Mary Elizabeth Petticoffer, 81, Ephrata Hospital volunteer, mother of three, a woman of strong faith

By on January 4, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Petticoffer, 81, of Manheim, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz.

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Elam and Lizzie Dinger Gerhart. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Petticoffer who died in 1996.

Mary was a member of First Baptist Church, Lebanon, and she was a former member of Grace Fellowship Church, Ephrata. She volunteered at the Ephrata Community Hospital for many years. A woman of strong faith in Jesus Christ and the Bible, she loved being a wife and mother and spending time with her family.

Surviving are three children: Scott, husband of Jennifer Petticoffer, of Longview, Texas; Todd, husband of Melanie Petticoffer, of Manheim; Lisa, wife of Randall Bomberger, of Glen Burnie, Md.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister: Lorraine Cassel of Manheim.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Elmer, Monroe, and Jacob Gerhart; and two sisters: Mae Weisert and Annabelle Brenner.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at First Baptist Church, 20 Linden Road, Lebanon, on Friday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a public viewing at the church on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and again at the church on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Mellinger’s Union Cemetery, Schoeneck.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Mary’s memory to United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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