Lillian L. Stover, Gerber retiree, active Ephrata VFW Auxiliary member, enjoyed puzzles

By on February 15, 2017

The breath of life given by God to Lillian Lorraine Stover on Aug. 6, 1925, was exhaled one last time on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Ephrata Manor.

Born in Ephrata, Lillian was a daughter of the late Samuel C. and Tillie I. (Shirk) Stover.

She retired from the former W. W. Moyer Co. / Gerber in Ephrata after 50 years as a sewing machine operator. She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Lillian had been a very active member of the Ephrata VFW Auxiliary. She held various offices through the years, and assisted with hosting parties for veterans at the Coatesville VA. She enjoyed word searches, jigsaw puzzles, and being with her family.

Surviving are two daughters: Jeanette Beck of Ephrata; and Brenda M. Stover of Lancaster; one granddaughter: Jennifer N. (Beck) Phillips, wife of Dan Phillips, of Marietta; one great-granddaughter: Harper Phillips; four siblings: Kathleen Bensing, Marian Oster, Romaine Eckman, and Kenneth Stover; a number of nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by three brothers: Luther, Roger, and Theodore; and one sister: Gloria Seeney.

Lillian’s family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 17, at Gravenor Home for Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 167 E. Main St., Ephrata. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Trinity with the Rev. Henry E. Herbener officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery, Apple St. Ephrata-Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Lillian’s memory to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, ATTN: Processing Dept., P.O. Box 758532, Topeka, KS 66675-9910.

Visit to offer online condolences. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, had charge of the arrangements.

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