Regina ‘Jean’ K. Garreth, 92, ‘I Know a Story’ columnist, ARC volunteer, St. Anne Catholic Church parishioner

By on April 12, 2017

Regina “Jean” K. Garreth, 92, of Lancaster, passed away April 5, 2017 at Ephrata Manor.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Ruth (Kerchkoff) Kirchner. Jean was married on June 1, 1946 to her late husband, Ross W. Garreth.

Jean was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church since 1952, where she did a lot of volunteer work. She also published “I Know A Story” writings in the Sunday News. Jean was a member of the ARC of Lancaster County and the Cystic Fibrosis Organization.

Surviving is a son: Richard Garreth; a daughter: Kathleen A. Garreth; a granddaughter: Jennifer Sensenig Weise; and two sisters: Ruth Remley and Corine Ortega.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Karen J. Garreth; and brothers: Philip, Louis, and Lawrence Kirchner.

Services were held April 12 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lancaster. Jean was laid to rest at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 55 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

To send online condolences, visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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