Helen F. Buckwalter, 93, seamstress, Lititz Mennonite member, enjoyed traveling, gardening

By on April 27, 2016

Helen F. Buckwalter, 93, formerly of Manheim, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz.

Born in Bart Township, she was the daughter of the late Elvin and Stella Ressler Stauffer. She was the wife of the late J. Harold Buckwalter who died in 2006.

Helen was a seamstress for more than 60 years. She was a member of Lititz Mennonite Church where she was active in the sewing circle and was church librarian. Helen was a former member of Manheim Mennonite Church and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Manheim. Her interests included traveling, reading, gardening, and she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters: Nancy L. Buckwalter of Mountville; Janet L., wife of Richard Lengacher, of Huntsburg, Ohio; a son: Allan H. Buckwalter of Womelsdorf; three grandchildren: Eric Lengacher, Jill Crumbacher, Levi Buckwalter; and four great-grandchildren: Anna and Abigail Crumbacher, and Samuel and Joshua Lengacher.

She was preceded in death by six siblings: Reba Nissly, Anna Stauffer, Irene Stauffer, Landis Stauffer, Clarence Stauffer, and Harold Stauffer.

Services were held April 23 at Landis Homes’ West Bethany Chapel, Lititz. Interment followed at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, East Lampeter Township.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Helen’s memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, Development Office, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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