Anna M. Stoner89, Donegal Industries retiree, had family farm

By on March 7, 2012

Anna Mae Stoner, 89, formerly of Manheim, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born in Penn Township, she was the daughter of the late Zeno and Fannie Paul Miller. Anna Mae was the loving wife of the late Wilbur K. Stoner who died in December of 1985.

Anna Mae retired in 1985 from the former Donegal Industries Inc., Mount Joy; previously she worked for the former Noggles Garment Factory in Manheim. In her early years Anna Mae helped her husband on their family farm in Rapho Township. Following retirement she helped in the family flower shop, Lebanon Valley Flowers in Lebanon. She was a member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim. Her other memberships included: the Lititz Springs Chapter 499, Order of the Eastern Star and the Mastersonville Fire Company Auxiliary. Anna Mae’s interests includes: needle work, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, traveling to the family cabin in the mountains and growing African violets. Anna Mae’s lifelong passion was her family, and she was affectionately called "G.G." by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent a great deal of her life being involved with all of their activities.

Surviving are two sons: Richard E., husband of Beverly Ecenrode Stoner, of Elizabethtown; Larry V. Stoner, of Manheim; a daughter: N. Rita, wife of Sheldon Murr, of Manheim; four grandchildren: Barb, Brian, Crystal and Tracy; six great-grandchildren: Ryan, Justin, Monica, Samantha, Hayley and Alyssa; and a brother: Jay Miller, of Manheim.

Preceding her in death is a daughter-in-law: Elaine Keller Stoner; a sister: Ruth Elmire; and three brothers: Robert, Lester, and Ivan Paul Miller.

Her funeral service was held at the Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim, March 2. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Ann Mae’s memory to the Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

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