Kathryn A. Rohrer, 83, homemaker, helped with family businesses, enjoyed camping, traveling

By on February 10, 2016

Kathryn “Kitty” A. Rohrer, 83, formerly of Manheim, passed away peacefully after a short illness Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2016, at Country Meadows of Lancaster.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin L. and Florence Myers Huber. She was the wife of the late C. Kendig Rohrer, who passed away Jan. 31, 2010. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary Dec. 8, 2009.

Kitty was a homemaker and worked with her husband on their chicken farm and his used car business. She was a lifelong member of East Petersburg Mennonite Church, Sewing Circle, and Neighbors Together Ladies Group. Kitty attended the East Petersburg Elementary School and Hempfield High School. Her interests included camping, cross stitching, volunteering at the Mennonite Home Therapy Pool, and traveling, especially to their cabin in Juniata County, and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are four children: Arlene H., wife of J. Robert Zimmerman; James H., husband of Sue Anne Elliott Rohrer; Carl H., husband of Roberta J. Groff Rohrer, all of Manheim; Kathy H., wife of Kenneth R. Leaman, of Willow Street; nine grandchildren: Briana, wife of Nathaniel Baum; Brittany, wife of Cameron Nolt; J. Austin; Renee; Stephanie; and Adam K. Rohrer, husband of Danielle; Alecia Rohrer; Katelyn, wife of Matt Blank; and Kyle Leaman; three great-granddaughters: Kaylee and Makena Baum; and Carolyn Grace Rohrer; and daughter-in-law: Patti Whitcomb Rohrer of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her son: Paul H. Rohrer; twin granddaughters: Kelsey and Kayla Rohrer; her brother: John M. Huber; and her sister: Anna Huber Metzler.

The Rohrer family would like to thank Kitty’s caregivers at Country Meadows and Grane Hospice.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, 6279 Main St., East Petersburg, on Friday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m., with Pastors K. Eugene Forrey, Glen M. Sell, and Robert E. Nolt officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a public viewing at the church on Thursday evening, Feb. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and again on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Kitty’s memory to Grane Hospice, 4 Lemoyne Drive, Suite 201, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

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

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