Ethel M. Garman, 87, worked at K-D Tools, mother of six, enjoyed playing cards

By on April 20, 2016

Ethel M. Flowers Garman, 87, of Elizabethtown, died peacefully surrounded by her family, Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Manor Care Health Services, Elizabethtown.

She was the wife of the late Glenn Flowers Sr., who died in 1990, and the late John Garman, who died in 2002. Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the Charles and Maude (Hair) Schaeffer.

Ethel was employed at the former Hestico Garment Co., Elizabethtown; and the former K-D Tools, Centerville, for 19½ years. She attended Bossler’s Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown. Ethel enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, and adult coloring.

Surviving are two daughters: Donna Altimus, Reno, Nevada; Sharon Dauberman, Manheim; four sons: Glenn Jr., husband of Genita (Smith) Flowers, Huntingdon County; David C., husband of Judy (Nauss) Flowers, Landisville; Dennis, husband of Barbara (Piper) Flowers, Columbia; Jeffrey, husband of Tammy (Miller) Flowers, of Maytown; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; for step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother: Warren, husband of Delores Schaeffer, Mount Joy; and a sister: Mary Goodling, Columbia.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul, Ralph, and Raymond Schaeffer.

Services were held April 20 at Buch Funeral Home, Mount Joy. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ethel’s memory may be sent to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster PA 17604-4125.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Mount Joy, handled the arrangements.

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