Kathryn E. Wolfe, 94, Warner-Lambert retiree, enjoyed flower gardening

By on March 11, 2015

Kathryn E. Wolfe, 94, of Manheim, passed away peacefully Monday, March 2, 2015, at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born in Elstonville, she was the daughter of the late Elmer K. and Rosa Garmen Summy. She was the wife for 59 years to the late Dale R. Wolfe who died in 2010 and also to the late S. Milford Shelly, her first husband.

Kathryn retired from the former Warner-Lambert Corp., Lititz. She was an active and faithful member of Jerusalem Church, Manheim, where she was nursery attendant, active with the women’s guild and with church picnics and bazaars. Kathryn enjoyed flower gardening and going out to eat and drinking coffee with family and friends. She volunteered at Nearly-Nu Thrift Shop, Manheim, and Pleasant View Retirement Community Thrift Shop. Kathryn also enjoyed traveling to the family cabin in Perry County.

Kathryn’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the family of Ephraim and Daisy Shelly for their kindness throughout the years.

Surviving are two daughters: Glenda L., wife of Clarence “Jack” Gantz of Denver; Judy S., wife of Larry Roth of Lititz; a son: Theodore S., husband of Sandra Shelly of Elizabethtown; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert, husband of Joan Summy of Manheim; John Summy of Myerstown; two sisters: Doris Stroud of Manheim; and Janet Michael of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by infant sister: Ruth Summy; and a brother: Harvey Summy.

Services were held March 6 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Penryn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Kathryn’s memory to Bethany Children’s Home, 1863 Bethany Road, Womelsdorf, PA 19567.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit buchfuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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