Julia I. Bear100, formerly of Lititz, homemaker

By on April 4, 2012

Julia I. Bear, 100, of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, entered into rest March 28, 2012.

She was the loving wife of Harry C. Bear who passed away in 1986 and was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Lizzie Eckert Stark. Born in Lititz, Julia lived in Lancaster for 48 years.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles, gardening, walking and the Phillies. Her independence, resilience, and strength will leave a lasting impression on her family. She was of the Protestant faith.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son: James, husband of Linda Bear, of Lancaster; two grandchildren: Melissa, wife of Darby Papez; and Nathan Bear; and two great-grandchildren: Hannah and Emily Papez. She was one of 13 children and the last of her immediate family.

A service of remembrance will be held for family and friends before interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery April 7 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Landisville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Julia’s memory to the Mennonite Home Benevolent Care, Promise Partners Fund at 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Fred F. Groff Inc., Lancaster, has been entrusted with the arrangements. For more information, visit lifecelebration.com.

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