Deaths of Local Interest – Dec. 18, 2014

By on December 17, 2014

Connie M. Garner, 62, of Manheim, passed away Dec. 13 with her family by her side at her residence. Connie was employed by Graybill Bus Line Company as a driver. She was a member of Newport Dove Church, in Elm. Connie enjoyed traveling, reading, photography, and most of all spending time with her family. Her sister, Karen Kilheffer, wife of Robert, lives in Lititz.

Miriam B. Hurst, 88, of Ephrata, passed away Dec. 8 at Ephrata Community Hospital. She was a member of the New Haven Mennonite Church, Lititz. Miriam enjoyed spending time with her family, antiquing, traveling, spending winters in Sarasota, Fla., and going to the mountains.

Helen R. Kellenberger, 92, formerly of Gordonville, died Dec. 8. She was married to Walter S. Kellenberger for over 72 years. They resided at Brethren Village for 17 years. Helen was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church since 1939. Helen and Walter’s lives revolved around weekly worship services, church activities, committees, and teaching Sunday School.

Vernon J. Leininger, 87, Reinholds, died Dec. 9 following a brief illness. He was self-employed in the agricultural field his entire life and was a Master Farmer. His memberships include FFA, Lancaster County Poultry Association, EAY Farmer, PA Poultry Federation, and was past president of Reinholds Lions Club. He enjoyed woodworking, showing sheep at PA Farm Show as a 4-H member, and especially driving his John Deere Gator around the neighborhood. His sister, Erla Mae Levenson: resides in Moravian Manor, Lititz.

Anthony Lorah, 52, of New Holland, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 11 at Lancaster General Hospital. Tony worked as a roofer. He had a love for motorcycles and loved his Grubby dog. He was a member of the New Holland Legion the Legion Riders Club and Germania Band Club. His brother, Jeffrey, husband of Roxanne Martin, lives in Lititz.

Jane A. (Kiely) Pauline, of Manheim, passed away Dec. 14. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz.

Kenneth E. Ruhl, 77, of Lancaster, formerly of Conestoga, died Dec. 11 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Elm, Kenneth was retired from Alcoa where he worked as a laborer. He is survived by his wife: Darlene; his daughters: Vikki Ruhl; and Robin Shultz, wife of Brent Shultz; brother: Elmer Ruhl, husband of Charlotte; and his sisters: Geraldine Rittenhouse; and Ruth Ann Spade, wife of William.

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