Edna E. Buckwalter, 92, long-time farmer’s wife, 4-H leader, Meals on Wheels head cook

By on January 21, 2015

Edna E. Buckwalter, 92, formerly of 635 Water Edge Road, Lititz, died peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Moravian Manor.

Born in Lampeter, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Groff Rohrer. Edna was the loving wife of the late David E. Buckwalter who died in April 2010.

Together they worked the family farm in Lititz for nearly 60 years. She was a member of Farm Women Society No.19. Edna was a Sunday School teacher, 4-H leader, and served as head cook for Lititz Meals on Wheels for many years. She enjoyed sewing quilts for Mennonite Disaster Relief and was also a member of Lititz Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed flower gardening and was an excellent cook, taking great pleasure in offering warm hospitality to family and friends.

Surviving are two daughters: Judy Ann, wife of David H. Bowlby of Lititz; Shirley M., wife of Martin D. Gahman of Perkasie; six grandchildren: Jennifer, wife of Jake Mikolic; John David, husband of Lauren Bowlby; Jeffrey, husband of Eileen Bowlby; Jeremy, husband of Courtney Bowlby; Kady Gahman; Kevin, husband of Melissa Gahman; seven great-grandchildren; a sister: Ruth Nissley of Mount Joy; and two brothers: J. Lloyd Rohrer of Manheim; and Harold G., husband of Helen Rohrer of Lampeter.

Preceding her in death were a grandson: Brent Gahman; a sister: Mary Swarr; and a brother: Melvin G. Rohrer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Edna’s funeral service in the Steinman Hall Chapel of Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, on Friday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. The family will receive guests at the chapel one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Moravian Manor South Wing for their compassion and loving care they provided for Edna during her last years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moravian Manor South Wing, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543.

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

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