Nancy A. Earhart, 81, worked at Lambert Hudnut, lifelong athlete and sports fan, animal lover

By on February 15, 2017

Nancy A. Earhart, 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Feb. 6. Formerly of East Petersburg, she passed of natural causes at Ephrata Manor United Church of Christ Home where she had resided for 11 years. Born on Sept. 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Blanche Pickel.

Nancy attended Hempfield High School where she was a gifted athlete. She was a varsity cheerleader and played on the high school field hockey team. Nancy later organized a female softball team that even competed against male teams. She worked for Lambert Hudnut in Lititz before becoming a stay-at-home mother. She later returned to work at Donnelly Printing before her retirement.

Nancy loved spectator sports including tennis, baseball, and football. Her favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. She enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia, coins, and stamps. She had deep love for animals, especially cats. She always had bread and peanuts with her so she could feed the ducks and squirrels during her visits to the park.

Surviving is one daughter: Stacey, wife of Tim Bauer, of Mount Joy; and four sisters: Sandra, wife of Robert Bowman, of Lititz; Bonnie, wife of John W. Long, of Lewes, Del.; Linda Rebman of Lititz; and Donna, wife of Robert Musser, of Lancaster.

“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43

Services were held Feb. 13 at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Edward A. Dickel officiating. Interment will be private in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

To send an online condolence, visit DeBordSnyder.com. DeBord Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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