Pauline Wealand, active in church, area seamstress

By on June 15, 2011

Pauline A. Wealand, 83, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in West Cocalico Township to Earl L. and Sadie (Enck) Goshert. She was the wife of the late Cleon Wealand.

Pauline was a member of Hopeland United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and she was part of the Visiting Club. She was also a member of Leisure Hours Club of Brickerville and The High Beamers. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, reading, cooking and baking as hobbies.

Pauline worked as a seamstress for Dutchmaid Company of Ephrata, Ship & Shore of Brownstown, and worked at Cinderella Knitting Mills of Denver until her retirement.

She is survived by a son: Philip L., husband of Elva C. (Worley) Wealand; two daughters: Martha L., wife of Van L. Reitz, of Ephrata; and Mary F., wife of John H. Duing, of Ephrata; a brother: Ralph I., husband of Kathryn (Weidman) Goshert, of Florida; a grandson: Jason J. Duing; step grandchildren: Sandra Kissinger, Rickie Engle and Sherry Smith; five step great-grandchildren; and three step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by a brother: Robert Goshert; and a sister: Edith Lutz.

A viewing will be held at Hopeland United Methodist Church June 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by her funeral service at 11 with Pastor Russell W. Eberly officiating. Interment will follow at the Hopeland Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Pauline’s memory may be made to Hopeland United Methodist Church, 295 N. Clay Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

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

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