Rosene J. Shenk, 80, Longenecker’s Greenhouse worker, enjoyed childcare, and long walks

By on November 20, 2018

Rosene J. Shenk, 80, of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2018 at United Zion Retirement Community.

Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Linn C. and Mildred Hostetter Longenecker. She was the loving wife of Harry B. Shenk for 62 years on Sept. 22.

A homemaker, Rosene was a member of Lancaster Alliance Church. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked in the family business of the former Longenecker’s Wholesale Greenhouses in Manheim. Rosene always enjoyed caring for children in the church nursery and working in her lawn and flower gardens. She also delighted in sewing clothing for her children, hiking and taking long walks with her husband.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Cyndi K., wife of Dr. Brian Dawson, of Loveland, Ohio; Kevin R., husband of Christine Fenicle Shenk, of Lititz; and Douglas L., husband of Mindy Storr, of Granger, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Marilyn Sanko Ebel, wife of William Ebel, of Lancaster; and Garry L., husband of Peg Longenecker, of Manheim.

She was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren.

The family thanks the staff of United Zion Retirement Community for the care provided to Rosene during her time there.

A memorial service was held Nov. 17 at Lancaster Alliance Church. Private interment will be in the Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Manheim.

If desired, contributions may be made in her memory to United Zion Retirement Community Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To express a condolence with the family, visit Spence Funeral Services, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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