Arlene R. Ecenrode82, Ruhl’s Church member, cleaning company worker

By on March 28, 2012

Arlene R. Ecenrode, 82, formerly of Manheim, went to her Heavenly home unexpectedly of natural causes Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Mabel Saylor Ruhl. She was the wife of the late Monroe M. "Eckie" Ecenrode who died in 2003.

Arlene was employed by various area cleaning companies in the Lancaster County area and by the former Donegal Industries in Mount Joy. Arlene was a member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim. Arlene’s interests included needle work, camping and traveling to the family cabin in Perry County. She had a life-long passion for her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters: Beverly A., wife of Richard E. Stoner, of Elizabethtown; and Linda M. Myers, of Manheim; three sons: James M., husband of Judith A. Greiner Ecenrode, of Lititz; Steven R., husband of Sharon K. Shenk Ecenrode, of Manheim; and Kevin L., husband of Theresa A. Best Ecenrode, of Lititz; 12 grandchildren: Barb, Tina, Josh, Amy, Tami, Shannon, Shane, Kevin Jr., David, Cody, Derek and Zachary; 10 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Justin, Brianna, Brady, Camryn, Lilly, Conner, Soren, Kadyn and Mason; and a sister: Grace, wife of Victor Witmeyer, of Jacksonville, Fla.

Preceding her in death are a son-in-law: Ronald "Punkin" Myers; three brothers: Elwood, Chester and Warren Ruhl; and three sisters: Ethel Barnes, Verna Fink and Alverta Tome.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Arlene’s memorial service at the Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, March 31 at 10 a.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

Kindly omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Arlene’s memory to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603, the Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or a charity of one’s choice.

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