Lillie Mae Gochnauer, 92, homemaker, mother of four, enjoyed family reunions, cat lover

By on July 13, 2016

Lillie Mae Gochnauer, 92, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her Lititz home on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

She was born at Schaum’s Corner to the late Elmer and Grace (Weachter) Shreiner. Lillie’s husband of 63 years, Eugene C. Gochnauer, died in 2007.

A homemaker, early in life Lillie had worked at Thompson’s Shirt Factory in New Holland, and then Shore N Son in Brownstown, where she met Eugene before World War II. She enjoyed flowers, her cats, and watching animals and birds. Lillie loved family time, singing, and family reunions.

Lillie is survived by her four children: Vicki L., wife of Alan Ingram, of Lititz; Judy A., wife of Michael Hibshman, of Stevens; Jean O., wife of Roy Garrett, of Pequea; and David E. Gochnauer, husband of Shelly, of Lititz; five grandchildren: Kimberly Brickley of Annville; Kristen Sheaffer of Portland, Ore.; Megan Oberst of Parkville, Md.; Devon Daymude of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and Michael Garret of Pequea; six great-grandchildren: Emily Brickley; Ruth, Noah, and Lillian Oberst; Briar Daymude; and Calvin Sheaffer; and seven siblings: Evelyn Cammauf; Gloria Wolf; Jane Houser; Nancy, wife of Kenneth Fern; Elmer Shreiner Jr., husband of Vera; Charles Shreiner; and Richard Shreiner.

Her sister, Miriam Burkholder, preceded Lillie in death.

A viewing will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., with Chaplain Nilda Roman officiating, on Friday, July 15, at Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To place a condolence online, visit Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.


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