Ivie F. Walkowicz, 93, ran Columbia Ave. Twin Kiss, worked at the Hideaway, enjoyed cooking

By on August 13, 2014

Ivie Fern Ressler Walkowicz, 93 of Lititz, passed away Aug. 5, 2014 at Conestoga View, Lancaster, after a brief illness. She was a resident at the home for the past four years.

Born in Mt. Nebo, Dec. 6, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Samuel C. and Florence M. (Stokes) Heiney.

Ivie was the first sibling in her immediate family to graduate from high school, Penn Manor in 1938.

During the 1950s and 60s, she owned and operated the Twin Kiss Drive-in restaurant on Columbia Ave, Lancaster. She also retired from RCA in 1983 after 22 years of service where she was a member of the IBEW union. After retirement, Ivie enjoyed working at her childrens’ businesses the Shamrock Café, Lancaster and the Hideaway Bar in Lititz. Ivie loved family, cooking, working and living life to the fullest.

Ivie is survived by six children: Kenneth (Cheryl) Ressler, Wrightsville, David (Sherry) Ressler, Conestoga, Eileen Drennen (companion of Ron Smith) Lancaster, Michelle (Jeff) Steiner, Orefield, Dirk Walkowicz, Kirk Walkowicz; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a sister, and preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Ivie had a lifelong desire to have herself donated to Humanity Gifts. Due to this wish, there will be no public services.

To leave an online condolence for the family visit KaSnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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