Lydia M. Stoltzfus, 80, mother of six, Mt. Hope and LGH volunteer, enjoyed collecting angels

By on June 27, 2018

Lydia M. Stoltzfus, 80, of Manheim, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Born in Gordonville, she was the daughter of the late Solomon H. and Katie Peachey King. Lydia was the loving wife of Reuben Z. Stoltzfus, and they observed their 60th wedding anniversary in November of last year.

She was an active and faithful member of Grace Brethren Church of Manheim. For many years, Lydia volunteered at the Lancaster General Hospital, Women and Babies Hospital, and the Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community. Her interests included crafts, working with plastic canvas, camping, collecting angels, and dining out.

Surviving in addition to her husband: Reuben; are four daughters: Katie K. Buggy of Elizabethtown; Elsie B. Albright of Lititz; Barbara K., wife of Marlin Seiders of Manheim; Mary Ann, wife of Tom Wolf of Lititz; two sons: Solomon K., husband of Joy Stoltzfus; David K., husband of Sandy Stoltzfus all of Manheim, 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Elsie Barbara Stoltzfus of Fort Mill, S.C.

Preceding her in death is a grandson, David Stoltzfus Jr. and two sons-in-law, Patrick R. Buggy and Michael A. Albright.

Services were held June 22 at Grace Brethren Church of Manheim, with Reverend Jeffrey L. Dunkle officiating. Interment was in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Lydia’s memory to: Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or Grace Brethren Church of Manheim, 333 E. High St., Manheim, PA 17545.

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

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