Abram T. Lefever, 93, dairy farmer, father of five, avid deer hunter, volunteer

By on February 1, 2017

Abram T. Lefever, 93, of Landis Homes, Lititz, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 24, 2017.

He was the husband of Ruth (Myer) Lefever and they had celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on June 2, 2016. Born in Marticville on Oct. 16, 1923, he was the son of the late Jacob F. and Katie Thomas Lefever.

Abram was a faithful member of Meckville Mennonite Church, Bethel. A farmer most of his life, Abram moved to a Lebanon County dairy farm in 1960, where he and Ruth lived until retiring to Landis Homes in 2009. He regularly served as a volunteer helping others, and was an avid deer hunter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children: Mary Lou, wife of Clayton Reed, of Bourbon, Ind.; A. Ronald Lefever of Jonestown; Carol Lefever, wife of Jay Hershey, of Jonestown; Yvonne Lefever, wife of Andrew Hershey, of Paradise; and David M.O., husband of Katrina Oberholtzer Lefever, of Akron; 10 grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sisters: Elsie Lefever Sangrey and Ruth Lefever Mellinger; his twin brother: Jacob F. Lefever; and brother: Robert T. Lefever.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. A memorial service with meal to follow will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m., at Landis Homes Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz; visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

Kreamer and Lum Funeral Home, Annville/Jonestown, handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at kreamerlumfh.com.

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