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Obituaries

Sarah H. Brightbill, 92, formerly of Cleona, passed away May 18, in Hill Farm Estate, Annville. Surviving are children Linda L. (Jack) Messenger of Lebanon, Donna D. Koons of Palmyra, Ralph P. (June) Brightbill of Cleona, Gayle M. (Jeffrey) Messenger of Hershey and Sharon L. Lachapelle of Palmyra; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-granddaughter.

Kathryn Spitler Burianic, 94, wife of the late George D. Burianic, passed away May 20, at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home. She is survived by son, Terrance R. Herr; grandchildren, Jeffrey L. Herr, Gerald N. Herr and Dr. Nicole L. Loyd; and great-grandchildren, Amber Rose Herr and Tyler Justice Herr.

David Richard Chyke, 85, of Christiana, TN, formerly of Tower City, passed away May 19. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Ruth Hunter Chyke; sons, Timothy David Chyke and Joel Michael Chyke; granddaughters, Michelle Sophia Chyke and Elizabeth Ann Chyke; grandson, Joel Michael Chyke Jr.; and sister, Eleanor Chyke Doyle.

Shirley Ann "Fudd" Clark, 77, passed away May 18, in the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late William Robert Clark, Jr. Surviving are children, Richard C. (Brenda) Clark, Sr., Cathy Clark, Jeffrey (Kim) Clark, Jim (Linda) Clark, Terry Clark; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Bucks, all of Lebanon; brother, Michael (Gail) Smith, Fredericksburg;

Inga Margreta Corl, 72, passed away May 19 in her residence. She was the wife of the late Herman Arthur Moore. Surviving are sons, Steven A. (Ria) Moore of Lebanon, and Rex A. (Victoria) Moore of Annville; daughters, Karen (John) Hay of Willow Street, and Susan (Neil) Martin of Lebanon; grandchildren; great-granddaughter;  brother, Nils E. (Ann) Sohlman of Lebanon; and sister, Eva (Mark H.) Stahley of Palmyra.

Mary Jane (Bomgardner) Eckenrode, 88, formerly of Palmyra, passed away May 20 at The Lebanon Valley Home, Annville. She is survived by children, Cynthia (John) Hostetter, Thomas (Eustena) Eckenrode, Sr. and Joseph Eckenrode, Jr.; granddaughters, Lisa (Darnell) Smith  and Holly (Robert) Lyter; grandsons, Christopher Hostetter, Dennis (Adrienne) Eckenrode, Thomas (Danielle) Eckenrode, Jr., Rodney (Sharon) Eckenrode and Scott Eckenrode; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Ashlyn Eckenrode, Taylor Lyter, Caroline Eckenrode and Samantha (Robert) Gettle; great-grandsons, Steven Long, Cooper Eckenrode, Thomas Eckenrode III and Logan Lyter.

Suzanne L. (Solt) Elliott, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away May 15.  She is survived by sister, Mary Jane Handzus of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Linda Richards of Souderton; sons, Douglas R. of Phoenix, AZ, and Scott D. of New Cumberland; grandchildren, Katie, Elizabeth, and Christopher; and nephew, Thomas Handzus.

Anna Jean Fisher, 87, formerly of Myerstown, passed away May 18 at Cedar Haven, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late George A. Fisher. Surviving are daughter, Beryl (Frederic) Hoffman of Myerstown; sons, Glenn (Mariann) Fisher of Lebanon, Lynn R. (Sherri) Fisher of Myerstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great- great-grandchildren; sister, Eloise Gingrich of Middletown; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Anderson of Fairfax, VA, and Patricia Anderson of Savannah, GA; nieces and nephews.

Samson Oscar Goddard, infant son of Kyle and Kristina Goddard of Lebanon, passed away May 15 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sister, Jaselyn; brother, Jackson; grandparents, Mark and Karen Goddard, Raymond White and Denise Fravel; aunt, Jen; uncle, Andrew; cousins, Collin, Kaleigh, Arianna, Noah & Tyler; and other family.

Frances Miller Brubaker Habecker, 96, passed away May 19. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter. Surviving are sons, Gerald (Dolores), Marlin (Marilyn), Eugene (Marylou), Harold (Vicki), Melvin (Mary); daughter, LoisAnn (Ed); grandchildren, Kurt, Karole, Kaye, Kyle, Kelsea, Ben, Bari, David, Matthew, MaryBeth, Jennifer, Bethany, Jonathan, Patrick, Susannah, Daniel, Frances Katherine, and Elizabeth; and great-grandchildren.

Paul T. Heilman, 79, passed away May 17 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Gayle E. Hunberger Heilman. Paul is also survived by sons, Jeffery L. (Lori) Heilman of Elizabethtown, Michael S. Heilman of Lebanon; daughter, Kelly J. (Jeffrey) Stahlnecker of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jeremy (Jennifer) Heilman, Kyle Heilman, Ashley Stahlnecker; great-grandson, Elijah Heilman; and sisters, Arnetta Gundrum and Betty Ingram, both of Indiana.

Emily Nicole Hornberger, 23, of Hegins, passed away May 18 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was the daughter of Gary L. and Kathy L. Hoch Hornberger, Hegins. Also surviving are maternal grandparents, Daniel and Patricia Hoch, Harrisburg; paternal grandparents, Charles and Sarah Hornberger, Ashland; sisters, Becky Kostinko, Hegins, Laura Shiley, Wiconisco, Amanda Bixler, Hegins, and Ashley Hornberger, Hegins;  brother, Blake Hornberger, Hershey; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thelma I. Lengle, 76, of Pine Grove, passed away May 19 at Orwigsburg Center.  Surviving are nephews, George Lengle, Clyde Lengle, Richard (Beverly) Lengle, and Bruce (Melissa) Lengle; great-niece, Rebecca Lengle; great-nephews, Nicholas, Michael and Eric Lengle; great-great-nephew, Ethan Lengle; great-great-niece, Payton Lengle; and cousin, Alberta Madenford, Friedensburg.

Tammy Lynn Logan, 57, passed away May 18 at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of David Alan Logan, Sr., and the daughter of Patricia Heilman Plasterer of Lebanon.  Also surviving are sons, David Alan Logan, Jr. and Sean Patrick Logan of Lebanon; grandchildren, Devon and Aidan Logan; and brother, Douglas F. (Lori) Plasterer of Stewartstown.

Bonnie L. Neal, 62, of Pine Grove, passed away May 21 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Neal. Surviving are daughter, Kimberly Neal; sons, John Coffin and Leroy Coffin; grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Reed, Annie Reed and Dorothy Schaeffer; brothers, John Reed and Floyd "Butch" Reed; nieces and nephews.

Gail M. Pillsbury, 58, of Pine Grove, passed away May 20 at home. Surviving are daughters, Shannon Yoder, and Hope (Daniel) Orwig, both of Pine Grove; granddaughters, Taylor Orwig and Brooke Orwig; grandsons, Dylan Aungst and Jeffery Rumpf III; brother, Richard (Shirley) Rager, Pine Grove;  niece and a nephew.

Robert A. "Butch" Schoener, Jr., 57, passed away May 17 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Sheila M. (Dannecker) Schoener. and the son of Robert A. Schoener, Sr. and Gladys (Troutman) Schoener, both of Myerstown. Robert is also survived by son, Benjamin A. (Krista) Schoener;  daughter, Rebecca A. Schoener; and sisters, Deb Gingrich; Linda Bollinger; Sherri Fisher; and Jody Smith.

Jeanne Mae Strack, 68, of Myestown passed away May 12 at M. S. Hershey Medical Center. She was the daughter of Ida Umbenhen nee Haldeman. Surviving are husband, John F. Strack; sons, David M. Strack, Terry A. (Emily) Strack; grandchildren, Lacy Mae Strack, Dylan Strack; stepgrandchild, Kendall Achey; sisters, Janet Kohr, Joanne Piper; nieces, Rebecca DeAngelo, Tina Banner; nephews, Daniel Smith, Jacob Meyer.

Ryan A. Swanger, 39, of Wernersville passed away May 18 at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Patricia L. "Patty" (Kohr) Swanger. Also surviving are father and stepmother, Jeffrey L. and Joan N. Swanger of Womelsdorf; son, Caleb Swanger, at home; stepson, Jarad (Lauren) Kohr of Robesonia;  brother, Justin (Kelly) Swanger of Mohnton; stepsisters, Nancy Duchemin of Greenbrier, AR, and Jennifer (James) Chung of Snoqualmie, WA; stepbrother, Albert Minikus of Vernon, NJ; nieces and nephews.

Jessie W. Wolfe, 91, of Fredericksburg, passed away May 18 at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Sterling P. Wolfe. Surviving are sons, Sterling (Georgetta) Wolfe of Fredericksburg and Jeff (Starr Skishalley) Wolfe of Palmyra; brother, Charles Wise of Lebanon; grandchildren, Todd (Billie) Wolfe of Fredericksburg and Heidi Vaitl of Jonestown; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathan and Brynn Wolfe and Olivia and Addison Vaitl.

Sara E. Zehring, 96, of Lebanon passed away  May 16, at Manor Care, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Paul R. Zehring. Sara is survived by nieces and nephews.