Virginia A. Lapp, 87, Akron, long-time Avon rep, Akron Lioness, enjoyed camping

By on February 25, 2015

Virginia A. Lapp, 87, of Akron, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Jacob E. and Alice (Hershberger) Mohler, and was the wife of the late Melvin E. Lapp, who passed away in 1993.

Virginia was a member of the Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, and was a charter member of both the Akron and Monterey Mennonite Church congregations. She was also a member of the Akron Lioness Club. Virginia enjoyed recreational vehicle camping with her husband, yard work, gardening, cooking, and family dinners.

During her working years, Virginia worked at the former Dutchmaid Outlet Store, Ephrata, the Kitchen Department at the former Sangrey’s Market, Akron, presently Weiser’s Market, and had been an Avon representative in the area for more than 49 years.

Virginia is survived by children: Dennis E., husband of Connie (Hassell) Lapp of Akron; Charlene A. Snavely of Ephrata; Dean M., husband of Lori (Bookhammer) Lapp of State College; six grandchildren: Jason Frable, Matthew Lapp, Shane Frable, Jesse Lapp, Sarah Lapp, and Benjamin Lapp; six great-grandchildren; sister; Evelyn Peifer of Akron; half brother: Jacob “Jack” Mohler of Downingtown; and a half sister: Kathryn Lorenz of Ohio.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson: Jonathan Lapp; and three brothers: Delmar, Jacob Jr., and Glen.

Services were held Feb. 24 at Akron Mennonite Church, with Pastors James S. Amstutz and Richard Weaver officiating. Interment will be private in the Wolf Cemetery, Ephrata.

If desired, memorial contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

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