Alyce J. Sawtelle, 87, ran an in-home day care, animal lover, playing with her grandchildren

By on March 29, 2017

Alyce Josephine Sawtelle, 87, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home. She was born in Lemoyne.

Alyce worked at the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Ephrata during her earlier years, and for many years after, she ran a day care center in her home. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, loved animals, and playing with children, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children: Gwendolyn C. Eckman, Juanita M. Schichtel, and David H. Sawtelle; her grandchildren: Michelle, Christopher, Patience, Rachel, and Rebecca; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and several brothers and sisters.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Alyce’s memorial page is located at thegroffs.com. The Groffs Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lancaster, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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