Archives for January 2021

Rose Ella Rainwater

Rose Ella Rainwater, age 84 passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2021, due to lung cancer.  She was born June 2, 1936 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Raymond W. Crandall and Myrtle L. Coil Crandall. She was married to her longtime love, Fay L. Rainwater on December 31, 1951. Rose loved to be with family and friends. Her most cherished times were spent with her children and grandchildren. What a privilege to have been loved by such a beautiful, prayerful, kind, God-honoring woman. She Continue reading

Debra Absher

In Memorial

Debra Absher, 66, of Lancaster, passed away Monday, January 24, 2021. Cremation Services of Lancaster     717-273-6283 Continue reading

Barbara W. Wagner

"We just do what needs to be done” was one of the philosophies that Barbara Winifred (Meshey) Wagner chose to live by in her 81 years of earthly life. It was this positive, strong-willed quality that helped her survive the loss of her parents at an early age, the courage to enter the professional world as a single mother to four young children and the resilience to battle a failing body throughout the past five years. Possessing a humble nature and kind smile, she was a rock and friend to those Continue reading

Janet B. Rachor

Janet Bonita Rachor, 67, of Marticville, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital after a sudden respiratory incident. She was the devoted wife of Richard Martin Rachor, and the daughter of the late Kenneth and Ruth Flickinger. Janet was born in Lancaster, PA and graduated from Penn Manor High School. Janet and Rich met while working at Two Guys in Lancaster. She had a brand new 1972 Dodge Challenger, “banana yellow, with four on the floor”. She drove him Continue reading

Felix Jose Nunez

In Memorial

Felix Jose Nunez, 36, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. Cremation Services of Lancaster     717-273-6283 Continue reading

Peyton Alkire

          Pey was born during a storm of babies in Winchester, Virginia on March 12, 2007.  He was two weeks late.  A Pitocin- fueled induction a few days earlier hadn’t especially motivated him and I maintain it took a huge meal of Mexican food to finally get him rolling into the world.  He was born with the longest fingers I’ve ever seen- fingers he instantly clasped together like a little Buddha, already at peace with the world.  His eyes Continue reading

Billie George Schwan, Jr.

Billie George Schwan, Jr, 64, of Lancaster, passed away January 16, 2021. He and his wife, Bobbie, would have celebrated 17 years of marriage in April.  He was the son of the late Billie George Schwan, Sr. and Mary Ellen (McSween) Schwan. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Schwan.  He is survived by two siblings, Hugh Schwan and Missy (Schwan) Rutland of Mississippi.  He has four nephews, one niece and many step grandchildren. He was a Navy veteran and worked for Suburban Cable as Continue reading

Chong Soon Reheard

In Memorial

Choong Soon Reheard, 67 of Airville PA passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021.  She was the wife of James W Reheard. Cremation Services of Lancaster 717-273-6283 Continue reading

Johnny M. Rhynes

Johnny M. Rhynes, 80 passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14th, 2021, at home surrounded by family. Born April 1st in Macon, GA. Johnny was the son of the late Johnny M Rhynes Sr and Anna (Cooper) Rhynes. In addition to his parents Johnny was preceded in death by his brothers David Rhynes and Jimmy Rhynes, his daughter Cynthia Rhynes and a son Johnny Ivey.  Johnny was retired from Armstrong. Johnny grew up in his hometown church, Greater Turner Tabernacle A. M.E.  Macon, Continue reading

Harry K. Rush

Harry K Rush, 78, Old Postcard Connoisseur Harry K Rush, 78, of Willow Valley, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, passed away on January 17, 2021, from a short battle with cancer. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1942 he was the eldest son of the late Kenneth P Rush and the late Dorothy M (Anderson) Rush.  Raised in Bloomsbury, NJ and later moving to Blairstown, NJ, he was a 1960 graduate of Blairstown High School.  His senior project on Cuba resulted in a correspondence and Continue reading

Elmer C. Leigey III

In Memorial

Elmer C. Leigey III, 70, of Ephrata PA was called home to the Lord on January 16th, 2021. He spent his finally hours surrounded by his loving family. Formerly of the Clearfield area, He was the son of Elmer C. Leigey II and Alberta Maines Leigey. Elmer is preceded in death by; his loving wife of 50 years, Joy M. Leigey, his son Mark Leigey, and a Grandson Michael Leigey. Surviving are; his children,Sherry Leigey partner of Ken Kahley, Andrew Leigey husband of Monica, and Jolene Leigey, family Continue reading

Giselle “Ishi” Menke

Giselle "Ishi" Menke, age 96, died peacefully in her sleep on January 11, after a long and mercifully slow decline from Alzheimer's.  She was a retired German teacher at the French International School, now Lycée Rochambeau, in Bethesda, Maryland. Born in Hamburg on May 5, 1924, Giselle grew up in Berlin.  Her adolescent years in Hitler's Germany, with all the terror and deprivations of civilian life in wartime, left her with a deep commitment to peace and to the universal respect for human Continue reading