Emily Harshman, 90, bank teller, retired postal clerk

By on June 13, 2012

Emily S. Yarnall Harshman, 90, of East Petersburg, passed away peacefully Monday, June 4, 2012.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Elwood P. and Hattie S. (Bear) Sheetz and was the wife of the late Jed C. Harshman.

Emily was a graduate of the 1938 Upper Leacock High School, a member of Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church, Brownstown, where she was a former Sunday School treasurer for the church and a member of the West Earl Lioness Club and Young at Heart Seniors. She also attended Bethany Presbyterian Church. Emily enjoyed reading, playing cards, bingo and traveling. During her working years, she worked as a bank teller for Brownstown National Bank and American Bank for 24 years and was a retired postal clerk for the Brownstown Post Office.

Emily is survived by a son: Scott Yarnall, of Landisville; three step daughters: Susan, wife of Donald Piefer, of East Petersburg; Janet, wife of Jim McColgan, of Morgantown; Kay, wife of Darrell DiStefano, of Elkton, Md.; eight grandchildren: Jared, Nick, Brian, Michael, Kristy, Andy, Tad and Zach; eight great-grandchildren; and a former daughter in law: Joni Yarnall.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother: Harry Sheetz; and her first husband: James F. Yarnall.

Her funeral service was held on June 8 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Bruce Willier officiating. Interment took place in the Brownstown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Emily’s memory may be made to American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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

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