Helen A. Musser, 79, Kinder Mfg. upholsterer, enjoyed cruises, flower gardening

By on February 22, 2017

Helen A. (Hartranft) Musser, 79, of Denver, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, having been ill since June.

She was born in Lancaster County to the late Lloyd and Emma (Sweigart) Hartranft, and was the wife of Martin Musser, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.

Helen had been a member of Stone Hill Christian Holiness Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, fishing, trips out West, cruises to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, and loved wildlife, and spending time in the mountains.

She was a retired upholsterer for Kinder Manufacturing. Prior to that she worked for the Cinderella Knitting Mill.

In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by a son: Brian Lee Musser, husband of Lisa (Ackerman), of Denver; a daughter, Pamela Sue, wife of Hans Vinje, of Ephrata; two step-grandchildren: William Riffe and Lorelei Riffe; two step-great-grandchildren: Ethan Riffe and Caleb Bridgman; three brothers: Clarence “Sonny” Hartranft of Reamstown, Fred (Darlene) Hartranft of Denver, and Jim (Arlene) Hartranft of Ephrata; three sisters: Beverly, wife of John Zartman, of Newmanstown; Mary Jane, wife of the late Frank Garman, of Ephrata; and Ruth Hartranft of Allentown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Lloyd “Link” Hartranft; and a sister: Fern Pfautz.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. An additional viewing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Daniel Van Vleet officiating. Interment will take place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society-Lancaster County Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17603.

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

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