Ethel F. Keiser, 93, Watt & Shand clerk, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother

By on December 6, 2017

Ethel F. Keiser, 93, of Lancaster, formerly of Manheim, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in Swarthmore, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bertha Myers Wiker. Ethel was the wife of the late Warren F. Keiser Sr., who died in 2004.

Ethel worked as a sales clerk at the former Watt & Shand Department Store, Lancaster; previously she was employed at Hubley Manufacturing Company, Lancaster. Ethel was a member of Church of Christ and the Garden Spot VFW Post 1690 Ladies Auxiliary, all of Lancaster. She had a deep passion and love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving is a son: Warren F. “Butch” Jr., husband of Barbara Keiser of Bosque Farms, N.M.; a daughter: Phyllis Hess of Manheim, six grandchildren: Jason, husband of Megan Hess; Heather, wife of Jeremiah Longenecker; Mark Schlutker; Jeremy, husband of Lisa Keiser; Derrek, husband of Letti Keiser; Angela Bowman; 14 great-grandchildren; Brittany Schlutker, Brandon Schlutker, Makenna Hess, Landon Hess, Cayson Longenecker, Jeffrey Keiser, Zayden Keiser, Anthony Witten, Stephen Keiser, Dean Bowman, Dyla Bowman, Dayla Bowman, Darren Bowman, and Jason Armijo.

Preceding her in death is a daughter: Trudy Keiser; one brother: and four sisters.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ethel’s funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Friday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Ethel’s memory to Veterans Administration Medical Center Patient Care Fund, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, is in charge of the arrangements.

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