E. Arlene Steffy Nolt, 81, RCA retiree, attended ECOB, Friendly Circle member, traveler

By on August 24, 2016

E. Arlene Steffy Nolt, 81, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Arlene fell many times in the last few years, but Saturday she fell safely in the arms of Jesus forevermore.

She was born in East Earl to late Samuel S. and Mary A. (Burkholder) Zimmerman; and was the wife of the late Clarence F. “Closs” Steffy, and David Nolt.

She was a member of Ephrata Church of the Brethren, Family Circle of Lincoln, the Early Bird Walking Club, Brownstown Young at Hearts, West Earl Lions Club, and the Friendly Circle. She was a volunteer at the Ephrata Community Hospital Gift Shop, and she collected and donated teddy bears to nursing home residents and children. She enjoyed traveling with her companion, Abe Shrom; dining out with family and friends; and always enjoyed a nice car. She was affectionately known as the Banana Lady at Fairmount Homes.

Arlene worked as a electronics inspector for RCA Corp., Lancaster, currently known as Burle Industries.

Arlene is survived by a son: Jeffrey L., husband of Christina (Miles) Sullivan, of Morgantown; two grandchildren: Sheila (Sullivan), wife of Eric Higginson, of Oconomowoc, Wisc.; Keith Sullivan of Denver, Colo.; two step-grandchildren: Amanda Yiengst and David Shelly; three great-grandchildren: Alahna, Logan, and Keira Higginson; six step-great-grandchildren: Mariah, Bryce, Reagan, Seth, Dawson, and Campbell; two brothers: Glenn E. Zimmerman, companion of Rose Musser, of Ephrata; and Harlan B. “Tuffy” Zimmerman of Ephrata; a sister: Dorothy, wife of Edwin Erb, of Ephrata; and companion: Abram Shrom Sr. of Brownstown.

A viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver; and from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, at Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., with Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Arlene’s memory may be made to Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

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