Ethel Elizabeth Kerscher, 100, Ideal Potato Chip Co. worker, attended Lititz COB, enjoyed writing poetry

By on June 22, 2016

Ethel Elizabeth Kerscher, 100, a resident of Willow Valley Retirement Community in Lancaster, entered into rest Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Born in Palmyra, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Emma Brown Wenger. Ethel shared 60 years of marriage with her husband, the late Fred J. Kerscher, who passed away in 2003.

A 1934 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, she met her husband during World War II while she was working as a clerk for the Naval Department. For many years, Ethel and Fred lived in Washington, D.C., and she worked for the Ideal Potato Chip Co. She was a member of the Lititz Church of the Brethren and she enjoyed writing poems and decorating egg shells.

Survived by numerous nieces and nephews, she was preceded in death by her husband: Fred; a daughter: Linda Kerscher, who was a captain in the Army Nurse Corps; seven brothers; and five sisters.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ethel’s funeral service at the Lititz Church of the Brethren Chapel, 300 W. Orange St., Lititz, on Friday, June 24, at 2 p.m. There will be a visitation at the church on Friday at 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Chiques Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Manheim.

Those desiring may send contributions in Ethel’s memory to the Lititz Church of the Brethren, 300 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch-Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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