Catherine Sheaffer Freeman, 95, Fulton Bank retiree, organist at Salem Lutheran

By on September 4, 2019

Catherine May Hess Sheaffer Freeman, 95, formerly of Manheim, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at Luther Acres, Lititz.

Born in Jonestown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lizzie Tobias Hess. She was the wife of the late Paul B. Sheaffer who died in 1969.

Catherine graduated in 1942 from the former Jonestown High School. She retired from Fulton Bank, Manheim and in her earlier years she worked for the Jonestown National Bank. Catherine was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jonestown, and a former member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim and Salem Lutheran Church of Kissel Hill, Lititz where she was the organist for over 20 years.

She is survived by a daughter: Susan R. wife of Glen E. Martin of Lititz; two grandchildren: Scott, husband of Erin Martin; Natalie, wife of Joel Martin; a granddaughter-in-law: Katie Martin; and eight great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by a grandson: Ryan E. Martin; two brothers: Raymond C. and Warren T. Hess; and a sister: Myrle Bomberger.

Services for Catherine were held Sept. 1 at Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jonestown. Interment followed in Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. at Luther Acres Chapel, 400 St. Luke Drive, Lititz.

Those desiring may send contributions in Catherine’s memory to Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 103 E. Market St., P.O. Box 658, Jonestown, PA, 17038.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home Manheim handled the arrangements.

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