• Lindsee Simpson, 20, loveddrawing and making jewelry

    Lindsee Storm Simpson, 20, of Narvon, died at home Friday, May 25, 2012 following a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.Born in Lancaster, a daughter of Cindy M. (McGinnis) Good, of Narvon, and Terry Lamar Simpson, of Ephrata,...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Beatrice Nelson, 87, Miller Hess Shoe, Review worker

    Beatrice 'Betty' L. Nelson, 87, of Akron, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Ephrata Community Hospital.Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Lauren and Mary (Steely) Wolf and was the wife of the...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Faye Frankhouser, 77, Terre Hill, bank branch manager

    Faye L. Frankhouser, 77, of Terre Hill, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Ephrata Manor. She is survived by her husband, James W. Frankhouser, to whom she would have been married 59 years on June 6.Born in...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Melvin Esch, 62, Signature worker, the “candy man”

    Melvin G. "Sonny" Esch, 62, of Ephrata, went to be with our Lord Thursday, May 24, 2012.He was born in East Petersburg to the late Mahlon and Violet (Miles) Esch, and was the husband of Lois (Nolt)...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • George Burkholder, 89, Ephrata farmer, tinsmith

    George O. Burkholder, 89, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his residence.Born in Ephrata Township, he was the son of the late Daniel and Rebecca (Oberholtzer) Burkholder and was the husband of Anna Mary...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • James H. Buffenmyer Sr., 74, welder, chime maker

    James H. Buffenmyer Sr., 74, of Ephrata, passed away after a lengthy illness Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at his home.He was born in Rothsville to the late Nathan and Edna (Adams) Buffenmyer and was the husband of...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Paul Brandt, 87, minister and door-to-door salesman

    Paul L. Brandt, age 87, of Akron, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz.He was the husband of the late Elva Mae Lehman Brandt, who passed away on June 23, 2002....

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Alta Adams, homemaker, was Watt & Shand retiree

    Alta E. Adams, 98, of York, formerly of Lititz, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Manor Care Nursing Home, York.She was the wife of the late Roy L. Adams, who died in 2003. Born in Ephrata,...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Deaths of local interest

    Phares Smith "Skip" Ober, 89, of Mount Joy, went home to be with his Lord Friday, June 1, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital. Phares worked for the former Raymark Corp., Manheim, for 23 years, retiring in 1984....

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Representing the class of 2012

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="188" caption="Six seniors have been chosen to speak on behalf of the Cocalico High School graduating class. They include (front, left to right) Samantha Young and Lauren Waskowicz; (back, l-r) Rebecca Kase, Evan...

    • Posted June 4, 2012
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