Virginia Musser82, Landis Homes resident, Sunday school teacher

By on March 21, 2012

Virginia Raffensperger Musser, 82, of Landis Homes, Lititz, formerly of Elizabethtown, died of natural causes Saturday, March 17, 2012.

She was born in Maytown on October 12, 1929, daughter of Horace and Elizabeth Raffensperger.

She was the wife of Ralph L. Musser for 51 years who preceded her in death in 1999.

She was raised in the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren and was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Hershey. Virginia was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and received a two-year associate’s degree from Elizabethtown College. Virginia taught Sunday school and volunteered at the day care center and Heritage House of Elizabethtown. Her vocation was her love and dedication to her family, her church and tending her garden.

Virginia is survived by daughters: Kathleen Musser, of North Andover, Mass.; Jane Herbert, of Elizabethtown; and Judith Musser, of Philadelphia; son: David, husband of Melisa Ebersole Musser, of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren: David Walker, husband of Nonie Hamilton, of Washington, D.C.; Katie Herbert, of Middletown; Emily Herbert, Ian Herbert, Sydney Musser and Owen Musser, all of Elizabethtown; great-granddaughter: Kassandra Melendez, of Middletown; brother: Daniel Raffensperger, of Elizabethtown; and sister: Shirley Lantzy, of Mount Joy.

Daughter: Rebecca Musser; granddaughter: Adelaide Musser; and brother: Carl Raffensperger also preceded her in death.

A funeral service is planned for March 24 at 11 a.m. in West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes in Lititz. A private family burial will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are being made by Miller/ Sekely Funeral Services, Elizabethtown.

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