Terry L. Smith

He enjoyed reading, playing cards, relaxing, watching movies & sleeping.

No Services Scheduled at this Time.

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Terry Smith went to spend eternal life with our Lord on July 13, 2019. He passed away peacefully (with a smile on his face) with family around him.

He is survived by three children, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Terry was very active with The Water Street Rescue Mission and served as a counselor for the CHOC program for four and a half years.

He enjoyed reading, playing cards, relaxing, watching movies and sleeping.

He always enjoyed the company of friends and family.

At this time there will be no formal services and any future services will be announced by David’s family.


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Ruth V. Budesheim

She loved her family, friends and found great joy in their company.

Funeral Services: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Ruth V. Budesheim, 93, of Washington Boro, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. Anne's Retirement Community where she had resided for the past sixth months. She was the wife of the late Robert Budesheim with whom she was married 54 years until his death in 2000. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Etta Rank Horner.

Ruth retired after many years of service from the Columbia Hospital where she worked in the laundry department. She was a faithful member of the Columbia Presbyterian Church and had served as a church Deacon.

She loved her family, friends and found great joy in their company.

Ruth is survived by her children, Paul M. husband of Kathy A. Budesheim; John J. Budesheim; Mary Jo McDonald; Angela R. wife of Bruce Banner; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her son, William R. Budesheim and seven siblings.

Funeral services will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. 519 Walnut St. Columbia PA on MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. David Powers, officiating. Entombment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may view one hour prior to the service.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider donations in Ruth's memory to "Hands Across the Street" 360 Locust St. Columbia PA 17512 or to St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave. 17512.

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Geraldine Swingler Beaston

She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her friends and classmates.

Funeral Services: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Geraldine Swingler Beaston, 92 of Columbia, PA died on July 16, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA. She was the wife of the late Carl "Andy" Swingler who passed away in 1972 and the late Charles M. Beaston who passed away in 1995. Born in Columbia on November 29, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Emma Rineer Wetzel.

In her younger years she helped her parents at Wetzel's Confectionary Store at 11th & Barber Streets in Columbia. She was also a volunteer for the Susquehanna Visitors Center in Columbia. She was a graduate of Columbia High School Class of 1944. She was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. She was an avid bingo player at the Columbia Fire Co. # 1. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her friends and classmates.

She is survived by a Daughter: Maxine Swingler of Columbia and a Son: Carl "Rock" husband of Tracey Groft Swingler of Columbia. Also surviving is a Step Son: Charles "Chip" Beaston husband of Kay Crist Beaston of Austin, TX and a Step Daughter: Jane Beaston Daggett wife of Richard Daggett of Oxford, PA., 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson: Andrew "Andy" Swingler in 2001. The family would like to thank Hospice and Community Care for the excellent care Geraldine received while she was in their care.

Funeral Services for Geraldine will be held from the Columbia United Methodist Church 5th & Walnut Streets Columbia, PA on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00AM with Rev. Thomas Grubbs officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 10:AM – 11:00AM. Interment will follow the services in Ironville Cemetery.

The family request that flowers be omitted. Memorial Contributions in Geraldine's memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville

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Sandra S. Beaston

Most important to her was spending time with her family & friends.

Memorial Service: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Sandra S. Beaston, 55, of Wrightsville, passed away at home on Monday, July 15, 2019. She was the wife of Steven. E. Beaston, Sr. with whom she would have celebrated 33 years of marriage in October. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Tomas Jr. and Sally Ann Reahm Swan.

A graduate of Penn Manor High School, Class of 1982, along with her husband Steve, Sandy was co-owner of Park Side Auto Sales. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, the outdoors and tending to her Koy pond. Most important to her was spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband are her sons, Steven E. Jr. husband of Katie Beaston and Jonathan M. husband of Ashley Beaston.

A memorial service will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jeremy C. McCombs, officiating. They family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In honor of Sandy, please consider donations in her memory to the York County SPCA at www.ycspca.org.

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Ronald L. Walter

Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was known for his American pride.

Funeral Services: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Ronald L. Walter, 83, of Wrightsville passed away on July 5th, 2019. He was born in York to the late Lind D. and Edith Mann Walter and was the last of his immediate family.

Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was known for his American pride. While in the Navy, he worked as boiler tech aboard the U.S.S. New DD818. Following his time of service, Ronald worked for Cole Steel for twenty five years and was head of the union at his place of employment before retiring. He then worked for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for another ten years before retiring again. Ronald loved sports, especially the New York Yankees and Giants, and the Philadelphia Flyers. He was also an A.S.A. umpire for a number of years and that is where he met his wife. Ronald was a member of the East Prospect Fish and Game Association and also the Tin Can Sailors.

Ronald leaves behind his wife of almost thirty four years, Denise Walter (Fisher) of Wrightsville, formerly of Columbia; his children, Karen, wife of William McMaster of Manchester, Lance, husband of Patricia Walter of Philadelphia; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a large extended family; his canine companion, Bean.

Services for Ronald will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Ronald’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Lebanon VA Hospital who cared for him and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lebanon VA Hospital, Mail Code 10V, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave, Lebanon, PA 17042. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com




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David D. Linville

David enjoyed riding his motorcycle, being outdoors and will be remembered for his sense of humor.

Private Funeral Services.

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David Linville, 53 of Columbia passed away on July 5th, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Baltimore, MD to Darlene Bell and the late Dennis Linville and had resided in Columbia for many years.

David leaves behind his daughter, Kelly Linville of Baltimore, MD; his mother Darlene Bell of Columbia; his siblings, Denise Stansbury of Columbia, Tony Tomko of Lancaster, Lisa Buss of Elizabethtown. In addition to his father, David was preceded in death by his loving grandparents Tony and Dolores Rossi; Marion Linville and Joseph & Marie Gerlovich.

At this time there will be no formal services and any future services will be announced by David’s family.


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Ruth K. Kent

Ruth was known as much for her style and grace as she was for her beauty and wonderful sense of humor.

Private Funeral Services.

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On the afternoon of July 3rd, 2019, Ruth K. Kent, 96, passed away of natural causes due to dementia, at Luther Acres, Lititz, PA.

Born in Carbondale, PA, Ruth was the daughter of the late Cecil J. and Elizabeth K. Kilmer. Her husband, Richard T. Kent, passed away in 1964. Her brother, Robert Kilmer, passed away in 2017.

A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School in Carbondale, PA, Ruth enjoyed an early career in banking and after many years, retired from International Salt Co., Clarks Summit, PA. Ruth was known as much for her style and grace as she was for her beauty and wonderful sense of humor. She was always dancing to the music.

Ruth leaves behind her daughter, Gail K. Beam (Ronald) of Mountville, PA and her son, Robert J. Kent (Mara) of Parkersburg, WV. Grandchildren; Michael Poff (Stephanie), Lancaster, Adam T. Poff (JoEllyn), Lancaster, Ashleigh P. Lambert (Brian), Alexandria, VA, Amy K. Stevens (Matt), Parkersburg, WV, Ryan J. Kent, Vienna, WV, Kristin B. Heller (Josh), Manheim and Danielle Beam, Lancaster. She was the proud Great Grandmother of Aiden, Madison, Adalyn, Sean, Sloane, Carter, Graham, Ben and Brad. Ruth also leaves behind her sisters in law; Ann Kilmer, Carbondale, PA and Eleanor McClelland, Bath, NY, as well as nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of St. John’s Herr Estate, Agape Way, Luther Acres and Masonic Village Hospice for all of the exceptional care, love and support that was given to our Mother and our family during this journey.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Luthercare Benevolent Fund, 600 E. Main St. Lititz, PA 17543. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com


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Naomi M. Roehm

She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother and nanny who was a great cook and baker.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 a. m.

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Naomi M. Roehm, 95, formerly of Landisville, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at her residence at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim. She was the wife of the late Vincent P. Roehm with whom she was married 58 years until his death in 2002. Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Annie Breitigan Waltz.

Naomi was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Lancaster. She retired after 25 years of working in the Hempfield H. S. cafeteria. She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother and nanny who was a great cook and baker. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends.

Naomi is survived by her children, Patricia, wife of Terry Stringfellow, Hatfield PA; Carolyn, wife of Michael Craig, Houston, TX; Charles, husband of Darlene Roehm, Manheim, PA; five grandchildren, Matthew, husband of Marcie Stringfellow, Plano, TX; Gregory, husband of Lisa Stringfellow, Hatfield, PA; Lynn, wife of Chris McGrew, Houston, TX; Kristen, wife of Gareth Jones, Norfolk, U. K.; Julia Roehm, Lancaster, PA; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Kara Stringfellow. She is survived by her brother Norman Waltz. Seven siblings preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 a. m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Naomi’s memory to the Benevolent Fund of Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. 247 Main St., Landisville PA. www.clydekraft.com


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Nancy K. Persing

Her faith and devotion to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sustained her through her life.

Funeral Services: Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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Nancy Kay Persing, 77, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was married for 28 years to the late Fred L. Bender, Sr. and the companion of S. Eugene Kulp until his death in 2017. Born in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Melba Shade Persing.

Nancy graduated in 1959 from the Lewistown High School and the South Dakota University with a degree in food service which she worked in for many years before retiring in 1996.

She was a member of the Milton Grove United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping, traveling, gospel music, the mountains, driving, going to the beach, shopping and spending time with her family and grandchildren and her rescue dog, Tori.

Her faith and devotion to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sustained her through her life for which we are eternally grateful.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa, wife of William O'Connor; Sheri, wife of Brian DeArmitt; Lorrie, wife of Rodney Groff; son, Fred L. Jr. husband of Kathy Bender; Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survives.

Funeral services will be held at the Milton Grove U.M. Church, 2026 Cloverleaf Road, Mount Joy PA 17552 Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jamie Pietsch, officiating. Friends may view at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown PA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.philadesv.wish.org.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.


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Dorothy Irene Royer

An avid reader and enjoyed doing puzzles.

Funeral Services: Monday, July 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

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Dorothy I. Royer, 87, of Columbia passed away on June 25 th , 2019. She was born in Milwaukee, WI to the late Curtis and Janice Powell.


Dorothy worked for many years in the bindery department of
Brookshire Printing, Lancaster. She was an avid reader and enjoyed
doing puzzles. Dorothy treasured time with her family and loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She proudly served her country during her husband’s military service having five children born in five different states.


Dorothy leaves behind her children, Katherine, wife of Robert Leaman of Columbia, Edward, Jr., husband of LuAnn Royer of Lancaster, Daniel Royer, fiancé of Leslie Detwiler of Kernersville, NC, Richard Royer of
Manheim; seven grandchildren, Renee Havrilla Rahe (Doug), Joseph Havrilla (Mandee), Phillip Havrilla (Vanessa), Susan Zeamer (Chad), Kristy Royer, Cody Rose Kellander, Traci Cornelison (Alex); thirteen
great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Royer, Sr. in 2014 and her daughter Linda Shafer (Frank) in 2004.


Services for Dorothy will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1 st , 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St. Columbia, PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time. She will be laid to rest with her late husband at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Anne’s Retirement Community c/o the Giving Office,
3952 Columbia Ave, Columbia, PA 17512.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com.


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David Michael Millhouse, Sr.

Enjoyed boating, spending time with his grandchildren & watching his Dallas Cowboys.

Celebration of Life at a later date.

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David Michael Millhouse, Sr. 57, of Columbia passed away on June 21st, 2019. He was born in Lancaster to Kenneth Millhouse and the late Joan O’Connor and was a lifelong resident of this area. Dave was known to be laid back and hard working. He enjoyed boating, spending time with his grandchildren, and watching his Dallas Cowboys.

Dave leaves behind his wife of twenty seven years, Tina Millhouse of Columbia; his children, David Millhouse, Jr, Charles Kinard, and Tarra Christensen all of Columbia; two grandchildren; his sister, Marcella Millhouse of Columbia; his brother, Kenneth Millhouse of Maytown.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at a later date and will be announced by his family. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com


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Patrick P. O'Reilly

Private Services

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Patrick P. O'Reilly, 56, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at home. Born in and a lifelong Columbia resident, he was the son of the late James W. Sr. and Charlotte "Sis" Bransby O'Reilly.

Pat was employed for 23 years at the U.S. Lock and Hardware Company, Columbia and later at KRB Machinery. For the past few years he was the caretaker of his mother until her death on June 5, 2019.

He is survived by his brothers, James W. Jr.; Shawn B.; niece, Kelsie B. He was preceded in death by his son, Cody Campbell.

A private burial will be held in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp, officiating.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., www.clydekraft.com


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Ruth E. Nagel

Enjoyed working in her flower garden & trips to the family cabin in Perry County.

Private Services

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Ruth E. Nagel, 70, of Marietta, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care. She was the wife of Everett E. "Gene" Nagel with whom she was married 54 years. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Paris B. Sr. and Marie Brock Zink.

Ruth retired in 2011 after 30 years of service from the former Donegal Industries, Mount Joy, where she worked as a sewing machine operator. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and trips to the family cabin in Perry County. Her greatest joy was spending time with her great niece, Ally.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her niece, Esther Gantz; great niece, Allison Gantz; great nephew, Tyler Sauder; nephews Michael and Todd Hartranft, and a sister Carol Hartranft. Her son, Everett E. "Gene Jr." Nagel and brother Paris B. "Zeke" Zink, Jr. preceded her in death.

Private services will be held in Laure Hill Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or at www.hospiceandcommunity care.org

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.


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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Horn

Betty retired from the former Holy Trinity School in 1998 after 29 years of service.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.

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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Horn, 92, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Hospice and Community Care. She was the wife of the late Cletus J. Horn with whom she was married 53 years until his death in 2002. A lifelong Columbia resident, she was the daughter of the late Carl J. Sr. and Beata Kaufhold Roeser.

She was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia; a member of the Altar Rosary Society and a former member of the Pastor's Advisory Board, Parish Financial Committee and the Parish Archive Ministry.

Betty graduated from the former St. Joseph's Academy in 1944. She retired from the former Holy Trinity School in 1998 after 29 years of service. Her hobbies were gardening and crocheting. As a member of the Parish Shawl Committee, she crocheted over 90 shawls for shut-ins.

Betty is survived by her children, Cleta M., wife of Robert Schmitt; James C., husband of Bernadette (Nikolaus) Horn; Michael A. Horn; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one coming in November; siblings, Carl J. Roeser, Jr., Mary Ann Gray, James F. Roeser, Lucy Fox and Thomas E. Roeser. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Josetta Spiese and Anita Grab.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512 with the Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Friends may view at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A viewing will also be held at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Betty's memory to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Our Lady of the Angels School at the above address.


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Cleon W. Hilliar, Jr.

He loved fishing and boating on the Susquehanna River, cars & motorcycles.

Memorial Services: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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York - Cleon W. Hilliar, Jr., 62, of York, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Nancy Bailey Hilliar and the late Cleon W. Hilliar, Sr.

After graduating from Eastern High School, he served in the U.S Navy as a Seaman Apprentice aboard the USS Belknap and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties under hazardous circumstances while serving aboard his ship after a collision with the aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy in the Ionian Sea.

An entrepreneur, he owned several business including the Broken Oar Inn, which he sold in 2015 and Hilliar Heating and Cooling. He loved fishing and boating on the Susquehanna River, cars and motorcycles.

In addition to his mother Nancy, he is survived by his children, Jennifer, wife of Lawrence Lindt; Michael, husband of Selena Hilliar; Ryan, husband of Amanda Hilliar; four grandchildren; sister, LeeAnne Hilliar and brothers, Earl, Glenn, Steve, husband of Penny and Blaine Hilliar.

A memorial service will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. 519 Walnut St. Columbia PA 17512 on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Cleon's name to the American Cancer Society.

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Kent E. Mueller

Truck Driver for 46 years, retiring from FedEx Freight in 2018.

Memorial Services: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

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Kent E. Mueller, 66, of West Hempfield, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Joni Emal Mueller with whom he would have celebrated 40 years of marriage on June 23rd.

Born in Omaha, NE he was the son of the late Roger and Phyllis Michel Mueller. Kent worked as a truck driver for 46 years, retiring from FedEx Freight in 2018.

In addition to his wife are his children, Dave, husband of Marie Kraft; Marc, husband of Lyndsey Mueller; Tonya, wife of Andy Weiss; grandchildren, Austin Weiss, Grant Mueller, Emma Kraft and a brother, Blaine, husband of Christine Mueller.

A memorial service will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions in Kent's memory to https://www.gbs-cidp.org/


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William (Bill) Dale Grissinger

Bill always did everything in his power to make sure his family was taken care of.

Family to Receive Friends on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm with a Remembrance beginning at 7:00 pm.

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William (Bill) Dale Grissinger, age 65, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his home on the morning of Tuesday, June 11th, 2019. He was born in Lancaster on September 12, 1954, and was the son of Edward and Dorothy Grissinger. He grew up on Grubb Lake and was a graduate from Hempfield High School in 1973. He worked at Armstrong for 25 years and then worked at F.L. Smith, Inc. for the last 17 years.

Bill embodied what is truly meant to be a cowboy. If you knew Bill in his younger years, you'd know that he was a "wild bull" who lived to ride and rode to live. he didn't take any lip from anyone, and that's how he earned his nickname "Mad-Dog." But if you gave him respect, he would give it right back, that was the type of man he was. However, his love for Harley's, Women, and Beer was nothing compared to the love he had for his family. He made a countless number of sacrifices, and always did everything in his power to make sure that his family was taken care of.

Bill is survived by his two brothers, Levi and George, his four sisters, Alma, Bertha, Dottie and Shirley, his three children Susan, Scott, and Mike, and his five grandchildren, Austin, Sierra, Cameron, Ayden and Rylie.

Family and friends will be received at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512 on Tuesday evening, June 18, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a time of sharing and remembrance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Donegal Braves, PO BOX 402, Mount Joy, PA 17552.


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John L. "Jack" Rice

An avid outdoorsman, Jack enjoyed hunting & spending time at the cabin in Perry County.

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

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John L. "Jack" Rice, 73, of Marietta, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Sandra Noll Rice with whom he was married 54 years. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late James W. and Beatrice Whener Rice.

Jack graduated in 1965 from Donegal High School and was employed for the past 25 plus years at Mussers Supply, Inc. In the past he worked for Pennsylvania Malleable, R.T Mechanical and U.S Aluminum. He was a devoted member of Reich's E.C. Church and formerly served as a church Trustee and President of the Church Board. A former member of the Marietta Boro Council, he also served on the board of the former Marietta Area Ambulance Association; was a member of the Marietta Fire Company and the American Legion Post 466.

An avid outdoorsman, Jack enjoyed hunting and spending time at the cabin in Perry County. In his youth he excelled in basketball and played and coached with the Reich's E.C. softball team. Jack loved doing various projects with his family and watching football, especially the Philadelphia Eagles.

In addition to his wife are his daughters, JoAnn, wife of Tom Brill; Paula, wife of Dave Mowrer; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Pat, wife of Earl Binkley; Joan Segesser; Carol Reisinger and Linda, wife of Butch Paris. He was preceded in death by his son, John L. Rice, Jr. and siblings, Mike Rice, Arlene Groff, Maryanne Geesey and Jimmy Rice.

Funeral services will be held at Reich's E.C. Church, 338 Stackstown Road, Marietta, PA 17547 on Saturday, June 15, 2019 promptly at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Blank, officiating. Interment will follow in the East Donegal Township (Reich's) Cemetery. Friends may view at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack's memory may be made to Reich's E.C. Church.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.


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