Naomi K. Witmer. 84, homemaker, worked on family farm, enjoyed baking and canning

By on July 8, 2015

Naomi K. Witmer, 84, of Manheim, died peacefully at home Friday, July 3, 2015.

Born in Penn Township, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Ruth Kulp Mumma. She was the loving wife of Harold F. Witmer and they observed their 64th wedding anniversary in November 2014.

For many years Naomi worked alongside her husband and children on the family farm. She was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Naomi enjoyed spending time in the mountains in Tioga County. A great homemaker throughout her life, Naomi loved sewing, cooking, baking, freezing, and canning foods.

Surviving in addition to her husband: Harold; are two sons: Harold Jr., husband of Nancy Witmer, of Elizabethtown; James Witmer of Pine Grove; a daughter: Rachel, wife of Jay Hilsher, of Manheim; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother: David, husband of Marian Mumma, of Pine Grove.

Preceding her in death is a son: Leon Witmer; and two sisters: Esther Heisey and Martha Groff.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, 6279 Main St., East Petersburg, on Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m.. There will be a viewing at the church on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., with additional viewing on Thursday morning one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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