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Esther E. Kurtz, 104, Ground Observer Corps, Auxiliary member, dies
Esther E. Kurtz, 104, entered the peace of God Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Esther was a resident of Ephrata Manor. She was the daughter of the late Elmer F. and K. Adeline (Caldwell) Rhoads. Her foster parents were the late Amos and Anna Brubaker. She was the wife of the late Harry G. Kurtz.
Esther was a long-time member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Neffsville. She enjoyed worship and Bible studies as well as some overseas trips with her church. She also did volunteer service at Luther Acres, Lititz. She was a member of the auxiliary of Neffsville Fire Company and served in the former Ground Observer Corps. She formerly worked at Stehli Silk Mill and Moore Farms Hatchery, Lancaster. Throughout her years, she was a homemaker, enjoying baking, gardening, knitting, sewing and caring for her family and stepfather.
Esther is survived by a son: Donald P., husband of Kay A. (Martin) Kurtz of Ephrata; three grandsons: D. Craig, husband of Patti Kurtz; Kevin D., husband of Leigh Anne Kurtz; Eric D., husband of Amy Kurtz; and six great-grandchildren: Christy, Brent, Morgan, Kallie, Garret and Savannah.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a grandson: Douglas Alan Kurtz in Heaven; and half brother: Arthur Verville.
A viewing will be held July 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th St., Akron, followed by her funeral service with Rev. Craig A. Ross officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, New Holland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to the Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522 or to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.
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