Dorothy Jane High, 81, GS Auto Auction cook, former Ephrata Twp. auditor, active at church

By on April 12, 2017

Dorothy Jane (Weaver) High, 81, of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Fairmount Homes.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Norman K. and Elizabeth (Harnish) Weaver, and was the wife of Floyd W. High, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

She was a member of Metzler’s Mennonite Church where she was involved in sewing circle and taught children’s Sunday school for many years.

Dorothy was a homemaker. In her early years she worked for Walter W. Moyer, and most recently in the kitchen at Garden Spot Auto Auction. She enjoyed volunteering for the Material Resource Center cutting room, Ephrata Re-Uzit, Friendship Community, and the Ephrata Fair Young Farmers food stand. She had been an auditor for Ephrata Township for several years, and also a dealer for Stanley Home Products for 25 years. She enjoyed having yard sales and playing games with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by four children: Theresa W., wife of Allen E. Ackley, of Stevens; Timothy F., husband of Joyce (Eberly) High, of Ephrata; Thomas K. High of Cimmaron, Colo.; Tamela J., wife of Jeffrey Smoker, of Cochranville; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother: Richard H., husband of Bertha “Cindy” Weaver, of Lancaster; and a sister-in law: Norma Weaver of Quarryville.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Robert H. Weaver.

Services were held April 10 at Metzler Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Pastors Nevin Horning, Lee Roy Martin, and Ryan Bomgardner officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Youth With A Mission, P.O. Box 158, Cimmaron, CO 81220.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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