Lloyd W. McKee

Lloyd was known to be very patriotic and always had
a flag flown in his yard

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, LANDISVILLE

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Lloyd W. McKee, 86, of Salunga passed away on September 13 th , 2019.
He was born in Mountville to the late Raymond, Sr. and Lydia McKee.

Lloyd proudly served in United States Army and worked at Alcoa for
twenty six years before his retirement. He enjoyed walking and was
proud of his lawn. Lloyd was known to be very patriotic and always had
a flag flown in his yard. He adored his family and treasured spending
time with them. Lloyd was a faithful member of Mount Joy Church of
God.

Lloyd leaves behind his wife of fifty one years, Bethel McKee of
Salunga; his daughters, Kathy, wife of Ken Cline of Belmont, NY and
Becky, wife of the late Robert Stauffer, II; eleven grandchildren and four
great grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Miller and Lois Johns. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean
McKee in 1967; two sons, Barry and Lloyd E. McKee; five siblings.

Services for Lloyd will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September
17 th , 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 247 Main St, Landisville,
PA 17538. Burial will follow at Salunga Brethren Cemetery. The family
will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of
flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice in
Lloyd’s memory.

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Kenneth L. Wiederrecht

Kenneth was a family man who treasured time with his family and was a faithful member of Faith Bible Church.

Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at Faith Bible Church, Mt. Joy

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Kenneth Lloyd Wiederrecht, 82, of Landisville passed away at his residence on September 13, 2019. He was born in Millersville to the late Lloyd G. and Marie Wiederrecht and was lifelong resident of this area.

Kenneth was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School with the Class of 1956 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He worked for forty three years as a printer at R.R. Donnelley before retiring in 1999. Kenneth was a family man who treasured time with his family and was a faithful member of Faith Bible Church.


Kenneth leaves behind his wife of fifty eight years, M. Naomi Wiederrecht of Landisville; his children, Kenneth L. Wiederrecht, II of Landisville, Daniel, husband of Christine Wiederrecht of Manheim, Rebecca, wife of David Lankford of York, David, husband of Melissa Wiederrecht of Cypress, TX; Eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Barr and Kathleen Davis both of Lancaster.


A celebration of Kenneth’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at Faith Bible Church, 2075 Harrisburg Ave, Mount Joy, PA 17552. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Faith Bible Church or Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr. Lancaster, PA 17604.

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Melvin C. Brown

Melvin was a Navy veteran and served in the Korean conflict.

There will be no funeral but a celebration of life at a later date.

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Melvin C Brown Jr, 87, passed away Sept 11th, 2019. Born & raised in Columbia, PA, he was the husband of the late Dolores Brown. Melvin was the son of the late Melvin, Sr. and Alice Brown.

He is survived by his step children James Fisher, husband of Barbara, Victoria Sheirich wife of Joe, Randolf Fisher husband of Bonnie, Valerie Liebl wife of Frank, Dolores Kirchoff wife of Scott. Melvin is also survived by siblings John Brown, Robert Brown, Edwin Brown, Lougene Stevens, Barbara Kuhns, Sharon Strausbaugh, Alyce Brown. He was preceded in death by his sister Beatrice Siltzer and brother Donald Brown.

Melvin was a Navy veteran and served in the Korean conflict. He enjoyed wood working, oil painting, scrimshaw, making guns & knives. Melvin was a member of the Masons, VFW, Pequea Valley Sportsman club & Morris Run. He drove steel truck until his retirement.

There will be no funeral but a celebration of life at a later date.








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Edward E. Springer, Sr.

Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

Memorial Services will be scheduled at a later date.

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Edward E. Springer, Sr., 89, formerly of Columbia, PA died at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown on September 2, 2019. He was the husband of the late Janet Mummau Springer who preceded him in death in 1987. Born in Columbia he was the son of the late Edward J. and Gladys Fry Springer.

Ed was President and Vice-President of the former Columbia Laundry & Machine Co. from 1947 – 1975. He then owned and operated Springer's Machine Co. from 1975 – 1982. He returned to Columbia Laundry & Machine Co. in 1982 – 1988. He then served as a self-employed Architectural Draftsman from 1988 – 2002. Ed was a Lutheran by faith. He was a member of the Columbia/ Middletown Elks Lodge #1074, Columbia Lodge #286 F&AM, and the Corinthian Royal Arch Chapter. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Ed's hobbies included woodworking and the love of flying, earning his private pilot's license in the 70's.

Surviving is a Daughter: Sandra L. wife of William Keyser of Columbia and Sons: Edward E. Jr. husband of Chandra E. Springer of York, PA and Dennis E. husband of Deborah Springer of Mount Joy, PA, 16 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Also surviving is a Sister: Jane wife of Dale Vera of Wrightsville, PA. He was predeceased by a Brother: John "Jack" Springer.

Memorial Services will be scheduled at a later date. Please watch the newspaper for the announcement of the scheduled service. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville







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Marjorie T. Heim

Active member of Columbia Presbyterian Church.

At Marge’s request there will be no services.

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Marjorie T. Heim, 99, of Columbia, passed peacefully on September 4, 2019 at St. Anne's Retirement Community. She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded by her husband, Charles F. Heim, her parents and sisters.

As an active member of the Columbia Presbyterian Church, she was an elder and served on many church committees.

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Mary L. Menko

Mary did many hobbies making pine cone wreaths, crocheting, egg decorating, flower arrangements and gardening. She loved flowers.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 NOON at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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Mary L. Menko, 89, formerly of Columbia, PA died on September 2,2019 at Luther Care in Lititz, PA. She was the wife of the late Eugene M. Menko who preceded her in death in 1981. Born in Enola, PA she was the daughter of the late Paul and Myrtle Holland Haldeman.

Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She graduated from Columbia High School Class of 1948. Mary helped with the faschnachts as did her late husband for may years at Holy Trinity. Mary was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and also helped at the Rectory. Mary did many hobbies making pine cone wreaths, crocheting, egg decorating, flower arrangements and gardening. She loved flowers.

She is survived by two daughters: Beverly Anne wife of Ronald Kalman of Red Lion, PA and Marcella wife of Fred Shoemaker of Lancaster, PA., 4 lovely grandchildren: David of Reinholds, PA., Adrienne of Hawaii, Brandon and Courtney Seace of Lancaster, PA, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her Companion: Paul K. Seibert, brothers: Paul and Robert Haldeman and sisters: Janet Fischer, Betty Edmond and Estella Lowry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4th & Cherry Streets, Columbia, PA on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Fr. Stephen P. Kelley as Celebrant. There will be a visitation with the family from 11:00 am until the time of the Mass. Final Commendation and Farewell will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial Contributions in Mary's memory may be made to: Alzheimer's and Related Disorders, PO BOX 4034, Lancaster, PA 17604 or to the Compassus Hospice, 2101 Oregon Pike, Suite 301, Lancaster, PA 17601 or to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry Street, Columbia, PA 17512.

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James C. Ruth "Jake"

Jake loved his family and his dogs.

At this time a celebration of Jake’s life will be held at later date and will be announced by his family.

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James C. Ruth “Jake”, 50, of Windsor passed away at his residence on August 31st, 2019. He was born in Columbia to Dennis and the late Judith Ruth. Jake was known to be a hard worker and was employed for thirty years at QVC. He enjoyed outdoor activities and was an avid gardener. Jake loved his family and his dogs.

Jake leaves behind his wife, Jessica Ruth; his father, Dennis Ruth; his children, Brittany Ruth, James Ruth, Jr., Brandy Ruth, Becca Ruth, Ben Ruth; eight grandchildren and one on the way; his siblings, Joe Ruth, Tony Ruth, Lisa Ruth. He was preceded in death by his mother.

At this time a celebration of Jake’s life will be held at later date and will be announced by his family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.


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Bruce L. Murray

Bruce loved his Children, his Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, traveling and was an avid Notre Dame football fan.

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Hempfield United Methodist Church

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Bruce L. Murray, 72 of 274 Redwood Dr., Lancaster, PA died on September 1, 2019. He was the husband of Robin Michael Murray whom he has been together with for 34 years. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late Clyde and Ruth Fowler Murray.

Bruce retired as a Track Foreman for Amtrak where he was employed for 40 years. He attended Hempfield United Methodist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Lancaster. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He loved his Children, his Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, traveling and was an avid Notre Dame football fan.

In addition to his wife, surviving are Sons: Bruce husband of Jane Murray, Clint Murray both of Columbia, PA and Todd Stoe of Wrightsville. Daughter: Stephanie Murray of Lancaster, PA, Sisters: Wanda Urban and Sally Habel both of Lancaster, PA, 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren. He was predeceased by a Son: Craig Stoe.

Funeral Services will be held from the Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:00AM with Pastor Heather Hammel officiating. There will be a visitation with the family on Friday form 10:00AM – 11:00AM. Burial will be private. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions in Bruce's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society Lancaster Chapter, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603 or to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042. Arrangements by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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Walter W. Lucas

Walter proudly served his country in the U.S Navy during the Vietnam War.

Celebration of Walter’s Life: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the home of his son, Aaron from 2-4

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Walter W. Lucas, 82, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Paul W. Sr. and Clara Lilley Lucas.

Walter retired in 1991 from the Chrysler Corporation (formerly AMC) after 20 years of service where he was employed as a machinist. He proudly served his country in the U.S Navy during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his children, Mark Lucas, (Gemma); Debra Lucas, (Mike); Aaron Lucas, (Donna Moyer); eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. His brother, Paul W. Lucas, Jr. preceded him in death.

A celebration of Walter's life will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the home of his son, Aaron, 657 Locust St., Columbia, PA from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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Robert D. Saxman

He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Marge, for 59 years this October 1st. He loved his sons and grandchildren and gave them the greatest gift of his love and his time

MASS: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Columbia

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Robert Dean Saxman, 84, of Hallam passed away at his residence on August 28th, 2019. He was born in Rural Valley, PA to the late Robert T. and Helen Saxman.

Known as Dean to his family and friends, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Dean worked for Harley Davidson for 32 years and Toomey Auction Services for 42 years. He learned the value of discipline and working hard as a boy raised on a farm.

Dean was a man of faith and great principle. He was witty, had a great sense of humor, and was on time for everything. If he was 15 minutes early, he was running late. Dean was very proud of his yard and garden. He was avid about growing plants, gardening in the Summer, doing word books, grocery shopping, and watching Gunsmoke.

In his younger years, he liked to fish and hunt. Dean enjoyed his beer and visiting local breweries, chewing snuff, and loved sweets. He was a devoted member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Columbia where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus 2294, the Holy Name Society, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and served as an usher.

Dean’s greatest joy came from spending time with his family. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Marge, for 59 years this October 1st. He loved his sons and grandchildren and gave them the greatest gift of his love and his time. He especially loved spending time with his family and his brother-in-law, Frank and his family on the shores of the Outer Banks, NC every summer for the past 30 years. Dean’s love will be forever in his family’s hearts.

Dean leaves behind his wife of almost 59 years, Margaret Saxman of Hallam; his sons, Bob Saxman, husband of the late Cheryl Saxman of York, Jim Saxman of York; 3 grandchildren, Kyle Saxman, Ryan Saxman and his wife Alexis, Lindsay Saxman all of York; step- grandson, Andrew Barninger of California; 3 sisters, Sheila, wife of Bill Weckerly of Minneola, FL, Denise, wife of Chuck Barger of Butler, PA, Sue, wife of Ron Miller of Natrona Heights, PA.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 121 S. 2nd St, Columbia, PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wrightsville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Peter Catholic Church or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2951 Whiteford Rd # 304, York, PA 17402.

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Francis J. Nikolaus, Jr.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Old Mill Camp.

MASS: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia

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Francis Joseph Nikolaus, Jr. 72, of 831 Chestnut St., Columbia, PA died at his residence on Thursday, August 29, 2019. He was the husband of Vicki Aston Nikolaus. They were married on November 12, 1977.

Born in Columbia he was the son of the late Francis J. Nikolaus, Sr. and Bernadette Wasche Nikolaus. He retired as a Pretreatment Plant Operator for Y & S Candies. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and sang in the church choir and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2294.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Old Mill Camp. He was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School Class of 1965. Francis was a devoted family man.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: sons: Francis J. Nikolaus IV husband of Mandy Schlegel of Columbia, James T. Nikolaus husband of Melissa Leto of Wrightsville and step son: Jeremy D. Aston husband of Heather Hess of Columbia. 5 grandchildren: Blake Love, Amber Nikolaus, Kendra Aston, Kylie Nikolaus and Ethan Nikolaus. Brothers: Stephen husband of Marge Nikolaus, Michael husband of Deborah Nikolaus, Robert husband of Joan Nikolaus and sisters: Bernadette wife of James Horn, Paula wife of Stephen Nikolaus, Anita wife of Randy Ross, Regina wife of Dennis Fisher and Paula wife of Michael Diffenderfer all of Columbia. He was predeceased by a son: Francis J. Nikolaus III and a sister: Marie Wiseman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Holy Trinity Catholic Church 4th & Cherry Streets, Columbia, PA on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00AM with Rev. Fr. Stephen P. Kelley as Celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Memorial contributions in Francis's memory may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church 409 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512 or to the American Cancer Society Lancaster Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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Robert S. Bigler

Robert treasured spending time with his family, loved his Green Bay Packers, and enjoyed watching the classic television shows on MeTV.

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Columbia

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Robert S. Bigler, 55, of Columbia passed away on August 28th, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Columbia to Teresa and the later Robert C. Bigler and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Robert graduated from Columbia High School with the Class of 1983. He treasured spending time with his family, loved his Green Bay Packers, and enjoyed watching the classic television shows on MeTV.


Robert leaves behind his mother, Teresa Bigler; his daughter, Adrienne, wife of AJ Billet; his companion, Tiffany klinestever; two grandchildren, Hannah and Andrew Billet; niece, Kaylie Bigler; his brother, Greg Bigler, companion of Mary Musser, all of Columbia.


A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512. Rev. Beth Costlow will officiate. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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Patricia Ann Hagen

Patricia enjoyed music, dancing, and treasured spending time with her family.

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Columbia

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Patricia A. Hagen, 67, of Mountville passed away at her residence on August, 27th, 2019 following an extended illness. She was born in Lancaster to the late Donald and Winifreed Murphy Hagen and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Patricia attended McCaskey High School and worked at Wilton Armetale for 30 years before working at QVC for another 10 years. She enjoyed music, dancing, and treasured spending time with her family.


Patricia leaves behind her son, Michael Hagen of Mountville; four grandchildren, Trenton, Jordan, Kobe, and Calvin Hagen all of Columbia; three brothers, Ken, husband of Joan Hagen, Casey, husband of Pattie Hagen, Michael, husband of Carol Hagen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Simms and her longtime companion, André Cook.


Services for Patricia will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512. Rev Adrian Boxley will officiate. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr,
Lancaster, PA 17604.

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Jean Ann Hanson Bourne

Jean treasured her books, the Columbia Library, puzzles, card games, trips to Springer's Ice Cream, Washington Boro tomato sandwiches, dancing to Polka music, and serving Holy Trinity Parish.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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Jean Ann Hanson Bourne, "Gram" or "Mom", of Columbia, PA, started a new journey on August 25, 2019, in the home of her son Michael Bourne. The family is grateful for her care while she transitioned from this life to the next.

Born on November 20, 1937 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Jean was the daughter of Mary Morrisette Hanson and Harold S. Hanson. She graduated from Custer High School in 1955 and worked as a secretary for Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married the late Edward Lee Bourne Jr. on February 7, 1959 in Milwaukee, and made Columbia, PA her home a few years later. After raising her children, she worked at People's and CVS Pharmacies in Columbia. But it was her 22 years of work as secretary for Holy Trinity Church in Columbia, PA that she was most dedicated to and proud of.

Jean was also a stay-at-home mom who listened intently to children's adventures, transported them to sporting events, cooked fabulous meals, and later experienced the same joys with her eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She left behind love-filled memories of family trips to her favorite places: the beach and the lake. Jean treasured her books, the Columbia Library, puzzles, card games, trips to Springer's Ice Cream, Washington Boro tomato sandwiches, dancing to Polka music, and serving Holy Trinity Parish. She was president of the Altar Rosary Society, and volunteered for the Mothers' Club, Fastnachts and 300 Club and was a former member of the Finance Committee, among others. She was an avid fan of her teams, the Phillies and Greenbay Packers, and was most likely the biggest Cheesehead in Columbia. She also delighted in attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Jean cherished many of her lifelong friends both from her youth in Wisconsin and in the place she fell in love with and made her home.

Jean is survived by her sister Delma "Christine" O'Brien and brother Peter Hanson, both of Wisconsin. She is also survived by her children Margaret married to Robert Richards, Lititz, PA; Jeanette married to Gary Fitzgerald, Mountville, PA; Michael married to Jaye Bourne, Columbia, PA; and Robert Bourne, Harrisburg, PA. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Chrystal, Angela, Amanda, Alexandra, Brittany, William, Natalie, and Rebecca, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fourth and Cherry Streets, Columbia, PA with Rev. Fr. Stephen P. Kelley, Celebrant. Final commendation and farewell will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. There will be a viewing on Friday evening from the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and again at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made in Jean's memory to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry Street, Columbia, PA 17512.

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William B. "Bill" Weitzel

Bill was an avid fisherman, enjoyed woodworking and traveling, both in the states and internationally as well.

Funeral Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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William B. "Bill" Weitzel, 91, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Ruth Cook "Cookie" Weitzel with whom he was married 68 years. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late D. Frank and Ethel Dietz Weitzel.

A graduate of Columbia High School, Class of 1945. Bill proudly served in the U.S.M.C. in World War II. He also served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War. Bill retired in 1986 after 30 years of service from the RCA Corp., Lancaster, where he worked as a tool and die maker.

He was a lifelong and devoted member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Columbia, serving on various boards and committees and volunteered with the Columbia Meals on Wheels. His memberships include the Columbia Lions Club; B.P.O E # 1074; Lancaster Liederkranz; American Legion Post 34 and V.F.W Post 2435. Bill was an avid fisherman, enjoyed woodworking and traveling, both in the states and internationally as well.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Stephen, husband of Carole, Georgetown, TX; Ann, wife of Kent Hobday, Columbia; David, husband of Rose, Cary, NC; six grandchildren: Elaine, Angela, Bryan, Kristin, Alex, Meagan; great-grandchildren, Julianne, Carter, Isabella, Gabriel, Reese and numerous nieces and nephews. His sister, Arlene McFerren, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Sixth and Locust St., Columbia, PA on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. At the request of the family, kindly omit flowers. Instead please consider donations in Bill's memory to Columbia Meals on Wheels, PO Box 391, Columbia PA 17512 or to Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster PA 17604 or at www.hospiceandcommunitycare.org.

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Eliza E. Marbury

Eliza was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, and sister who adored her family.

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at Faith Tabernacle Church of God

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Eliza E. Marbury, 91, of Columbia passed away at her residence on August 24th, 2019. She was born in Columbia to the late Luther and Minnie Jenkins and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Eliza attended and graduated from Columbia High School and then graduated from L.P.N. Nursing School. She was an inspector for the former RCA Corp. for 34 years and inspected the faceplates used by NASA on their rockets. Eliza was a lifelong member of Ashley Tabernacle Church of God in Christ and was the Mother of the Church. She was an avid cook and enjoyed sewing.

Eliza was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, and sister who adored her family.


Eliza leaves behind her son and daughter, Elmo Louis, Jr, husband of Emily Marbury of Marietta, Evelyn C, wife of Joseph Raymond of Jacksonville, NC; her caregiver and grandson, Dwight Marbury Raymond of Columbia; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Allen, husband of Connie Jenkins, Minnie Jenkins, and Patricia Jenkins all of Harrisburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Elder Elmo Louis Marbury, Sr. in 2014; eight siblings, George Jenkins, Luther Jenkins, John Jenkins, Jerry, Jenkins, Drusilla Jenkins, Carrie Jenkins, Russel Jenkins, and Susie Smith.

Services for Eliza will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 665 S. Ann St, Lancaster, PA 17602. Pastor Gerald Simmons will officiate. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association: Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 706 Rothsville Rd. #8504, Lititz, PA 17543.

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Kathleen M. Kinard

Kathy will be remembered by her family and many friends for her friendly demeanor to all she encountered.

Services: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Kathleen M. Kinard, 74, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Kathleen was the wife of Stanley R. Kinard and they would have celebrated 35 years of marriage this October 13th. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Laurence W. and Leona Flick Leas.

A member of the Conoy Brethren in Christ Church, Kathy was a longtime hairstylist and was last employed as a caregiver at Magnolias of Lancaster Senior Living. Kathy loved Christmas and the giving season, having collected over 1000 Santa Clauses. In addition, she enjoyed crafting and shopping in thrift stores. Kathy will be remembered by her family and many friends for her friendly demeanor to all she encountered.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Ronald B. Dewitsky; Kenneth R. Dewitsky; Charity A. Korzen; two grandchildren, Bethany and Jacob; sisters, Lareene Fischer and Leona A. "Dolly" Shaffer. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Linda L. Clark and Laurence W. "Wayne" Leas.

A Life Celebration will be held at the Conoy Brethren in Christ Church, 1722 Bainbridge Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Nick Ressler, officiating. Family and friends may view at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private and held at a later date. The family requests flowers be omitted. Instead, please pay forward a random act of kindness to others in Kathy's memory.

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


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John C. Bucher

John was a man of few words, he had a myriad of creative skills which are now remembered and inherited by his family.

Burial: Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Tuesday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, August 27 at 11:00 at West Bethany Chapel, Landis Homes..

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John C. Bucher, 92, passed away peacefully on August 23rd, 2019 at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA where he resided since April of 2019. The 42 years prior to that, he lived on W. Main St, Salunga, PA.


John was born in Manchester, York, PA. He was the son of the late Bela Lamuel and Mabel (Musselman) Bucher. He was raised in York County, the youngest of four children. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Harold, and a sister, Anna Lois Charles.


John graduated from Dallastown High School. He married Mildred L. Alderfer on March 2nd, 1947. He worked on several farms before purchasing his own farm in Dover, PA in 1947, where the family lived for the next 28 years. During that time, John was an active member of Stony Brook Mennonite Church where his father was the pastor.


In 1975, John and Mildred moved from the farm for two years of voluntary service in Philadelphia under Eastern Mennonite Missions (E.M.M.). In the fall of 1977, John and Mildred moved to Salunga, PA where they both continued to serve E.M.M. in food service, and John in maintenance of mission properties until his retirement. From 1991-2004 John also drove cars for Manheim Auto Auction.


Although John was a man of few words, he had a myriad of creative skills which are now remembered and inherited by his family. John and Mildred were always known for their hospitality. They hosted many international students, missionaries, and church members. His joy of giving led John to develop a new skill of baking bread. For almost 35 years, up until his 92nd birthday, John baked 18-60 loaves of bread every week. The bread was available at his home church (Erisman Mennonite) and to other individuals. Proceeds went to E.M.M. missionaries and Mennonite Central Committee.


John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred, on Dec 9th, 2005. He is survived by two sons: John Paul Bucher, husband of Esther, of Manheim, PA, and Kenneth Bucher, husband of Evie, of Manheim, PA; two daughters, Ruth Mellinger, wife of Jim, of San Antonio, TX, and Nancy Rotfort, wife of Steve, of Durham, NC; 12 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.


A burial will be held in the Erisman Mennonite Cemetery on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27th in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001E. Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA 17543. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Mennonite Central Committee, www.mcc.org, or PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.


Special thanks to the family, friends, and the Landis Homes staff for the love and care shown towards John. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. To leave an online condolence for family please visit www.clydekraft.com. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville








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George L. Schmitt, Sr.

He was a founding member of Camp Cucamonga in Perry County and enjoyed spending time there with his family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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George L. Schmitt, Sr., 84, of Columbia passed away at Masonic Village on August 16th, 2019. He was born in Columbia to the late William and Catharine Wickenheiser Schmitt and was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

George was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School with the Class of 1953. He helped with his family's business, Schmitt's Greenhouse, and also worked at Trojan Yacht for twenty eight years before retiring from Housing Development Corporation after eleven years. George was a lifelong member and assistant chief of the former Susquehanna Fire Co. in Columbia and the former Goodwill Fire Co. of Washington Boro. He was a founding member of Camp Cucamonga in Perry County and enjoyed spending time there with his family and friends. He was also a member of Blain Sportsmen's Club. George was a lifelong and faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

George leaves behind his wife of fifty eight years, Sandra Jean Good Schmitt of Columbia; five children, George, Jr. husband of Pamela Schmitt of Lancaster, Bill Schmitt of Columbia, Marg, wife of Tony Shelley of Columbia, Eugene, husband of Angela Schmitt of Columbia, Mary Schmitt of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Samantha, Erin, Jordan, Joshua, Jarret, and Anthony. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and William Schmitt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St, Columbia, PA 17512. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Our Lady of the Angels School, 404 Cherry St, Columbia, PA 17512 or Masonic Village Hospice, One Masonic Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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