Alma N. Kurtz, 88, formerly of Ephrata, worked at Nichols and Reamstown Car Wash

By on February 11, 2015

Alma N. Kurtz, 88, of Lititz, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz.

She was born in Ephrata Township to the late Elmer M. and Anna M. (Nolt) Weaver and was the wife of the late Samuel B. Kurtz who died March 17, 2006.

She was a member of the Hahnstown United Zion Church, where she enjoyed helping with fellowship meals. She enjoyed quilting, candle making, reading, and spending time with her family. A homemaker, she worked at the former Nichols Store in Ephrata, and was last employed as an assistant manager for the Reamstown Car Wash.

Alma is survived by four children: Earla Fay, wife of Pastor John R. Leisey of Lebanon; Rose Anna, wife of Pastor Earl D. Binkley of Lebanon; Mervin W., husband of Pastor Marilyn E. (Frederick) Kurtz of Willow Street; and Sandra Lea, wife of Wesley C. Jenkins of Seminole, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Anna N., wife of the late Lester R. Sauder of Clay; Titus N., husband of Lizzie (Hurst) Weaver of Ephrata; and Mary N. Weaver of New Holland.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother: Ike N. Weaver; and five sisters: Emma N. Garman, Nora N. Wenger, Rhoda N. Weaver, Bernice N. Nolt, and Ada N. Sensenig.

Services were held Feb. 10 at Hahnstown United Zion Church, with Pastors John H. Fry, John R. Leisey, and Earl D. Binkley officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Alma’s memory may be made to the Hahnstown United Zion Church, Glenwood Drive and Frysville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522 or to the United Zion Retirement Community Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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