Melissa A. Troutman

 
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Melissa A. Troutman, 51, of Mountville, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was the wife of Joel E. Troutman to whom she was married for 29 years. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of Jack L. and Shirley L. Reese Yeager, Lititz. Melissa was a Staffing Specialist for Performance Group, York.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents, three daughters: Brittany A. (Nathaniel) Lenz, Elizabethtown; Brooke L. Troutman, Millersville; and Brandy M. Troutman, Mountville. Two grandchildren: Liam James Lenz; and Lauren Joel Lenz. Three sisters: Stacey J. Yeager, Jennersville; Ann M. Yeager, Harrisburg; and Lori (Tim) Riechard, Cornwall. Father and mother-in-law: Edward S. and Donna M. Troutman, Lancaster.

The Memorial Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: the America Heart Association, Lancaster Division, 4250 Crums Mill Rd, Ste.100, Harrisburg, PA 17112. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Kelly West

 
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Kelly West, 67, the woman who entertained tens of thousands of radio listeners in the region, for more than two decades, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Her real name was Harriet A. Cote. She was the wife of Mark Cote, whom she married in Lancaster, in 1982. Kelly was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, daughter of the late Harry and Reba Olson. She moved to Lancaster in 1980 and used the air name, "Kelly West" to make her mark at FM 97. In 1983, she became the first woman to host a morning drive radio program in the Lancaster/York area where she helped anchor a news station, WARM 103.3. Kelly was known for her sultry voice and good natured personality, and went on to host the program with various co-hosts until 2004. She returned for a 3-run from 2006-2009 before retiring from full-time radio. She was a member of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Mountville.

Surviving in addition to her husband, three children: Melissa Witt, Lynchburg, VA; MacKenzie Cote and Taylor Cote, both of Lancaster. Four grandchildren: Miranda Mays; Christopher Mays, Jr.; Paige Witt; and Annabelle Cote. One great-grandson: Christopher Mays, III. One brother: Everett. She was preceded in death by one sister: Marilyn.

The Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Reformed UCC, 450 West Main Street, Mountville on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Patty Dodds, officiating. Visitation will be held following the service. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Helen G. Duffey

 
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Helen G. Duffey, 91, of St. Anne's Retirement Community, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Alvin L. Duffey, who passed away in 2013. She was born in Manor Township, daughter of the late Frank N. and Sara Miller Barley. Helen was a member of Faith Bible Fellowship Church, and was a listener in their AWANA Program. She volunteered at Wycliffe Bible Translators and Water Street Ministries. She was the last of her immediate family.

She is survived by one daughter: Patricia A. (Ronald D.) Mumper, Mount Joy. One daughter-in-law: Kathy L. Duffey, Millersville. Four grandchildren: Amy L. (Scott) Reifsneider, Pottstown; Andrew D. (Rhonda) Mumper, Mount Joy; Erin (Chris) Rohrbaugh, Conestoga; and Travis L. Duffey (Companion of Megan Bennawit), Lancaster. Eight great-grandchildren: Abby, Beth, Lilly, Tim, Silas, Ruben, Hannah, and McCoy. Two sister-in-laws. She was preceded in death by one son: Thomas L. Duffey, and eight siblings.

The Memorial Service will be held at Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 151 Donerville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Neil J. Franklin, Jr., officiating. Private interment in Masonville Cemetery. Visitation from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to: the AWANA Program at Faith Bible Fellowship Church. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Harlan S. Zimmerman

 
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Harlan S. Zimmerman, 85, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Luthercare, Lititz following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Judith A. Kummery Zimmerman with whom he would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on November 2, 2019. He was born in Allentown, son of the late Oliver and Elsie Ruch Zimmerman. He was educated in the Allentown School District and went on to proudly serve in the US Army Security Agency from 1953-56. He then attended Muhlenberg College and received a degree in Physics. A retired quality engineer, Harlan worked at RCA, GE, Burle, and Philips in Lancaster. He was a very active member of Ironville United Methodist Church. He lived for his family, who he loved very much.

Surviving in addition to his wife, two sons: Greg Zimmerman husband of Kathy Humphreys, Pensacola, FL; and Glenn Zimmerman, Elizabethtown. One daughter: Erica wife of Christopher Licopoli, Maytown. Harlan is leaving behind, not only his much loved wife and children, but also two beloved grandchildren: Alexis and Reed Licopoli. He was preceded in death by siblings: Ruth, Richard, Alma, and Curtis Zimmerman.

The Memorial Service will be held for Harlan at Ironville United Methodist Church, 4020 Holly Drive, Columbia, PA 17512 on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Greg Impink, officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. A Private Family Interment will be held in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harlan's memory to: Ironville United Methodist Church or the Benevolent Fund at Luther Acres. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Elwood L. Hertzog

 
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Elwood L. Hertzog, 84, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. He was born in Blandon, son of the late Clinton A. and Edna M. Clay Hertzog. He was a Delivery Driver for Lancaster Newspapers for 17 years before his retirement. Elwood was a Veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his children: Kevin L. Hertzog; Carol L. (Samuel L.) Creasy; and Jeremy L. (Karen F.) Hertzog. Seven grandchildren: Justin; Christina; Amanda; Kristofer; Jessica; Cameron; and Riley. Twelve great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park with Full Military Honors. Friends may call from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: the American Heart Association, Lancaster Division, 4250 Crums Mill Rd., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Elva M. Bardaxe

 
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Elva M. Bardaxe, 81, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of the late George J. Bardaxe. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late Robert R. and Florence Wall Witmer. She worked as an Inspector for Hamilton Watch Co. Pulsar Division and Bulova Technology. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Elva loved animals, especially dogs, her family, horseback riding, and traveling with her late husband.

She is survived by one son: Robert E. (Debra J.) Bardaxe, Mountville. Two grandchildren: Nicole L. Bardaxe, Mountville and Brooke E. Bardaxe, Lancaster. Two great-grandchildren: Cameron M. Clawson and Zion G. Bardaxe Smeltzer, and another great-granddaughter on the way.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville, on MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor John J. Brown, officiating. Interment in Riverview Burial Park. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Speranza Animal Rescue, 1216 Brandt Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Sandra D. LeFevre

 
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Sandra D. LeFevre, 73, of West Hempfield Twp. passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born and raised in Columbia, daughter of the late Harry T. and Susan J. Wambaugh Doll. She retired in 2011 from York Memorial Hospital; was a graduate of Hempfield High School, Class of 1964; and F & M College, Class of 1974. “Despite her small stature, she was probably the toughest, most stubborn and most loving person you have the misfortune to have never met.” 

She is survived by her son: Garry Mark LeFevre, Jr. Cousin: Harold M. “Jack” Abel, Jr. And her four cats: Coal, Rennie, Jacki, and Raleigh. 

A Private Service will be held for the family. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page

Ruth H. Bushong

 
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Ruth H. Bushong died peacefully at the age of 106 on Thursday, July 25, 2019. A resident of Brethren Village, she lived on a dairy farm in West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster County from 1935 to 2000. She was a member of the Mountville Church of the Brethren, serving in the office of deacon with her late husband, Robert H. Bushong, who died in 1983. She was in Farm Women Society #4, enjoyed quilting, gardening, traveling and serving others. Ruth was the daughter of the late Rev. Peter S. and Sadie Burkholder Heisey of Clay Twp., Lancaster County. 

She is survived by by five children: E. Faye Rohrer (wife of the late Jay H. Rohrer) of Lititz, PA, Glenn R. (Ruth E.) Bushong, Columbia, PA, Reba J. (Dean) Beery, North Manchester, IN, S. Marie (Melvin) Breneman, Strasburg, PA, and Dale E. (Frances) Bushong, Annville, PA. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Ralph B., Samuel B., and Enos B. Heisey. She was also preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Hope E. Breneman. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Mountville Church of the Brethren, 60 Clay St, Mountville, PA 17554 on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation preceding the service at 10:00 A.M.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Mountville Church of of the Brethren. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Mary E. Conger

 
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Mary E. Conger, 71, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. She was the wife of William A. Conger whom she married on December 11, 1993. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late Henry S. May and the late Betty Jane Brenner. She enjoyed playing bingo, her grandchildren and her dogs.

Surviving in addition to her husband, two daughters: Betty M. (Kenneth, Sr.) Keller-Lightcap and Linda L. (Bruce E., Jr.) Hershey. One step-son: William E. Conger. Eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. One brother: Henry Brenner and one sister: Rose Boughter. She was preceded in death by one son-in-law: David L. Keller, Sr. and two brothers: Franklin and Arthur Brenner.

Private Services will be held for the family. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Teresa L. Van Zandt

 
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Teresa L. Van Zandt, 55, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at her second home in the village of Central, PA. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of Julie McCamant Van Zandt and the late Gordon R. Van Zandt. She was self-employed, having a stand at Roots Market. She enjoyed the mountains, crafting, her family, and her two dogs.

She is survived by her life companion, Charles F. Ortlieb. Her children: Jason M. Krauskop; Tara L. Krauskop; and Amanda E.T. Krauskop. Eleven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. One brother: H.N. Scott (Terri A.) Van Zandt. One sister: Lucinda S. (Guy M.) DeBord.

The Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later time. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia.To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Leroy S. "Bachy" Bachman

 
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Leroy S. "Bachy" Bachman, 87, of Mountville, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was the husband of Margaret A. Hank Bachman, with whom he would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on August 13, 2019. He was born in Columbia, son of the late Lester and Bessie Mae Groom Bachman. He was a Union Plasterer/Cement Finisher and also an instructor for Job Corps in Maryland. Bachy was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church; Columbia Lodge #286 F&AM; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife, one daughter: Diane L. (David A.) Schaeffer; and one son: James H. (Theresa) E. Bachman, all of Mountville. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son: Thomas L. Bachman and four brothers and sisters.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Arthur Rettew, officiating. Interment in Mountville Brethren Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with a Private Masonic Service. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 100 West Main St., Mountville, PA 17554 or St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, PA 17512. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Valli Lee Trice

 
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Valli Lee Ashford Trice, 70, of Mountville, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Larry C. Trice, Sr., who passed away on November 19, 2016. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late John F. and Grayce V. Frankver Roth. She was a physical therapist for Beverly Healthcare and Manor Care Health Services. She enjoyed painting, gardening, and spending time with her family. 

She is survived by one son: Lonnie M. (Crystal L.) Ashford. One daughter: Michele L. Ashford. Three step-children: Kim Trice; Larry Trice, Jr.; and Michael Trice. Ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. One sister: Joan Marshall. She was preceded in death by one brother: John David Roth, Sr. 

Private Services will be held for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Caring Hospice Services, 101 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence.

Carol L. Hoffmeier

 
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Carol L. Hoffmeier, 74, of Mountville passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at home. She was the wife of the late Arthur L. Hoffmeier, Sr. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late Paul R. and Elizabeth Dill Mayer. She worked at Fulton Bank as a teller at several branches until her retirement. She previously worked at Woolworth's Park City Center for 25 years. She was an avid bowler, having bowled since she was 17, and bowled in many leagues throughout the years. She was a member of Wayside Presbyterian Church; and loved NASCAR, especially Kyle Petty, her favorite driver.

She is survived by her two children: Candy L. (Robert) Loffredo; and Gary E. Williams, Arizona. Three grandchildren: Gary L. (Stephanie) Williams; Heather L. (Austin) Rice; and Amanda P. Loffredo. Three great-grandchildren: Jett, Mason, and Angel Williams. Two sisters: Shirley L. (Gerald R.) Keeports, Elizabethtown; and Deborah L. (Charles) High, Middletown.

The Memorial Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Stephen P. Fritz, officiating. Interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Albert R. Manuel, Sr.

 
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Albert R. Manuel, Sr., 57, of Red Lion, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. He was the husband of Betty J. Snyder Manuel to whom he was married for 37 years. He was born in Columbia, son of Gordon L., Sr. and Joyce L. Becker Manuel. He worked as a laborer in construction and enjoyed collecting coins, doing crossword puzzles, loved puppies and was a history buff who enjoyed watching the History Channel.

Surviving in addition to his wife, his children: Albert R. (Ashley) Manuel, Jr.; Charles H. Manuel; and Joyce A. Manuel, all of Red Lion. Two grandchildren: Drew and Amelia. Siblings: Gordon Manuel, Jr.; Michael Manuel; Charles (Joann) Manuel, all of Columbia; Steve (Dottie) Manuel, Enola; Daniel (Donna) Manuel; Columbia; Terry (Jim) Summers, Lancaster; and Betty (Beatle) Bailey, Columbia. He was preceded in death by one son: Timothy A. Manuel and one brother: Thomas Manuel.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 31 South Eighth Street, Columbia, 17512 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor David C. Powers, officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Manuel Family c/o the funeral home to help defray funeral costs. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

Wilda M. "Dolly" Varner

 
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Wilda M. "Dolly" Varner, 88, of Concordia Road, West Hempfield Twp, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, less than a mile from where she was born in Salunga. She was the wife of John F. Varner to whom she was married for 41 years. Dolly was a unique lady who believed in hard work and doing a job right. She worked at J L Clark, Mfg Company for 49 years before her retirement in 1995. She prided herself in doing purity work and meeting productive goals. Some could remember Dolly from the 70's at the Manor Ridge Inn. Now she is in a better place enjoying a frozen Margarita with "salt" and waiting for her meal to be reheated. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Columbia Lodge #1074 BPOE where she was a past secretary.

Surviving in addition to her husband, one sister: Mary wife of Raymond Rynier, Gordonville. Nephew: Randy husband of Connie Rynier, Rawlinsville. Nieces: Betty Ann Baurs, Lancaster; and Patti wife of Jack Sloop, Tega Cay, SC. One stepson: John husband of Susan Varner, York. Dolly was preceded in death by two sisters: Shirley Bradley and Martha Brown.

The Memorial Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.

George Roberts

 
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George Roberts, 80, of Mount Joy, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at St. Anne's Retirement Community. He was the husband of Evelyn M. Nielsen Roberts with whom he celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on October 1, 2018. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Alfred and Esther Spencer Roberts. George was a repair person for Xerox Corp for 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of Christ the King Community Church; a Veteran of the US Army; enjoyed motorcycles, having ridden to California; Ham Radios; and trains.

Surviving in addition to his wife, his children: Elizabeth (Joseph) Roberts-Morse; George A. (Annette) Roberts; Timothy A. (Heidi J.) Roberts. Step-daughters: Marie (Anthony) Mirabella; Jackie (John) Santiago; Jennifer (Chris) Barbieri. Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One brother: James (Lenore) Roberts. He was preceded in death by one sister: Lillian Edwardson.

The Funeral Service will be held at Christ the King Community Church, 2449 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Allan D. Chambers, officiating. Graveside Service and Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Hillside Cemetery, 2556 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: God's Clearview Ministries, Carlos and Migdila DeJesus, 1946 Pardee Rd., Morrisdale, PA 16858. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia.

Charles S. Brommer, Jr.

 
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Charles S. "Chub" Brommer, Jr., 85, of Columbia, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family after a 2 year, courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Columbia, son of the late Charles S. Brommer, Sr. and Amy I. (Dambach) Brommer. He was the loving husband of Fannie E. (Miller) Brommer for 62 years. Charles graduated from Columbia High School, Class of 1953 and was a Veteran of the US Army. He worked for Sperry New Holland before he retired in 1991. Charles was also an avid modified tractor puller for over 40 years, and loved spending hours tinkering around in his machine shop.

Surviving in addition to his wife, his children: Charles A. Brommer, Sr.; Arthur E. (Ann) Brommer; James D. Brommer, Sr.; and Elsie M. Brommer. Ten grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. One brother: Jon R. Brommer, and many 'adopted' family members. Charles was preceded in death by his brother: Henry D. Brommer; three nephews; and one niece.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 31 South Eighth Street, Columbia on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. Interment in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Kinderhook Evangelical Congregational Church, 562 Kinderhook Rd., Columbia, PA 17512. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.