Margaret L. Gehman, 81, Ephrata, hostess at Hampton Inn, enjoyed reading, travel

By on February 25, 2015

Margaret L. Gehman, 81, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Manor Care, Lancaster.

She was born in Reading to the late Winfield S.F. and Laura (Epler) Werner and was the wife of Willard H. Gehman, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.

In the early years Margaret owned a Christian Book Store at the Green Dragon, and was last employed as a hostess for the Hampton Inn, Ephrata. She was a member of the Lancaster Alliance Church, and enjoyed reading, traveling, making crafts, and spending time with family.

In addition to her husband, Margaret is survived by a son: Randy A., husband of Loretta (Good) Gehman of Lancaster; a daughter: Kathy, wife of William Stanley of Ephrata; three grandchildren: Andrew and Bethany Gehman, and Laura “Nikki” Thornton; and two great-grandchildren: Leslie and Brian Miller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Janet, wife of Doug Enck; four brothers: W. Alton, Ralph M., Robert C., and Victor A. Werner; and two sisters: Ruth Naomi Piper and L. Eleanor Fisher.

A viewing will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road, Lancaster. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m., with Pastor Carl McGarvey officiating. A private interment will take place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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

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