Evelyn S. Balmer, 73, worked at Zeigler’s Distributor, enjoyed traveling, being a grandma

By on August 15, 2018

Evelyn S. “Evy” Balmer, 73, of Lititz, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

Born in McAlisterville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Leister Shirk. She was the loving wife of James L. “Jim” Balmer, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December.

Evy worked as a controller for Zeigler’s Distributor, Lebanon. She was a 1962 graduate from East Juniata High School, and in 1964, she graduated from the former Thompson Institute, Harrisburg.

Evy was a member of the Lititz Women’s Club and Game Girls Card Club. Her interests include traveling, reading, cooking and canning. Evy had a life-long passion for her family and she loved being a grandmother. Evy is described by many as kind, devoted, gentle, spunky, and classy, and will live on as our “spirit in the sky”

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Angela Balmer, wife of Laura LeBoeuf of Austin, Texas; and Heidi, wife of Damian Dell’Oso of Wilmington, Del.; five grandchildren: Quinn, Micah, Bella, Vincent, and Michael; and two siblings: Doris, wife of George Meiser of McAlisterville; and Leister, husband of Nancy Shirk of Mifflintown.

She was preceded in death by a sister: Betty Messick; and two brothers: Kenneth and Dale Shirk.

Services were held Aug. 13 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Evy’s memory to ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 (alsphiladelphia.org); or St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To place a condolence online, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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