Deaths of Local Interest – May 28, 2014

By on May 28, 2014

Beth Ann Bradbury, 51, of Lancaster, passed away May 22, surrounded by her loving family. Beth’s greatest joy was that of being a loving wife and devoted mother to her three children. She had been a teacher at Farmdale Elementary School and Brownstown Elementary in years past. She attended St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Ruth Z. Brubaker, 90, of Myerstown, PA, passed away May 24 at her residence. She was She was born in Terre Hill and was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

Christine M. Hall, 51, of Lancaster passed away unexpectedly May 16. Chris was a 1981 graduate of Manheim Township High School and worked for various insurance companies. She also worked part time at Bright’s Restaurant in Ephrata, and volunteered for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Walter V. Lehman, 91, formerly of Mount Joy, passed away April 27. Walter was employed by the former Lancaster Leaf Tobacco of both Mount Joy and Lancaster. He was a member of the Florin Church of The Brethren and enjoyed meeting his friends at the Mount Joy Diner. His granddaughter, Stephanie Greiner-Sparks, lives in Ephrata.

Tina M. Ortman, 45, passed away May 21 at Hershey Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Tina was a 1987 graduate of Manheim Central High School. Her joys in life were her sons, her cats, and spending time at the beach. Her sons, Seth L. Meckley and Brandon A. Meckley, reside in Ephrata.

Martha L. Peachey, 94, formerly of Lancaster, died May 20 at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Martha was a homemaker and a member of Ross Street United Methodist Church where she was a tireless volunteer. Her son, P. David Peachey, Jr., husband of Fay, lives in Ephrata.

Anna Z. Zimmerman, 87, of Myerstown, passed away May 20 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. Her son, Paul, husband of Arlene Martin Zimmerman, resides in Ephrata.

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