Mildred M. Geiter, 94, Hamilton Watch employee, juried theorem painter, enjoyed crocheting

By on February 3, 2016

Mildred M. “Millie” Geiter, 94, of Lancaster, and formerly of Manheim, went to be with the Lord Jan. 23, 2016 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster.

She was the wife of the late Edward F. Geiter Jr., who passed away in December 2004. Born in Manheim Township, she was the daughter of the late Anna M. and George E. Rankin.

She had been employed by Hamilton Watch Co., the former Bureau of Navy Inspection, and Schick Electric. She was a theorem painter since 1975. She also demonstrated and taught theorem painting. She attended many craft shows as a juried member of the Lancaster Designer Craftsmen in both theorem and copper enameling. She was also juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. She had been an active member of Grace Evangelical Congregational Church of East Petersburg where she served many years as church board secretary and missionary fellowship president. She was also a member of the East Petersburg Area AARP. She enjoyed crafts, reading, and crocheted many prayer shawls for her daughter’s church.

She is survived by a daughter: Kathy, wife of Henry Hershey, Lititz. She will also be missed by the extended family.

A memorial service was held Jan. 20 at Salem Lutheran Church of Kissel Hill, Lititz. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Millie’s memory may be made to the Mennonite Home Benevolent Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To leave a online condolence for the family, visit visit debordsnyder.com. DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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