Iona M Benjamin, 83, Lebanon, passed away March 4. She was preceded in death by her husband. Surviving are daughters, Darlene Barrett, Iona “Peaches” Facciponti, and Valerie Ventre; grandchildren; and greatgrandchildren.
Luella Jane Coffen, 82, passed away in Good Samaritan Hospital on March 3. Luella was the wife of the late Paul W. Coffen Sr. Surviving are her children, David L. Coffen, Sharon L. Swigonski, Ann I. Boltz, and Rodger A. Coffen, all of Lebanon, Woodrow J. Coffen of Prospect, Tenn., and Rachel R. Coffen of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jason J. Wagner, Jessica L. Gutshaw, Zachery A. Gutshaw, Virginia A. Mentzer, Shawn A. Coffen, Darienne J. Coffen, and Nicholas R. Carvell; brothers and sisters, Joan Dundore of Lebanon, Alma Thompson of Wolmelsdorf, Edith Kleinfelter of Lebanon, Joseph Rutter of Massachusetts, Frances Mitchell of Missouri, and Robert Rutter of Lebanon.
Kathaleen Mary “Nan” (Neidig) Conrad, 68, passed away March 3 at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth C. Conrad; daughter, Valerie Anne (Conrad) White, wife of Carlton of Palmyra; grandsons, Calvin Jordon Conrad-Kline and Carson Wesley Conrad-White; siblings, Robert, husband of Linda Neidig of Alaska, Beverly Ann Royce of North Carolina, Thomas Neidig of Jonestown, Leroy Gettle, Jr. of Tower City, Chris, husband of Sharon Gettle of Harrisburg; many nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews.
Joan Donbaugh, 71, of Hershey, passed away February 28 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. She is survived by sons; William Funkhouser, of Hershey, Michael Funkhouser, of Palmyra, and Barry Donbaugh, of Halifax, PA; sister, Ruth Ann Carreno, of Hershey; grandaughters; Tara Funkhouser, of Elizabethtown, and Ashleigh Funkhouser, of Palmyra; and grandsons; Daegan Donbaugh, of Halifax, PA, Jackson Donbaugh, of Hershey, and Kolby Donbaugh.
Margaret M. "Molly" Dowhower, 86, Lebanon, passed away March 3 at her home. Surviving are daughter, Sharon spouse of Robert Griffiths, Lebanon; son, Daniel spouse of Constance Dowhower; grandchildren, Robin McCabe, Robert L. Griffiths, Todd M. Griffiths, Jeffrey Zimmerman; great-grandchildren, Megan McCabe, Patrick McCabe, Morgan Griffiths, Todd Griffiths, Jr., Anthony Griffiths, Tyson Griffiths, Athena Griffiths; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Leroy B. Donhower Jr.
Donna Kay Drum, 67, passed away March 2 at Cedar Haven. She was the wife of the late Ronald E. Drum. Donna is survived by her sister, Beverly A. Hibschman of Bel Air, Md., and cousins.
Margaret M. Engle, 93, passed away March 6 at the Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, Manheim. She was the wife of the late Roger L. Engle. Surviving is a son, James R. husband of Karen Engle of Manheim; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and great great-grandson.
James R. Gassert, 70, of Lebanon, passed away March 7 at home. He was the husband of the late Linda (Donmoyer) Gassert. James is survived by a daughter, Jamie R. Gassert, a grandson, Dakota Gassert, and a sister, Beck Dietz.
Evelyn M. Goas, 90, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Mar. 4 at York Terrace Nursing Home, Pottsville. She was the widow of Marlin T. "Spook" Goas. Evelyn is survived by a son, Rollin "Mike" Naus and wife, Patricia, Schuylkill Haven; daughters, Karen Sweigert, Schuylkill Haven, Beth Ann Gavaletz and husband, Dan, Florida, Susan Drey and husband, James Sr., Schuylkill Haven, and Jayne Herndon and husband, John Sr., Pottsville; grandchildren, Michael and R. Wesley Naus, Lisa Bott, Krista and David Sweigert, Jodi Thompson, Lora Heffner, James Jr. and Matthew Drey, John Jr., Jason and Robert Herndon and Amanda Koperna; great-grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn Koch, Schuylkill Haven.
Robert C. Haag, 88, of Minersville, passed away Mar. 7. He is survived by his wife, Jean Marie Mistishun Haag; daughters, Sandra Lee Kramer and her husband, Elmer, Minersville, and Debra Jean Umbenhauer and her husband, Robert, Pottsville.
John A. Heverling, 92, passed away March 7 at Elmcroft Assisted Living Community. Surviving are daughter, Karen Heverling of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren, Kristin Nommensen of Bakersfield, Calif., and Erika Myers of Concord, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Conner Nommensen, Brock Myers, Ainsley Nommensen, Brynn Myers, Ellery Myers, Reed Myers, and Shelby Nommensen; and brother, Richard Heverling of Palmyra. He was preceded in death by wife, Jane E. Heverling nee Ayers.
Kenneth "Pep" M. Hunsicker, 77, Lebanon, passed away February 27 at his residence. He was the husband of Dorothy "Dottie" J. (Harnish) Hunsicker. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Veronica Hunsicker of Deland, Fla., Lisa A. Primeau of Tremont, Debra Hunsicker of Douglassville, Melinda Hunsicker of Lebanon; sons, Robert Buckmoyer of Lebanon, Pep husband of Lindsay Hunsicker of Douglassville, Scott Hunsicker of Myerstown; grandchildren, Emily Buckmoyer, Samantha, Deryk, Alexa, Kody and Jason Hunsicker, Joshua, Noah and Caleb Primeau; and a sister, Jackie Klick of Lebanon.
Margaret A. Israel, 104, Spang Crest Manor passed away March 3 in the Manor. She was the wife of the late Harry C. Israel. Surviving, in addition to her son Thomas, are daughter Ann Uphouse of Chester Springs; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all of whom reside in the Philadelphia area.
Richard A. 'Rick' Knorr, 59, passed away March 4 at his residence. He was the husband of Mary S. (Kramer) Knorr. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Frederick, husband of Lynda Knorr of Jonestown; several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn M. Koons, 83, Valley View, passed away Mar. 6 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ceylon G. Koons. Surviving are a daughter, Faye D. Koons, Valley View; grandson, Joseph J. Koons, Valley View; nieces and nephews.
Monte L. Kopp, 85, of Tower City, passed away Mar. 8. Surviving are his wife, Ruth I. Kroah Kopp; daughters, Ruth Kopp Hagy, Dauphin, and Betsy Kopp York, Alexandria, Va.; a grandson, Michael York and his wife, Christine, Virginia; a sister, Betty Dean and her husband, Dr. William Dean, Geneva, N.Y.; and a sister-in-law, Ann Hollis Kopp, Tennessee.
Ira J. Light, 91, passed away March 6 at Countryside Christian Community. He was the husband of Margaret Kauffman Light. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a stepdaughter, Suzane L. Bray of Palmyra; step grandchildren, Bill, Jr. and Brian, husband of Beth; step great-grandchildren, Charlie, Meghan, Sarah, ad Patrick; and a step greatgreat- granddaughter, Emily.
Edna M. Lockart, 93, Myerstown, passed away March 2 in her home. She was the wife of the late David H. Lockart. She is survived by a son, David, husband of Antonia Kelderman of Roseville, Calif,; a daughter, Jill, wife of Robert Lewis of Maineville, Ohio; granddaughters, Beth, Meredith, wife of Jeffrey Blum, and Abbie, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; nieces; and nephews.
James A. Matthew, 72, Lebanon, passed away March 2 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Ethel M. (Levengood) Matthew. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Treva F. Matthew of Lebanon; friend, Janet Paszik; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carl O. Miller, 88, passed away March 1 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Berneice Duborow Miller. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons. Michael C. Miller of Libertyville, Illinois, Noble A. Miller of Annville; a daughter. Stephanie J., wife of Rob Clark of Palmyra; a sister, Marilyn Daubert of Annville; and grandchildren. Corbin and Deanna.
George W. Moyer, 90, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Mar. 2 at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street. He was the widower of Anna Miller Moyer. He is survived by his companion, Elizabeth "Betty" Cresina; a sister, Viola Long, Orwigsburg; nieces and nephews.
Henry R. Nepi, 84, passed away March 2 at Cedar Haven Nursing Home. He is survived by children, Denise Loser of Jonestown, Diane Moyer of Cleona, Marie Leach of Dickinson, N.D., and Michael Nepi of Bartlett, Tenn.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and sisters, Josephine Dellinger, Gloria Houser, Clara Snyder, and Lucy Pietsch.
Daniel Michael Nazario-Guthridge, 30, passed away March 1 at Lewistown Hospital. He was the son of Ramon Nazario and Cindy Guthridge who survive. In addition to his parents, Daniel is survived by siblings, Crystal Brought of Lewistown, Ramon Brandt of Lebanon, Nicole Nazario-Guthridge of Lewistown; step-brother, Christopher Molina of Reading; and step-sister, Jeri Angelo of Lebanon.
Catherine L. Odenwelder, 89, passed away March 2 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. She was the wife of Willard L. Odenwelder. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sally, husband of Michael Swanger of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Kent Odenwelder of Windham, N.H.; grandchildren, Gretchen and Emily Swanger, and Carolyn and David Odenwelder; great-grandchildren; and a brother, Orrin Bauer of Walnutport.
Rees D. "Reesie Man" Parham, 7, passed away March 3 at his Myerstown residence. He was the son of Barry Omar and Holly (Golden) Parham. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Shae and Sylvie Parham of Myerstown; a brother, Asher Parham of Myerstown; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Lana Parham of Slatington; maternal grandparents, William and Karen Golden of Mt. Pocono; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, and extended family.
Martha Albert Putnam passed away February 28 in the Melech Hospice House in Tampa, Fla. She was the wife of the late Rhea Putnam. Surviving are her children, Pamela (Lee) Moeller of Clear Lake, Iowa, Lyn Heinz of Tampa, Fla., Stephen of West Burke, Vermont, and Peter (Jane) of North Andover, Mass. ; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, Paul and wife Alice of Myerstown; cousin, Bob Albert and wife, the former Mary Louise Miller of West Palm Beach, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Robert W. Rainbow, 88, passed away March 4 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Rowann S. (Steves) Rainbow. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Allan, husband of Rebecca Rainbow of Myerstown, Bryan, husband of Carolyn Rainbow of Burlington, N.C., and Daryl, husband of Geraline Rainbow of Worcester, Mass.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Benjamin G. Ressler, 61, Reading, passed away March 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was a son of Minerva B. (Gerhart) Rice and the late George R. E. Ressler. Surviving also are a son, Benjamin G. Ressler, II of Ephrata; a brother, Robert Ressler of Newmanstown; sisters, Rose Ann James of Yeagerstown, and Lillian Brossman of Alburn.
Kathryn M. 'Sis' Rothermel, of Traditions of Hershey, passed away March 3 in the Hospice & Community Care facility in Mount Joy. Surviving are children, Harold H. 'Bud' (Cheryl) Heinbaugh of Rockledge, Fla., Donald L. (Glenda) Rothermel of Orbisonia, and Linda J. (Wayne) McKinley of Lititz; brothers, Jim Muggio of Middletown, Larry (Mary) Muggio of Williamstown, and Harold 'Buddy' (Barbara) Muggio of York; sisters, Sabelle Baker, Janet Chubb, and Fairlee Underkoffler, all of Millersburg; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands, Harold H. Heinbaugh and Elwood D. 'Nip' Rothermel.
Blanche A. Ruoss, 92, Myerstown, passed away March 7 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of Samuel Ruoss. Mrs. Ruoss is survived by daughters, Sylvia, wife of Felix Perrero of Palmyra, Carol, wife of Michael Patches of Newmanstown, and Susan, wife of Kenneth Shirk of Mt. Zion; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; a sister, Valeria Hoy of Mt. Penn; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara Ann Ogurcak Seaman, 80, formerly of Grantville, passed away March 3. She was the widow of Richard E. Ogurcak and of Jacob B. Seaman. Surviving are her children, Richard S., husband of Janice Ogurcak of Williamsport, Brian, husband of Lynn Ogurcak of Grantville, and Rosemarie C., wife of Michael Fuhrman of Lebanon; sister, Lois Tomlinson; stepbrother, Leroy Lough; stepsisters, Beverly Schuette, Dottie Keating, and Mary Kaliher; grandchildren; step grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and step greatgrandchildren.
Christine Sherman, 88, Lebanon, passed away March 2 at Tremont Nursing Home. Surviving are husband, Paul E. Sherman; family members, Kimerberly Rittle, JoAnn Rittle, Beverly Rittle, Helen spouse of Ronald Rittle.
Anna U. Shott, 91, passed away March 2 in Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Gilbert S. Shott. She is survived by nephews, John W. Umberger and wife Melanie, Jasper Georgia, and James W. Umberger and wife Vicki, Freedom.
Claude L. "Sailor" Slingwine, 89, formerly of Tower City, passed away Mar. 6 at Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mae Baker Slingwine. Surviving are daughters, Diane Schwalm and her husband, Dale, Orwin, Annette Weaver and her husband, Chris, and Janice Yourgal and her husband, Joe, both of Tower City; granddaughters, Melissa Schlauderaff, Jennifer Stroup and Meredith Yourgal; great-grandchildren, Colton and Cassidy Schlauderaff and Katherine and Kristina Stroup.
Lawrence H. 'Temp' Templin, 96, Hummelstown, passed away March 7 in The Middletown Home. Temp was preceded in death by his wife, Stella K. 'Dellie' Yeagley Templin. Surviving are a son, L. Robert Templin, husband of Elaine Criswell Templin of Hummelstown; daughter, Carolyn M. Hosler, wife of Joseph Hosler of Hershey; grandchildren, Pam Deal, wife of Scott Deal of Hummelstown, Scott Templin of Rutherford, Kim Hosler of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Kris Hosler of Harrisburg; great-grandchildren, Melissa Fullerton, wife of Ike, and David Deal, husband of Jamie, both of Hummelstown, and Gordon Stoner and Abigail Stoner, both Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; great great-grandchildren, Madison Deal, Tytan Deal, Samantha Fullerton, Makayla Fullerton, and Kelsey Fullerton, all of Hummelstown; sister, Mary A. Fach of Middletown; sister-in-law, Mary Yeagley Templin of Campbelltown; and several nieces and nephews.
Sarah 'Sally' Catherine (Fleegal) Wagner, 70, Palmyra, passed away March 6 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. She is survived by her husband, Dale L. Wagner; sons, Jim L. Wagner and wife, Michelle of Palmrya, and Darryl L. Wagner and wife, Bethann of Palmyra; a granddaughter, Jennifer M. Wagner of Palmyra; and a sister, Gwyn Fleegal of Zelienople.
Mildred R. (nee Stertzel-Kirn) Wilhelm, 97, Upper Tulpehocken Twp., passed away March 2 at her residence, just three days before her 98th birthday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley K. Wilhelm. She is survived by daughters, Gloria A. wife of Merril S. Kauffman, Strausstown, and Barbara S. wife of Stanley M. Stoudt, Myerstown; a son, Philip J. Wilhelm husband of Carol A. (Kline) Wilhelm, Strausstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Thomas H. "Harry" Williams, 89, of Muir, passed away Mar. 7 at the Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center, Tremont. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Herb Williams; sons, Robert "Abe" Williams and his wife, Carol, Muir, and Patrick Williams and his wife Daryl, Tremont; grandchildren, Charles Roeder, Kristin, Ryan and Corey Williams and Ashley Johnson; great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Anika, Adam and Brynna Roeder; nieces and nephews.
Harriet L. Wolfe, 93, Hegins, passed away Mar. 6 at Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Z. "Jiggs" Wolfe. Surviving are grandsons, Ricky Michael and his wife, Lisa, Tremont, and Terry Michael, Spring Glen; granddaughters, Beverly Reiner and her husband, Gene, Klingerstown, Cindy Paul and her husband, David, Lykens, and Sandy Weaver and her husband, Ricky, Pillow; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Thelma Wolfe; several nieces and nephews.
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