frederick was married to Drusilla W. Wadsworth Buck.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Frederick A., married to Debbie Anderson Buck of McDonough, New York; John William, married to Pamela Buck of Nyack, New York; and David F., married to Lynne Lightowler Buck of Bainbridge, New York; two daughters, Christine M. Sauter of Chatham, New York; and Carolyn R. Buck of San Francisco; and eight grandchildren.
ALL SERVICES PRIVATE AND AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FAMILY.

FAHNESTOCK, MONROE, G, 78, DAIRY FARMER
Monroe G. Fahnestock, 78, of 1206 North Strickler Road, Manheim, died Monday morning, November 19, 2001 at Lancaster General Hospital of natural causes following a lengthy illness.
Born in Berks County, Monroe was the son of the late Monroe Gockley and Susanna Ginder Fahnestock.
Monroe was married 57 years on August 19 to Verda Mae Myer Fahnestock.
A lifelong dairy farmer up until 1980, Monroe was a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren in Manheim.
Monroe enjoyed gardening and reading.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Paul married to Fern Krall Fahnestock, Dale married to Doris Witmer Fahnestock, both of Manheim, and J. Marlin married to Carol Zeager Fahnestock of Wales, Maine; two daughters, Nancy Fahnestock of Manheim and Norma married to Stanley Zeager of Bainbridge; 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one step-great granddaughter; two brothers, Rufus married to Marie Fahnestock of Manheim and Norman married to Ruth Fahnestock of Lancaster; five sisters, Theda married to Raymond Sensenig of Lititz, Mary Loump of Mount Joy, Nettie Krall of Myerstown, Edith Fahnestock and Mabel married to Alvin Diffenderfer both of Manheim.
Monroe was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Allen Fahnestock and a sister, Esther Fahnestock.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MONROE G. FAHNESTOCK
PLACE:  White Oak Church of the Brethren, 1211 North Penryn Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, November 23, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and also on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at White Oak Church of the Brethren from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
MINISTERS:  Carl R. Groff and Mervin C. Groff
INTERMENT:  Graybills Brethren Cemetery, Elm, Pennsylvania.
No Memorial Contributions
 
GIBBLE, MABEL W., 89, Homemaker
Mable W. Gibble, 89, of 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, formerly of 205 North Main Street, Manheim, died unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim where she lived since May 1995.
A homemaker, Mabel was a member of the White Oak Church of the Brethren in Manheim and the Lancaster General Hospital Auxilary.
An avid reader, Mabel enjoyed flower gardening.
Born in Rothsville, Mabel was the daughter of the late Andrew and Annie Witters Bollinger.
Her husband, Rufus G. Gibble, died September 28, 1995.
Surviving are three sons, Eugene, married to Janet Shirk  Gibble and J. Rodney, married to Sandra Shank Gibble both of Manheim and Robert G., married to Christie Lupton Gibble of Ocean View, New Jersey; a daughter, Shirley G. Canias of Lancaster, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mabel was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Bollinger and John Bollinger, and a sister, Elsie Greenly.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MABEL W. GIBBLE
PLACE:  Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:   Friends may call at the Hoffer Auditorium on Saturday morning, December 1, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  J. Marvin Shenk
INTERMENT:   Graybill’s Brethren Cemetery, Elm, Pennsylvania.

Leonell M. “ Gil” Gilchrist, Sailing Enthusiast
Leonell M. “Gil” Gilchrist, 76, of 1343 Graystone Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania, died Monday morning, November 5, 2001 at Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster following a brief illness.  
Born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Melvin E. and Dorothy Rupe Gilchrist.  
Mr. Gilchrist worked many years as a mechanical engineer for Honeywell Corporation in Detroit, Michigan.  Gil was the husband of the late Kathleen Crotzer Gilchrist who died in September of 1989.
Mr. Gilchrist was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II.
He received a bachelors of science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.  He had an active interest in the investment financial stock markets.   
A sailing enthusiast, along with his wife spent the past thirty years sailing throughout the world traveling through the Caribbean islands, ports of Spain, and most recently Trinidad, Venezuela.
Surviving are a sister, Jane G. Goshorn of Manheim, two nephews, Richard M. married to Cindy Goshorn,  of Brownstown,  Steven D. married to Teri Groff Goshorn, Manheim, two grand nephews and two grand nieces also survive.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LEONELL GILCHRIST
PLACE:  Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Friday, November 9, 2001 at 9:30 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friday, November 9, 2001 at 9:00 A.M. until time of service at the Buch Funeral Home.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend John F. Dieterly
INTERMENT:  St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Please Omit Flowers – Contributions may be made in Gil’s memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-4125

GOCHNAUER, ALVENA MAE, 60, of Manheim
Alvena Mae Gochnauer, 60, of 122 North Charlotte Street (Rear) in Manheim, Pennsylvania, died on Monday, December 10, 2001 at Essa Flory Hospice Center after a two-year illness.
Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Alvena is the daughter of Alvin S. and Ellen Connelly Gibble of the Mennonite Home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Alvena worked in food service for two years at the Landis Homes Retirement Community until her illness.  Previously, she worked in the billing department for Community Hospital of Lancaster.
A member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Manheim, Alvena was a Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and a vacation Bible school teacher.  She enjoyed flower gardening.
Surviving in addition to her mother and father is two daughters, Hope Lynn, married to Randell S. Neff of Manheim and Lisa A., married to Dean R. Gantz Jr.; of Mountville; two grandchildren and a sister, Debra L., married to Thomas Reese of Manheim.
Alvena was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin “Junior” Gibble and a sister, Darlene Gibble.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALVENA MAE GOCHNAUER
PLACE:   Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 48 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Friday, December 14, 2001 at 10:30 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, December 13, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and also on Thursday morning, December 13, 2001 at the Church from 9:30 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend Jeffrey C. Schell and The Reverend William A. Stephens
INTERMENT:  Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Alvena’s Memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-4125.

GOCHNAUER, ANNA, 90, of East Petersburg
Anna R. Gochnauer, 90, formerly of 1996 Edgemont Drive, East Petersburg, died of natural causes Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim where she lived for the past five years.
Anna was employed by the former Ann Witmer Home and the former Consumer Packing, both of Lancaster.
Anna was a member of East Petersburg Mennonite Church and its women’s sewing circle.
Anna enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and playing the pump organ.
For many years, Anna was the caregiver for her mother.
Born in East Hempfield Township, Anna was the daughter of the late John H. and Sadie Baymond Gochnauer.
Surviving are a niece, Linda A. Bailey of Lancaster; and a nephew, John Barry, married to Ruth Ann Gochnauer of Columbia.
Anna was preceded in death by a brother, John B. Gochnauer.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANNA GOCHNAUER
PLACE:  Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home on Saturday morning, December 8, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  Pastor Karl E. Steffy
INTERMENT:  East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery
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HEVENER, JOSEPHINE, 77, lived in Lititz 
Josephine E. Hevener, 77, of 31 Green Acre Road,, Lititz, died of natural causes Wednesday morning, December 5, 2001 at Lancashire Hall.
Josephine was employed for 11 years by the former Wagaman’s Printing Company in Lititz.
Josephine was a member of St. Richard’s Catholic Church, Manheim, and a 30-year member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post #5956 in Manheim.
In her early years, Josephine was a junior Girl Scout leader in the Lititz area.
An avid traveler, Josephine traveled throughout Europe.
Born in Pittsburgh, Josephine was the daughter of the late William and Josephine Hughes O’Connell.
Josephine was married 50 years in June to William D. Hevener.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Georgia M. Hevener of Manheim and Audrey, married to Benedikt Gleissl of Allentown; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, James O’Connell of Selinsgrove; and a sister, Juanita Hershey of Manheim.
Josephine was preceded in death by three brothers, John “Jack” O’Connell,  William O’Connell and Patrick F. O’Connell.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOSEPHINE HEVENER
PLACE:  Mass of Christian Burial from St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 110 North Oak Street, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Friday, December 7, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 6, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. with a Christian Prayer Service at 8:15 P.M.
Friends may also call at St. Richard’s Church on Friday morning, December 7, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend Raymond J. Christ, O.S.F.S.
FINAL COMMENDATION AND FAREWELL:  Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Josephine’s Memory to:  The American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite #202, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17110.
 
KEENER, HENRY, 88, Feed Business
Henry F. Keener, 88, of Landis Homes Retirement Community, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, formerly of Ephrata, died Saturday morning, October 27, 2001 at the retirement community of natural causes following a brief illness.  Mr. Keener lived at Landis Homes for two years.
Born in Rapho Township, Pennsylvania, Henry was the son of the late Samuel D. and Minnie S. Flinchbaugh Keener.
His wife, Elsie G. Miller Keener died on July 11, 1999.
Henry was a salesman and serviceman for a full line of commercial feeds.  He worked for John W. Eshelman and Sons in Lancaster for 14 years.  Prior to that, he worked for Wenger Feeds in Rheems, PA and Beacon Milling in Kayuga, New York.  Mr. Keener was in the feed business for 37 years.
Henry was also a house parent at the Milton Hershey School in the early 1930’s.
Henry was a member of the Brunnerville United Methodist Church, Lititz for 30 years. 
An avid hunter and golfer.  Henry enjoyed traveling to the West Coast and the New England States.  He enjoyed woodworking, flower and vegetable gardening and was the Grand Champion twice at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show for his black walnuts.
Surviving are three daughters, Nancy M., married to Robert G. McCafferty, Dorset, Vermont; Janet M. Keener of Costa Mesa, California; and Joyce, married to Thomas H. Cherones Jr., of Florence, Oregon; six grandsons and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Elizabeth “Betty” married to Abner G. Miller, Landis Homes and Esther S., married to Lester Keener of Elizabethtown.
In addition to his wife, Henry was preceded in death by a son, George Arthur Keener who died in 1988.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HENRY F. KEENER
PLACE:  Brunnerville United Methodist Church, 517 Pine Hill Road, Lititz, Pennsylvania
DATE & TIME: Friday, November 2, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call Thursday evening, November 1, 2001 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the West Bethany Chapel of the Landis Homes Retirement Community, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz and also one hour prior to the time of service on Friday, November 2, 2001 at the church.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend Harry L. Kaufhold and The Reverend Fred R. Landis
INTERMENT:  Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township, Pennsylvania
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Please Omit Flowers – Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Henry’s Memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17604-4125

KEPPLEY, ALYSSA NICOLE, 27 month old
Alyssa Nicole Keppley, 27 months old, of 439 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, died Saturday morning, December 8, 2001 at home of natural causes.  Alyssa was born severely premature resulting in a history of physical complications.
Born in Harrisburg, Alyss was the daughter of Eric L. and Anita J. Young Keppley.
She received therapy at home from the Schreiber Pediatrics Rehab Center and the Susquehanna Association for the Blind.  Alyssa attended Schreiber Pediatrics water works program where she was in the tadpole class.
In 2001, Alyssa was featured in the Susquehanna Association for the Blind Annual Calendar.  Alyssa was “Miss February”.
Alyssa enjoyed swimming, taking walks, playing on the swings with her sister and having her father play “belly monster.”
Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Rebecca Hope Keppley, at home; maternal grandparents, John and Terry Fair Young, Manheim; maternal grandmothers, Janet Fair, Lancaster, and Martha Young, Manheim; paternal grandparents Brian and Alice Schaeffer Keppley, Richland; and paternal great-grandmother Freida Keppley, Lancaster.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALYSSA NICOLE KEPPLEY
PLACE:  East Fairview Church of the Brethren, 1187 Fairview Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 7:30 P.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the church on Thurday evening, December 13, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. until time of service.
INTERMENT:  Will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Please Omit Flowers
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Alyssa’s memory to:  Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603 or to the Susquehanna Association for the Blind, 244 North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601.

KILLHEFFER, DR. HAROLD C., AGE 96,  OPTOMETRIST
Dr. Harold C. Killheffer, age 96, of Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim,  formerly of 163 South Charlotte Street, Manheim died Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Lancaster General Hospital following a brief illness.
Harold was the husband of the late Frances Harriet  Wright Killheffer who died in 1973.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John D. and Alice Hackman Killheffer.
An optometrist, Dr Killheffer practiced from his residence in Manheim and in Elizabethtown from 1936 until his retirement in 1986.  Before moving to Manheim he practiced optometry in Paterson, NJ and York, PA.
He attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ and Caldwell  High School, Caldwell, NJ. and graduated from Rutherford High School, Rutherford, NJ.  Harold graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Manheim where he played the organ and was a lay reader for many years.  He was a vestryman and a Delegate to the Diocesan Convention.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the Manheim Lions Club.  He cooked for Meals on Wheels in Manheim until he was 90 years of age.
Dr. Killheffer is survived by two daughters, Mary K. Helt of Neffsville and Joan K. married to Harold M. Shenk of Manheim; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DR. HAROLD C. KILLHEFFER
LOCATION: Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community  544 North Penryn Road  Manheim, PA
DATE & TIME:  Friday,  November 23, 2001 at 10:00AM
VISITATION:  The family will receive friends following the memorial service.
CLERGY:  Rev. Lauri A. Kerr and Rev. Stanley F. Imboden
CONTRIBUTIONS: Please omit flowers.  Contributions may be made in Harold’s memory to Pleasant View  Retirement Community Benevolent Fund  544 North Penryn Road  Manheim, PA 17545
  
LONGENECKER, ABRAM K., lifelong farmer
Abram K. Longenecker, 89, of Mount Hope Church Home, 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Manheim, formerly of 695 West Lexington Road, Lititz, Pennsylvania died Friday evening, December 7, 2001 at Mount Hope Church Home of natural causes following a brief illness.  Abram had been a resident of the home since August 2000.
Born in Penn Township, Abram was the son of the late Abram H. and Mabel Keller Longenecker. 
He was married to Harriet Strickler Longenecker, who died January 1977.
A life long farmer, Abram worked on his family farm, which was located at 695 West Lexington Road, Lititz until retiring in 1987.  He then worked as a laborer for Green Acres Nursery.
Abram was a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren in Manheim.
Abram enjoyed gardening.
Born in Penn Township, Abram was the son of the late Abram H. and Mabel Keller Longenecker.
Surviving are two sons, A. Kenneth, married to Pamela Gardner Longenecker, Trappe, Maryland, and Glenn S., married to Linda R. Yundt Longenecker of Manheim; three daughters, Shirley A., married to LeRoy M. Oberholtzer; and Betty J., married to Robert M. Oberlin, both of Manheim; and Phyllis L., married to Thomas W. Althouse of Myerstown; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one step-grandson; a brother, Elmer K., married to Mildred Longenecker of Lititz; and three sisters, Martha K. Longenecker and Mary K. Longenecker, both of Lititz, and Nancy, married to Harold W. Diffenderfer of Manheim.
Abram was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Longenecker.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ABRAM K. LONGENECKER
PLACE:  White Oak Church of the Brethren, 1211 North Penryn Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Monday evening, December 10, 2001 from 6:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. and also on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  Samuel M. Cassel and James F. Myer
INTERMENT:  Longenecker’s Brethren Cemetery, Warwick Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Abram’s Memory to:  Mount Hope Church, 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545.

MARKS, VIRGINIA, 85, phone operator
Virginia S. Marks, 85, of Brethren Village, formerly of 209 Valleybrook Drive, died Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness.
A homemaker, Virginia was a telephone operator early in her life, working for the former Raymark Industries in Manheim and the Denver and Ephrata Telephone Company.
Virginia graduated from the former Manheim High School and attended Lancaster Business College.
Virginia spent 10 years as a volunteer for Lancaster area Meal on Wheels.
Virginia was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Manheim.
She enjoyed needlework and was an avid bridge player.
Born in Manheim, Virginia was the daughter of the late George F. and Lillie Harmes Seabold.
Virginia was married to Foster N. Marks, who died in 1990.
Surviving are a son, G. Thomas, married to Deborah L. Clark Marks of Lititz; a granddaughter; and four great-grandsons.
Virginia was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Shelly.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR VIRGINIA S. MARKS
PLACE:  Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday morning, December 12, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend Lauri A. Kerr, as Celebrant
INTERMENT:  Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Virginia’s memory to:  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 90 South Charlotte Street, Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545.

MIKOTA, ELLEN D., 48, was biology teacher
Ellen D. Mikota, 48, of 227 East Gramby Street, Manheim, died Saturday evening, November 24, 2001 at Lancaster General Hospital after a long illness.
Ellen taught biology in Irwin and volunteered in the junior high school science department at Manheim Central School District.
Ellen was a member of Calvary Assembly of God church in Lititz.  Earlier, Ellen taught Sunday school at First Assembly of God Church in Lancaster.
A 1970 graduate of Manheim Central High School, Ellen received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science from Shippensburg University.
Ellen was interested in all kinds of gardening and was in charge of Shippensburg University’s greenhouse program for two years while she completed her studies.  Ellen enjoyed playing the organ and clarinet.
Born in Queens, New York, Ellen was the daughter of Charlotte Arndts Mikota, with whom she lived, and the late Stephen Mikota.
Surviving besides her mother are a sister, Judith A., married to Dennis Ault of Winterspring, Florida, a niece and a nephew.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ELLEN D. MIKOTA
PLACE:  Calvary Assembly of God, 490 West Lincoln Avenue, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.  Friends may also at the Church on Wednesday morning, Wednesday, November 28, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service.
OFFICIATING:  Pastor Charles L. Guerin and Pastor Jeff Dorn
INTERMENT:  Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Ellen’s memory to:  Calvary Assembly of God, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 363, Lititz, Pennsylvania  17543.
  
PROBST, LEAH K.
Leah K. Probst, 87, Strasburg Homemaker
Leah K. Probst, age 87, of 214 West Main Street, Strasburg, PA died Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Lancaster General Hospital following a brief illness.
Leah was the widow of Scott Probst who died September 3, 1994. She was born in Paradise township the daughter of the late David F. and Emma Katherine Groff McGuigan.
She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Paradise and a life member of  Strasburg Fire Company Auxiliary.  A homemaker, she enjoyed quilting, gardening, and her grandchildren.
Leah is survived by three daughters, Margaret L. married to Willis C. Lefever, Jr. of Strasburg, Norma J. Shenberger of Strasburg, and Darlene K. married to Ellsworth Hard of Lancaster; two sisters, Reba R. Singer of New Holland and Eva M. Miller of Strasburg; six grandchildren and forteen great grandchildren.
Leah was preceded in death by two brothers, John G. McGuigan and David G. McGuigan; and a grandson, David K. Lefever.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LEAH K. PROBST
LOCATION: St. John’s United Methodist Church   3001 Lincoln Highway East   Paradise, PA
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 11:00AM
VIEWING & VISITATION: Upon Leah’s request there will be no public viewing.  The family will receive friends from 10:00am until the time of service at the church on Wednesday
CLERGYMAN: Pastor Joseph Puckhaber
INTERMENT: Georgetown United Methodist Cemetery, Bart, PA
   
RAMBLER, RUTH N., 62, of Lancaster
Ruth N. Rambler, 62, formerly of Lancaster Junction, died unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday evening, November 13, 2001 at Conestoga View, where she lived since 1984.
Miss Rambler attended The Choices Program of the United Disabilities Services of Lancaster and was a member of Mental Health Mental Retardation Association of Lancaster.
Ruth was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim.
Ruth was involved with many activities at Conestoga View.  She enjoyed pets and music and collected stuff animals.
Born in Penn Township, Ruth was the daughter of the late Calvin W. and E. Marie Strickler Rambler.
Surviving are two brothers, Daniel, married to Jean Rambler of Manheim, and Robert E., address unknown; and a sister, Helen, married to Emmert Will of Millsboro, Delaware.
Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, John H. Rambler.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUTH RAMBLER
PLACE:  Conestoga View Chapel, 900 East King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Conestoga View Chapel on Friday evening, November 16, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and also on Saturday morning, November 17, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
INTERMENT:  Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send contributions in Ruth’s memory to:  Conestoga View Resident Fund, 900 East King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17602 or the United Disabilities Services Choices Program, 1901 Olde Homestead Lane, P.O. Box #10485, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17605-0485.

RANKIN, J. MARTIN, Purchasing Manager
J. Martin “Marty” Rankin, 49, of 67 North Clay Street, Manheim, died Wednesday evening, October 31, 2001 at home after a long illness.
Marty was the purchasing manager of Lift-All Company Inc., in Landisville from March 1991 until his illness.
A 1970 graduate of McCaskey High School, Marty earned an accounting degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1984.
Marty attended East Fairview Church of the Brethren in Manheim.
A U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Marty served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger.
Marty was an avid Manheim Barons fan, enjoyed golf and baseball, played on various county softball teams and was a participant in the Schreiber Pediatric softball tournaments.
Born in Lancaster, Marty was the son of John H. and Dorothy Stetter Rankin of Lancaster.
Marty was married four years to Tina M. Balmer Shertzer Rankin.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three sons, Keith G. and Christopher M., both of Lancaster, and Bradley M. of Columbia; a daughter, Angela M. Shertzer of Manheim; and a sister, Jill L., married to Dennis L. Lucas of Columbia.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. MARTIN “MARTY” RANKIN
PLACE:  East Fairview Church of the Brethren, 1187 Fairview Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Monday, November 5, 2001 at 1:00 P.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday evening, November 4, 2001 at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.  Friends may also visit with the family at the Church on Monday afternoon, November 5, 2001 from 12:00 Noon until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  Pastor Dana E. Statler and Pastor Jimm A. Roland.
INTERMENT:  East Fairview Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township, Pennsylvania with Veterans Honors by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Please Omit Flowers – Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Marty’s Memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-4125 or The Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation Center of Lancaster County, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603.

SPANGLER, DOROTHY M., age 81 
Dorothy M. Spangler, age 81, of 841 Conestoga Avenue, Manheim, PA died following a lengthy illness Friday morning, November 2, 2001 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, PA  where she resided since August.
She was the widow of Herbert R. Spangler who died in 1973.  Born in Manheim, PA she was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Dora Henny Smith.
Dorothy retired in 1998 from Weis Markets in Manheim where she was employed as a deli clerk for over 15 years.  She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Manheim.  She was a lifetime member of the Elstonville Sportsmen’s Association and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post #5956, Manheim. 
She enjoyed crocheting, making many afghans.
Surviving are a daughter, Doris J. married to Earl A. Shenenberger of Lititz; a son, Rodney L. married to Mary Anna Wilkes Spangler of Columbia, SC; four grandchildren; and a companion Elwood “Jim” Sites of Manheim. 
Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Gibble.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DOROTHY M. SPANGLER
LOCATION: Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 48 Market Square Manheim, PA 
DATE & TIME: Monday, November 5, 2001 at 11:00AM 
VIEWINGS: Sunday, November 4, 2001 at Hoffer Auditorium   544 North Penryn Road from 6:00PM until 8:00PM   and on Monday November 5, 2001 from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. 
CLERGYMAN: The Rev. Jeffrey C. Schell 
INTERMENT: Hernley Mennonite Cemetery 
CONTRIBUTIONS: Please omit Flowers, Contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive  P.O. Box 4125  Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 

STOOTS, CARL D., AGE 62
CARL D. STOOTS,  STRASBURG, PA
Carl D. Stoots, age 62, of 24 East Main Street, Strasburg, PA died at Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2001 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster PA after a brief illness.
He celebrated 43 years of marriage this past November with his wife Linda L. Hummel Stoots.  Carl was born in Connersville, Indiana the son of the late Ralph F. and Velma White Stoots Wells.
For the past five years he was employed as an estimator for Scenic Ridge Construction, Gordonville, PA.  Prior to that he owned D&E Construction Company.
Carl was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg where he served as a trustee and deacon.  An avid golfer, he was a member of Meadia Heights Golf Club, Lancaster.  Carl was a former member of the Strasburg Boro Planning Commission.
He was a member and Past Master of the Free & Accepted Masons  Lodge #175 and Past Patron of Order of Eastern Star # 543, both of Greensboro, Indiana. 
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Cynthia L. married to John P. Shank of Lititz, PA; two grandchildren; two brothers, Walter L. married to Martha J. Barkdull Stoots of New Castle, Indiana and Philip Dwayne married to Susan Myer Stoots of Indianapolis, Indiana; three sisters, Patricia J. married to Gilbert Hudson and Joyce M. married to Gary Plank both of Knightstown, Indiana, and Sharon R. married to Gary Hudson of Lewisville, Indiana.
Carl was preceded in death by a son, Jay D. Stoots. 
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CARL D. STOOTS
LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg   101 South Decatur Street  Strasburg, PA 17579
DATE & TIME: Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:00AM
VIEWING: Sunday, December 9, 2001 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm and on Monday, December 10, 2001 from 10:00am until time of service.  All viewing hours are from First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg
CLERGY: Rev. Jennifer B. Clark and Rev. Steven W. Clark
INTERMENT: The interment will be private at the convenience of the family
CONTRIBUTIONS: Please omit flowers.  Contributions may be made in Carl’s memory to the American Heart Association  610 Community Way   Lancaster, PA 17603 or to the American Cancer Society  314 Good Drive  Lancaster, PA 17603


 

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