Edna M. Forrest 89, CV school cafeteria retiree, formerly of Lititz

By on September 5, 2012

Edna Mae Forrest, 89, formerly of Lititz and Witmer, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at The Harrison House in Christiana after an extended illness.

Born in Springfield, Ill., she is the wife of William L. Forrest, and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Oct. 27.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Lucille MacAfee Jansen.

Graduating from Mc-Caskey High School in 1941, Mae worked at Hamilton Watch during World War II. She retired from Conestoga Valley (CV) Schools as a cafeteria worker. After retiring, she kept busy working at the Witmer Folk Craft Museum, JCPenney and a few other retail shops. She was a Red Cross volunteer at the former Community Hospital in Lancaster. She was a member of the Witmer Fire Association’s Women’s Auxiliary. At one time, she attended Bird-in-Hand United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, writing journals, crossword puzzles and challenging people to play Scrabble. She had a great love for music, laughing and entertaining with her family on holidays.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter: Wendi, wife of William Carson, of Lancaster; her son: Tagge, husband of Sandra (Williams) Forrest, of Lancaster; and a brother: Pastor Ronald Jansen, of Indiana. Mae was a loving grandma to six grandchildren: Chase F. Carter, Cheriss R. LeFever, Brooke M. Ciervo, Brent W. Carson, Nathanial W. Forrest and Lindsey D. Garber-Albrecht; and eight great-grandchildren.

A daughter: Carol Turner, of Carlisle; and her sister: Lois Brandt, of Lancaster, preceded Mae in death.

Mae’s life celebration funeral service was held from the Funeral Home of Fred F. Groff Inc., Lancaster, on Aug. 31 with Kathy L. Lentz, celebrant. Interment took place at Conestoga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz, PA 17543.

To share a fond memory of Mae, visit lifecelebration.com.

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