Evelyn E. Longenecker, 94, farm wife, Avon representative, enjoyed bowling and snowmobiling

By on April 4, 2018

Evelyn E. Longenecker, 94, of Lititz, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Luther Acres.

Born in Gap, she was the daughter of the late Peter N. and Joanna Hoover Shirk. Evelyn was the loving wife of the late Ray H. Longenecker, who died September of 2014.

In her earlier years, she helped her husband on the family farm in Penn Township. Evelyn was an Avon representative for over 50 years in the Lititz area. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, where she taught Sunday school. Evelyn was a member of a bowling league for many years; and enjoyed snowmobiling with her husband, even in her eighties.

Surviving are two sons: Fred, husband of Marci Longenecker of Lititz; Rick Longenecker of Manheim; a grandson: Nick, husband of Heather Longenecker; a great-granddaughter: Arizona Longenecker; two brothers: Warren, husband of Sally Shirk of New Holland; Paul, husband of Fay Shirk of Akron; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death is a son: Robert Lee Longenecker; a sister: Anna Shirk; and seven brothers: Raymond, Walter, Allen, Frank, Ernest, James, and Jay Shirk.

Services were held April 2 at Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim. Interment was in Longenecker Brethren Cemetery, Warwick Township.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Evelyn’s memory to Salem United Methodist Church, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To place a condolence online, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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