Myrtle M. "Dolly" Knight

 
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Myrtle M. “Dolly” Knight, 90, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Masonic

Village. She was the wife of the late Clair W. Knight, who passed away in 1965. She was born in Columbia, daughter of the late Susan H. King. Dolly worked numerous years at Beacon Shoe Factory and retired after 36 years from Wyeth Labs, Marietta. She enjoyed going to Indian River and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Dolly is survived by her children: Clair Knight and Linda Knight, both of Columbia. Four grandchildren: Bret, Andra, James and Corinne. Also numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

The Graveside Service and Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Wrightsville on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. There will be no public viewing. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: the Hospice Unit at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


Elizabeth G. Ament

 
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Elizabeth G. (Frey) Ament, 94, of Landisville, passed away peacefully at home, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. “Betty” or “Doll”, as many friends and family called her, married Carl W. Ament, on March 6, 1948 and celebrated 50 years of marriage before he passed away in 1998. She was born in 1924, in Manor Township, daughter of the late Charles Hoover Frey and Anna Buckwalter (Hess) Frey. She went to Manor High School and later worked at RCA Corp and Charles Chips before becoming a fulltime homemaker. She loved her family, friends, and church very much. Betty was the second oldest member of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church having joined nearly 70 years ago. She helped at the church whenever possible, in much of that time, with various duties. Heartily, everyone she met through her lifetime, had nothing but love and kind words for her. Betty liked reading, cooking, gardening, doing crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, WGAL 8 News, and loved chatting on the phone. She was an avid Phillies fan, watching nearly every game, even when they were lousy!

She is survived by one son, Gary L. Ament, Landisville. Two sisters: Arlene Fawber and Jean Krumrine. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Pauline and Miriam; three brothers: Robert, James, and Wayne.

Betty’s request was for all services to be private. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Concordia Lutheran Church, 3825 Concordia Rd., Columbia, PA 17512. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


Kerlous Sorial

 
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Kerlous Sorial, 12, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was the son of Maher and Hanan Beshara Sorial of Lancaster. Kerlous was a member of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church and a seventh grade student at Manor Middle School.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother: Thomas Sorial. Two sisters: Amanie Sorial and Haide Sorial.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, 3602 Marietta Ave., Lancaster on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Moses Fahmy, officiating. Interment will be in Silver Spring Cemetery. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


Phyllis Vivian (Smith) Keck

 
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Phyllis Vivian (Smith) Keck, 91, of Mountville, passed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. She was born in Columbia, daughter of the late Paul R. and Charlotte Bard Smith. She was the wife of the late Robert Keck for 65 years before his passing in 2014.

Growing up in a loving home, she developed a love of people, her church and community. Helping others was her role in life. She cared for her mother-in-law, who was stricken with Parkinson’s disease, for 9 years, in her home. For 20 years, she was the caregiver of her mother, Charlotte, who was challenged in the aftermath of a stroke. At age 18, she, along with her mother and sisters became caregivers to her infant brother upon the untimely death of her father. Her life focused on caring for her family, friends and her church, Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church for 65 consecutive years where she played the organ continuously. Also she played on Sunday afternoons at St. John Herr Estates, for 15 years.

As a member of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Phyllis served in various capacities of the Church. She played the organ for many weddings, funerals and church events for more than 6 decades.

Mrs. Keck graduated from Columbia High School in 1944 where she was a commencement speaker. Phyllis was a member of the Lancaster Musical Arts Society, Director of Music for Job’s Daughters, Bethel 7, for over 40 years, an Honorary Permanent Member of the Grand Guardian Council, and the recipient of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation’s HODEGOS award, recognizing exemplary volunteer leadership. Phyllis was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post # 8757, and a Diamond Life Sponsor member of the NWTF.

Among her hobbies included, baking, cooking, canning, helping her husband with their vegetable garden and many others. She liked to spend time traveling with her husband to Germany, Alaska and South Carolina. Most of all, she loved to spend quality time with her family and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care received from all of the staff at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Dr. Robert Shultz, and Hospice and Community Care. Thanks also to Pastor Mary Anne Kingsborough and Pastor Tom Rundell and the whole Concordia family. We are indeed grateful for the kindnesses and the care from each and every one.

Surviving are two children: Rob (Susan) Keck, Edgefield, SC; and Carol (Jeff) Gill, Lancaster. Three grandchildren: Carolyn (Curtis) Wright North Augusta, SC; Heather (Charlie) Reynolds, Greenville, SC; and Ryan (Angela) Gill, Lancaster. Five great-grandchildren: Cadence and Kellen Wright; Hank, Coleman and Hays Reynolds. Phyllis was preceded in death by her brother Paul and her sister Eleanor.

The Funeral Service will be held at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3825 Concordia Road, Columbia, PA 17512 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Mary Anne Kingsborough and Pastor Thomas Rundell, officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Phyllis’s name to: Concordia Evangelical Church. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


Gwendoline A. (Gwen) Williams

 
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Gwendoline A. (Gwen) Williams, 92, of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Eugene Williams, who passed away in 2012. She was born in Surrey, England, daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha Goody. Gwen worked at Poplar Terrace, Lebanon in maintenance before her retirement. She enjoyed knitting, baking, cooking, and her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons: Terry L. (Rose M.) Huffman, Conway, SC; and Robert L. Huffman, Lebanon. One daughter: Wendy E. (Vincent J.) Doria, West Hempfield Twp. One step-daughter: Kathy Martin, Palmyra. Six grandchildren: Ashley, Joshua, Brian, Lisa, Melissa, and Jess. Also, numerous great-grandchildren.

A Private Service will be held for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


Franklin L. Swift

 
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Franklin L. Swift, 83, of Mountville, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at home. He was born in Chester County, son of the late Leo Connel and Bessie Hilton. He worked in maintenance for the School District of Lancaster for 19 years before retiring in 1997. He enjoyed going to Florida, especially Disney World and Epcot Center and taking long walks. Family and friends referred to him as a “really nice guy”.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Franklin was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Graveside Service and Burial will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. There will be no public viewing. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


Ruth Henne Greenawalt

 
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Ruth Henne Greenawalt, 96, of Mountville, passed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at Country Meadows of Lancaster. She was born in Centerville, PA, daughter of the late Frank H. Henne (a descendant of Hans Herr,) and Ruth Stouffer Henne. She was the wife of the late Ralph Haertter Greenawalt, Jr. for 71 years before his passing in 2013.

Growing up on a farm, Ruth developed a love of the outdoors, gardening and animals. An avid Girl Scout, she belonged to Girl Scout Troop #1 in Mountville, one of the first in Lancaster County, and eventually received the rare Golden Eaglet Award. As a parent, she continued serving as Den Mother for Mountville’s Cub Pack, and as a Girl Scout Leader for both Mountville’s Brownie and Girl Scout troops.

Mrs. Greenawalt graduated from Hempfield High School in 1940, entered the Laboratory Technician program at the St. Joseph Hospital (old Gothic building) and worked as a laboratory technician, eventually becoming supervisor of the Blood Bank. While raising her family, she entered Millersville University, obtaining a B.A. in English. Since she always enjoyed working with children, Ruth became an English teacher at the Edward Hand Junior High School, in Lancaster.

Ruth was an Emeritus member of the Mountwaybia Club, a local ladies literary group, and enjoyed hosting them in her home as well as presenting book reviews periodically. She was a longtime volunteer for the Mountville Library from its beginning in the basement of the VFW building and through several other moves and locations, until it found its present home.

Ruth was a member of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church and served in a volunteer leadership capacity on the Church Council, and as their Christian Education Director. In her later years, she enjoyed teaching an Adult Sunday School Class of her friends. She sang alto in the Church Choir, supporting most church events.

Among her hobbies were reading, doing daily crossword puzzles, and helping her husband with their vegetable garden. She was also an accomplished seamstress and loved to make slip covers for anyone who needed them. She liked to spend her evenings knitting while watching TV with her husband. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care Ruth received from all of the staff at Country Meadows, Lancaster, Dr. Michael Leser, and Grane Hospice. Thanks also to Pastor Mary Anne Kingsborough and Pastor Tom Rundell and the whole Concordia family. We are indeed grateful for the kindnesses and the care from each and every one!

Surviving are three children: Bruce, Bradenton, FL; Fred (Jacalyn), Lancaster; Carole (Dr. Marvin Daley), Lancaster and Venice, FL; and Claire (widow of Ralph, III) Cottonwood, AZ. Four grandchildren: Tammi (Shawn) Miller, Millersville; Tina Greenawalt, Clarkdale, AZ; Keith (Kami) Greenawalt, Carlisle; and Fred (Ashley) Greenawalt, Jr., Columbia. Two great-grandchildren: Healy Miller, Millersville and Brayden Greenawalt, Columbia. Ruth was preceded in death by her oldest son, Ralph H. Greenawalt, III; Brothers: Lemuel and Frank Henne, Jr.; and her sisters: Esther Henne and Nancy Oberholtzer.

The Memorial Service will be held at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3825 Concordia Road, Columbia, PA 17512 on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Mary Anne Kingsborough and Pastor Thomas Rundell officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Ruth’s name to: Concordia Lutheran Church. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit condolence page.


Carolyn M. Welsh

 
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Carolyn M. Welsh, 90, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care. She was the wife of the late James P. Welsh, who passed away in 2000. She was born in Columbia, daughter of the late Lawrence and Carolyn M. Resch Kuhn. Carolyn was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy and worked for the former ITT Grinnell, Corp until her marriage. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed reading, going to antique markets, knick-knack shops, and flea-markets. She was an excellent cook, especially her spaghetti. She collected many items over the years, but angels were her favorite. After her husband’s death, she and her son would travel to favorite restaurants and antiquing nearly every Sunday.

She is survived by one son: James P., Jr., Columbia. One granddaughter: Beth-Ann Welsh-Kline (Ryan), York, three great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews. One brother: Donald Kuhn, Columbia. She was preceded in death by one son: Lawrence Welsh, and one brother: James Kuhn.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, officiating. Private interment will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Viewing will be from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


Cheryl A. Smythe

 
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Cheryl A. Smythe, 59, of Lancaster, passed away on Christmas, December 25, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was the cherished wife of Russell L. Smythe to whom she was married for 32 years. She was born in Columbia, daughter of Stanley Keebler, Strasburg and Barbara Campbell, Great Falls, MT. She provided loving, in-home daycare for local children for over 20 years. She always enjoyed sharing her many crafts with others, which included: rubber-stamping, needlepoint, knitting, crocheting, and making jewelry. Although she suffered with kidney disease, it did not define her. She always had a positive attitude and faced her challenge with an infectious smile. She gave inspiration and faith to others and fought to the very end. Cheryl will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents, one daughter: Christina A. (Joe) Kihm, Harrisburg. One brother: Fred Keebler. One sister: Melissa Keebler. She was preceded in death by one brother: Stanley Keebler, Jr. and one sister: Teena Thompson.

The Memorial Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Wednesday, January 2, 1019 at 7:30 P.M. Visitation from 6:00 P.M. till 7:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, Suite 101, 4813 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.


June E. (nee Anderson) Roberts

 
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June E. (nee Anderson) Roberts, 78, of Landisville, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. She was the wife of Brian A. Roberts with whom she celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2018. She was born in Hull, England, daughter of the late John Thomas and Esther Elizabeth Moon Anderson. She was a member of St. Edward’s Episcopal Church and sang in their choir for 20 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband, two daughters: Joanne E. (Matthew) Kroll, Marietta; and Anna J. Roberts (Matthew F. Merritt), Greenville, SC. Two granddaughters: Rebekah and Areanna Kroll. One sister: Eileen (Ron) Beal, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Memorial Service will be held at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: the Lancaster Cancer Center, 1858 Charter Lane, PO Box 10396, Lancaster, PA 17605 or Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

William "Bill" Albert Klinefelter

 
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William “Bill” Albert Klinefelter, 82 of Landisville, entered peacefully into his eternal rest on Friday evening, December 21, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Railroad, PA in 1936, son of the late Corliss L. and Amelia Beulah Houston Klinefelter. Bill was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for 58 years where he was a choir member, Sunday School Teacher and served as a trustee. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1953-54 when he was Honorably Discharged due to illness. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #34. Bill retired from the meat industry in 2006 after a career that spanned 50 plus years as a store owner, meat cutter, meat manager, meat buyer, and specialist for area food service companies. He was active in the Hempfield Midget Sports Football Program, having coached for 8 years. Bill was very active in various Masonic organizations. He was raised to a Master Mason at Columbia Lodge F&AM #286 where he was a 53 year member. He was also a member of the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Council Chapter of Consistory Scottish Rite and Rajah Shrine, both of Reading. He was a Past Grand Tall Cedar of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Lancaster Forest #27. While serving in the Tall Cedars Supreme Forest he held numerous positions. He served as the Past Supreme Scribe, Deputy Supreme Provost Marshall, Deputy Supreme Chief Ranger, and Supreme Chief Ranger. He served as aide to the Supreme Tall Cedar for 3 years and in 2017, he was deeply honored to be the recipient of the Tall Cedar Broughton Award. Bill truly loved spending time with his family whether they were camping, fishing, or vacationing at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He was the loving husband of Jean I. Bortner Klinefelter, with whom he would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary today, December 24, 2018.

Surviving in addition to his wife, two daughters and a son: Fay C. Radziewicz, companion of Michael Vernon, Manheim; William E. Klinefelter, husband of Susan A. Klinefelter, Landisville; and Melissa J. Yoder, wife of Steven C. Yoder, Lancaster. Eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also, three half-brothers. He was preceded in death by one infant son and a half-brother.

The Viewing will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Friday, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Masonic Service to follow. Graveside Service and Burial will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Jacob’s Stone UCC Cemetery, 5152 Stone Church Road, Glenville, PA with Full Military Honors. Following the burial, the Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 100 West Main Street, Mountville, PA 17554 at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Women’s Fellowship. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Donna J. Spangler

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Donna J. Spangler, 70, of Conestoga, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 at home. She was the wife of Paul E. Spangler, to whom she was married for 44 years. Donna was born in Windber, daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel Blair McClucas. She worked for Exide Corporation for 22 years before her retirement.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are ten brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

The Memorial Service will be held at River Corner Mennonite Church, 524 River Corner Road, Conestoga on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.