Elizabeth A. Beckmeyer, 82, teacher in MC district, known for her kind and caring nature, enjoyed reading

By on May 25, 2016

Elizabeth A. Beckmeyer, 82, of Manheim, passed away at her home Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Born in York, she was the daughter of the late Edward S. and Anna Witmer Ilgenfritz. She was the wife of the late Roger W. Beckmeyer, who passed away in 1998.

Elizabeth was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Manheim, where she was involved in the Women’s Fellowship and the Called to Care Ministry.

She was a 1951 graduate of West Chester State Teachers College, now West Chester University, and she received a master of education degree in 1958 from the Pennsylvania State University. Elizabeth taught in the York City School District, the Demonstration School at West Chester State Teachers College, the York Suburban School District, and for many years she was a substitute aide in the Manheim Central School District.

Known for her kind and caring nature, Elizabeth will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She enjoyed puzzles, reading, sewing, and loved her granddogs.

She is survived by a daughter: Elizabeth, wife of Patrick Bryant, Manheim; two granddaughters: Katherine and Marie; a niece: Gwylan Carson, Nellysford, Va.; a greatniece; and three great-greatnieces.

She is preceded in death by a brother: Edward Ilgenfritz; and a sister: Virginia Courtright.

Services were held May 24 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Burial was held privately at the convenience of the family.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in memory of Elizabeth may be made to the Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067; or to the Manheim Food Pantry, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545.

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

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