Cecelia M. Metzler, 101, pastor’s wife, Manheim Nearly-Nu volunteer, enjoyed golf, bird-watching

By on November 9, 2016

Cecelia M. Metzler, 101, formerly of Manheim, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Abram M. and Bertha Snavely Risser. She was the wife of the late Rev. Clyde L. Metzler, who died in 1974.

A pastor’s wife, Cecelia was a member of Hernley Mennonite Church, Manheim where she was a Sunday School teacher and involved with the sewing circle. She volunteered at the Manheim Nearly-Nu, Manheim Meals-on-Wheels, Mennonite Home and Landis Homes. Cecelia enjoyed playing golf, crocheting and bird-watching. She loved visiting and spending time with family and friends.

Cecelia’s family would like to thank the many caregivers at Landis Homes who cared for her over the years.

Surviving are four children: Erma R. Metzler of Lititz; Clair W. Metzler of Mount Joy; Dorcas J., wife of Glenn Martzall of New Holland; Orpha M., wife of Curtis Baker of Manheim; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Eunice I. Metzler; two brothers: Thomas and Charles; and five sisters: Bessie, Anna, Catherine, Helen, and Mary.

Services were held at Landis Homes Retirement Community’s West Bethany Chapel on Nov. 5. Interment was in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Cecelia’s memory to Landis Homes, Benevolent Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, had charge of the arrangements.

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