E. June Witmeyer, 93, Watt & Shand clerk, Hope Episcopal Church member, had strong faith

By on May 16, 2018

E. June Witmeyer, 93, of Manheim, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella Greiner Peters. June was the loving wife for over 30 years to the late Rev. William R. Witmeyer, who died in November of 1979.

She enjoyed working as a sales clerk for the former Watt & Shand department store. From the time she was an infant through her 93 years of life, June was an active and faithful member of Hope Episcopal Church, Manheim. She was deeply devoted to her church and was a constant prayer warrior for her church, family and friends.

June and her husband were founding board members of the Keystone Camps Farthest Out, a Christ centered camp experience. Her loving, positive, gentle and joyful spirit were a testament to all who knew her. Her life-long passion was faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and commitment to her church; and the love and devotion she gave to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Surviving is a son: Gary, husband of Rita Keener Witmeyer; two daughters: Gail Edgell; and Gwen, wife of Steve Norton, all of Manheim; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Janice Stauffer of Lancaster. Preceding her in death is a great-grandson: Ryan Edgell; and two sisters: Helena Coleman and Julia Peters.

Services were held May 14 at the Hope Episcopal Church, Manheim. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Contributions may be sent in June’s memory to: Hope Episcopal Church Building Fund, 2425 Mountain Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or Hospice and Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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

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