Verna Longacre, 86, marimba dancer, portrait painter, beauty shop owner, enjoyed golfing

By on May 8, 2019

Verna Longacre, 86, of Lititz, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019.

In the late 1940s, she tap danced with the Mary Jane All Girl Marimba Band. In the early 1950s, she worked with Reg Kehoe’s Marimba Queens as a dancer. A 1950 graduate of Mount Joy High School, she went to work for Vere Bishop-Bishop Studio where she painted all the portraits. In 1967, she went to cosmetology school and in 1969, opened her own beauty shop, where she retired in January of 2002.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown. She was a life member of the Milton Grove Sportsmen’s Club, where she enjoyed fishing. She was Past Matron of the Elizabethtown Chapter 407 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed many hobbies, including golfing, oil painting, reading, knitting, and gardening.

Verna was the wife of the late James S. Longacre, and the daughter of the late Kathryn and John B. Myers.

She is survived by a half-brother: Vaughn Myers, of Lancaster.

There will be no services, as were her wishes.

To send a condolence, visit Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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