Kathryn F. Pfautz 101, Beford Shoe employee, oldest Jerusalem EL member

By on August 29, 2012

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Kathryn F. Pfautz, 101, a resident of the United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz, entered into her eternal rest Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.

She was the loving wife of the late Rufus W. Pfautz. Born in Lebanon County, Kathryn was the sixth of nine children of the late Francis and Harriet Engle Lehn.

She was a 1929 graduate of the former Lititz High School. After attending Lancaster Business School, she worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for Mohn Bros. Buick of Lancaster and Beford Shoe Factory in Lititz. She was the oldest member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rothsville. Kathryn enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, cards, games, crossword puzzles, speaking Pennsylvania Dutch, crocheting doilies, embroidering pillowcases and going to the mountains of Mifflin and Potter counties. She looked forward to spending time visiting with family and celebrations. For her 100th birthday, she was quoted in a newspaper article honoring this milestone: "It’s the good Lord. It is all the Lord’s doing."

Surviving are a son: Gerald R., husband of Rachel A. (Snyder) Pfautz, of Lititz; grandchildren: Alicia K., wife of Harry Scheid; Patricia K. Pfautz; Douglas L. Pfautz; Carla R., wife of Michael Miller; Michael L., husband of Brenda (Siebert) Pfautz; and Dawn D., wife of John Foulkrod; great- grandchildren: Christopher, Matthew and Andrew Scheid; Nicole and Zachary Pfautz; Kelsey and Jenica Miller; Michael, Jeffrey and David Pfautz; and Elizabeth and Rebekah Foulkrod; a niece: Dorothy (Shue) Wilkinson.

Seven siblings died in early childhood. Her older sister: Elsie (Lehn) Shue preceded her in death.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Kathryn’s life celebration funeral service from the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church 36 Church Street Rothsville, on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. at the church.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn’s memory to the United Zion Retirement Community Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

Spacht Funeral Home, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz, has been entrusted with the arrangements. For more information, visit lifecelebration.com.