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Anna Mae Eckert, 82, worked in daycare, active Middle Creek COB member
Anna Mae Eckert, 82, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.
Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Earl E. Haldeman and Ella Mae Hollinger Haldeman. She lived the majority of her married life in Ephrata but recently moved to Brethren Village.
A homemaker, Anna was the loving wife of Harold W. Eckert. They were married 61 years this April. Earlier in her life Anna worked several part-time jobs and especially enjoyed working in a daycare caring for the babies. She was a member of the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren for over 60 years where for many years she sang in the choir and spent time in the nursery. Early in her church life Anna and Hoss served as youth group advisors. Anna’s interests included knitting, flower gardening, canning and freezing and cooking. She had a life-long passion for her family and enjoyed participating in many family activities.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son: Theodore “Ted” H. Eckert husband of Nina Almoney Eckert; and a daughter: Annette I. Swartz, wife of Samuel O. Swartz III; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four bonus great-grandchildren; and a sister: Miriam Haldeman Keith, wife of Mervin Keith.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a viewing on Wednesday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, 351 Middle Creek Road, Lititz. An additional viewing will be held on Thursday, June 5, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church, followed by her funeral service at 10 a.m., with Rev. Paul Brubaker and Rev. Ivan Lutz officiating. Interment will take place in the Middle Creek Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anna’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.
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