Death Notices – February 13, 2014 Edition

By on February 13, 2014

Orpha H. Bauer, 94, a resident of Brethren Village, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the home. She died of complications from a stroke.

Faye I. Beard, 77, of Stevens, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Ephrata Community Hospital. Her son, Michael K., husband of Julie Beard, lives in Lititz.

Jean E. Bender, 69, of Manheim, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. She was the wife of the late David Bender. Jean was a member of Lititz Church of the Brethren.

Richard G. Carper, 87, of Brethren Village, formerly of Manheim and Millersville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. He was the husband of Mary Hamm Carper.

The Rev. John W. Kammerer, 92, of Brethren Village, Lancaster, entered into eternal life Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. His daughter, Margaret, wife of Glenn Stigelman, lives in Lititz.

Marian E. (Bechtold) Kanode, 61, of Elizabethtown, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Hershey Medical Center. Marian was a member of Hosanna Fellowship of Christians in Lititz.

Donald J. Long, 84, passed away under Hospice care Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Don’s daughter, Deborah, wife of Barry Allwein, lives in Lititz.

Zachary L. Meck, 33, of Womelsdorf, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at his residence. He was the husband of Suzanne P. (Perdue) Meck, to whom he would have been married two years June 30. His grandmother, Norma Meck, lives in Lititz.

Garry Gene Stauffer, 63, of Quarryville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Nancy Sinclair Stauffer. They had celebrated 39 years of marriage. His sister, Linda Linkens, lives in Lititz.

Benjamin H. “Ben” Witmer, III, 72, of Lancaster, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at his home in Manheim Township. He was a member of the Lititz Legion Post #56, Lititz VFW #1463 and the 7th Ward Club. He is survived by three children, three grandchildren and a sister, Pat A. Duncan, of Lititz.

Elbert VanSplinter, 71, of Lancaster, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital. His daughter, Martha “Marcie” VanSplinter, wife of Gary Gehrke, lives in Lititz.

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