Mildred S. ‘Millie’ Wonder, 88, Ephrata grad, worked for Ephrata Agway and Fulton Bank, cat lover

By on August 20, 2014

Mildred S. “Millie” Wonder, 88, formerly of Brickerville, passed on at the United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz, on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Born in Brickerville, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Mazie Spangler Young. Millie was the loving wife of the late Carl E. Wonder who passed away in December 1995.

She graduated from Ephrata High School. Millie worked in her earlier years in the office for J.C. Penney, Ephrata, and Henry B. Hoover Co., Ephrata, which later became Ephrata Agway. In 1985 Millie retired after 20 years from Fulton Bank, Akron/Ephrata branch as a teller. She was a lifetime faithful member of Brickerville United Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and helped with the sewing circle. Millie was active with the Friendly Circle, a local senior citizens group where she participated in activities and tours. Millie enjoyed entering items of food, flowers, and fancy sewing work at the Ephrata and Manheim Farm Shows, and was very proud of all the ribbons she won. She was known for her quilting, crocheting and special detailed sewing. Millie loved her cats that she cared for throughout the years.

Surviving are two daughters: Susan L., wife of Gregory R. Bomberger, Patricia A., wife of Samuel Francis Smith III, all of Lititz; one grandson: Matthew Richard, husband of Amy Sue Bomberger: two granddaughters: Angela, wife of Joshua Thompson, Tracy, wife of the late Andrew Salsgiver: three great-granddaughters: Samantha, Katherine, and Margaret Thompson: two great-grandsons: David Thompson, Travis Salsgiver; and two sisters: Jeanette, wife of Earl Frable, and Evelyn Steffy all of Lititz. Millie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Chester, Howard, William, and Kenneth Young; and four sisters: Edith May, Miriam Groff, Alta Myer, and Bernetha Birkenbine.

Services were held Aug. 23 at Brickerville United Lutheran Church, Lititz. Interment followed in Brickerville Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Millie’s memory to Brickerville United Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 340 East 28th Division Highway, Lititz, PA 17543 or United Zion Retirement Community Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit Arrangements by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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