Elta M. Leicy, 86, Elanco school secretary, Girl Scout leader, music box collector

By on October 28, 2015

Elta M. Leicy, 86, of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Akron to the late Walter and Anna (Zuck) Eitnier, and was the wife of the late Victor C. Leicy.

She was a member of Bergstrasse Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. Elta graduated from Ephrata High School in 1947, was a former Girl Scout leader, collected music boxes, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She worked as a secretary for the Elanco School District in the transportation office.

Elta is survived by son: David J., husband of Esther (Shirk) Leicy, of Bird-in-Hand; two daughters: Deborah A., wife of Samuel Stone, of Lancaster; Donna M., wife of Kerry Willingham, of Annapolis, Md; eight grandchildren: Jennifer, wife of Jeremy Carvell; Ryan Sweigart, fiancé of Melissa Roth; Jeremy, husband of Stacy Leicy; Jeffrey Leicy; Joel Leicy, fiancé of Heather Martin; Jonathan Leicy; Karl Willingham; Liesl Willingham, fiancée of Joseph Kopp; twin great-grandchildren: Justin and Jordan Carvell; and a sister: Helen Martzall of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother: Walter Eitnier Jr. and sister, Esther Singer.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, followed by her funeral service at noon, with Pastor Herbert Lohr officiating. Interment will take place in the Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Elta’s memory may be made to Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

 

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