Kathryn L. Ressler, 92, Ephrata native, deacon’s wife, avid photographer and gardener

By on December 29, 2015

Kathryn L. Ressler, 92, formerly of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.

She was born in Ephrata and was married to the late John E. Ressler.

She was a lifelong member of Mohler Church of the Brethren, and as a deacon’s wife, contributed to many ministries of the church. She was an avid photographer, loved planting flowers, and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Kathryn is survived by four children: Linda S. Miller, married to Daniel E. Miller Jr., Lancaster; Leon J. Ressler, married Lou Ann (Charles) Ressler, Peach Bottom; Kathy A. Hurst, married to Curvin M. Hurst, Lancaster; and Loren R. Ressler, married to Fannie K. (Zimmerman) Ressler, Lititz. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her oldest daughter: Lois J. Martin, married to Galen W. Martin, Ephrata; and an infant son and infant daughter; and a sister: Ruth L. Mull.

Services were held Dec. 27 at Mohler Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Carl L. Brubaker presiding. Burial followed at Mohler’s Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mohler Church of the Brethren, 21 E. Mohler Church Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

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