Kenneth S. Crills, 89, Nolt’s Ponds retiree, MGBC member, enjoyed traveling with his wife

By on June 19, 2019

Kenneth S. “Ken” Crills, 89, of Manheim, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

He was born on May 27, 1930, in Martindale, and was the son of the late Charles H. and Annie Sensenig Crills. Ken was the loving husband of Betty J. Haldeman Crills, and they would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13.

In his younger years, Ken worked for Victor Weaver’s Poultry, New Holland, and Spangler’s Flour Mill, Mount Joy. He retired as a truck driver from Nolt’s Ponds, Silver Springs. Ken was a dedicated member of Manheim Grace Brethren Church. He and his beloved wife, Betty enjoyed traveling but his favorite time was spent surrounded by his family both two-legged and four-legged.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Warren K., husband of Lora Taylor Crills, Manheim; and David L., husband of Sadie Smucker Crills, Leola; two grandsons: Joshua D., husband of Billie Jo Wall Crills, Columbia; and Ethan Crills, Sheafferstown; two granddaughters: Linde D. Symonkhonh, wife of Philip, Manheim; and Tianna N. Stoneback, wife of Cody, Ephrata; one great-grandson: Dylan; and a great-granddaughter, due in September. He is also survived by four brothers: Harold S., Robert S., Harvey S., and Jay S. Crills; and a sister: Grace S. Gerhart, all of the Ephrata area.

He was preceded in death by a grandson: Logan T. Crills; and sister: Irene S. Zartman.

Services were held June 15 at Grace Brethren Church of Manheim, with Rev. Jeffrey L. Dunkle officiating. Interment was in West Green Tree Brethren Cemetery, Elizabethtown.

In lieu of flowers, prayerfully consider sending donations in Ken’s memory to Grace Brethren Church, 333 E. High St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home Manheim handled the arrangements.

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