Lois A. Derr, 86, RCA retiree, enjoyed going to the beach, and time spent with family and friends

By on December 14, 2016

Lois A. Derr, 86, formerly of Ephrata, the Akron area, and Lititz, passed away quietly on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Maple Farm, Akron.

Born in Lancaster, and raised in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late George and Ethel Albert of Mount Joy.

Lois attended Columbia High School and was employed and retired after 35 years as a tube inspector for RCA Corp. in 1995. Lois loved traveling to the beach, visiting her friends, and the fun times with family made her happy in later years. The last two years she enjoyed her life residing at Keystone Villa, Ephrata. Bingo, country rides, entertainment shows, the dining room, and socializing at her hairdresser appointments, all provided by the great staff of Keystone, were highlights during her stay.

Lois is survived by a son: Robert L. Derr Jr., husband to Kathy, of Lititz; and two daughters: Wanda M. Jones, wife to Dick, of New Holland; and Kathleen Derr Francis of Cherry Hill, N.J.; eight grandchildren: Danielle (Jack) Van Natta of Colo.; Bree (John) Arvai of Michigan; R. Andrew Derr (Melissa) of Bainbridge; Ben L. Jones (Gwen) of Akron; Mindy Fulton (Jason) of Ephrata; Julia Shaklee-Sammons (Damian) of Philadelphia; Lesley Lonergan (Andy) of Colorado; Ian Francis (Sher) of Utah; 22 great-grandchildren; one niece: Gwenda Smith; and three nephews: Mitch and Scott Albert, and Gary Eshleman, all formerly of Mount Joy.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: George “Prince” and Ralph Albert; and one sister: Eleanor Eshleman.

Friends and family are invited to attend services at Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main St., Akron, on Wednesday, Dec. 14. A viewing/visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by service by Pastor Tom Weber. Private burial will be in Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603, Diabetic Association of Lancaster; or Akron Church of the Brethren.

To send the family online condolences visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements provided by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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