Mary Jane Eitnier, formerly of Ephrata, avid baker

By on October 17, 2012

Mary Jane Eitnier, 89, formerly of Ephrata, entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim, where she resided since 2006.

Born in Terre Hill, she was the daughter of the late David and Sallie (Weaver) Yinger.

Mary Jane attended Terre Hill High School. She enjoyed baking desserts and creating flower arrangements, but her greatest joy was being a grandmother and great grandmother. Mary Jane was dearly loved by her family and will be missed.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughter: Victoria Donahue, of King of Prussia; a granddaughter: Kelli, wife of Erik Bentsen, of Oxford, N.C.; three great-grandchildren: Carter, Lukas and her namesake, Madelyn Jane; a sister: Lois Stirk, of Terre Hill; a brother: James Yinger, of Quarryville; a sister-in-law: Helen, wife of the late Daniel Yinger, of New Holland; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by a beloved son: Terry Lee in 1959; five brothers; and three sisters.

There will be no viewing. A funeral service was held Oct. 17 at the Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata. Private interment took place in the Lincoln Cemetery.

Mary Jane was a 35-year survivor of breast cancer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

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

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