A. Grace Wenger 93, Landis Homes resident, retired teacher, author

By on September 12, 2012

A. Grace Wenger, 93, of Landis Homes, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

Born in Upper Leacock Township, she was the daughter of the late Elam M. and Anna Myer Wenger.

A teacher for 39 years, she retired in 1979 from Millersville University and spent the summer teaching at the North Institute of Technology in Shenyang, the Peoples Republic of China. Besides writing curriculum materials for the Mennonite Publishing House, she authored histories of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Landis Homes Retirement Community and Eastern Mennonite Missions.

A graduate of Upper Leacock High School, she received her bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College, a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and took additional graduate work at Temple University and the University of Delaware. She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, where she was active in Sunday school and the Sewing Circle. Concerned about housing problems in Lancaster, she was one of the founders of Tabor Community Services. In addition to her quilting, gardening, walking and traveling enjoyments, she was an excellent cook who delighted the palate of many at family gatherings.

The last of her immediate family, she is survived by Joseph Dhansis; his sister: Louise Anderson; along with their other family members whom she lovingly presented as her nephews and nieces. She will be immensely missed by all who traveled her path.

The funeral was held Sept. 10 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz. Interment took place at Groffdale (Brick) Mennonite Cemetery, Leola.

Memorials are welcomed to: Tabor Community Services, 308 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

For more information, visit furmanfuneralhome.com.