Deaths of Local Interest – Jan. 24, 2018

By on January 24, 2018

Keith D. Benton, 68, of Leola, died at home on Jan. 19. Keith retired from the Evangelical United Methodist Church in New Holland, where he had been employed as a custodian. Prior to that he had worked at Goodwill Industries. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Vietnam War. His interests included fishing, woodworking, crabbing, baseball and family vacations. His son, Joshua L., husband of Tabitha Lloyd Benton, lives in Stevens.

Helen M. Davenport, 89, of Manor Township, passed away Jan. 11 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She had worked for Bell Telephone in Harrisburg. After moving to Lancaster she had worked for RCA, Rea & Derick and eventually retired from CoreStates Bank as a switchboard operator. She enjoyed bus trips and was a social member of the Mountville VFW. A son, James W. Davenport, lives in Stevens.

Betty Ann (Finnegan) Farbo, 86, of Lancaster, passed away Jan. 18, at the home of her son James Farbo and his wife, Patty in Ephrata. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a former member of St. Anthony of Padua. She had a devotion to volunteering at St. Joe’s. She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her family, and she was known to be a voracious reader and the best grandma ever.

Doris J. Kreiser, 77, of Lancaster passed away unexpectedly Jan. 18 at home. After over 25 years at Lancaster General Hospital, Doris retired in 2002. Doris loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, playing games, and reading books, often two at a time. She played the piano and organ, and loved to listen to Elvis. Additionally, she enjoyed spoiling her family at Christmas time, creating elaborate games for family to get their gifts. A son, Steve (Karen) Kreiser, lives in Akron.

Lisa Ann Levengood, 54, of East Earl, died unexpectedly at home Jan. 18. Lisa was last employed as a bank teller. A daughter, Chasidy Culley, lives in East Earl.

Edith L. Stoner, 90, formerly of Mount Joy, passed away Jan. 22. She worked various jobs, and retired as manager of the Donegal High School cafeteria in 1998. Upon retirement, she and Lloyd moved to their cabin in Mifflin County, making it their home. She was a renowned chef, and took great pride in everything she did. She leaves a legacy of love, kindness, and faith. Her daughter, Bonita (Terry) Seidel, lives in Ephrata.

Bonnie Lee (Hogan) Walmer, 90, formerly of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully Jan. 16, at Luther Acres Manor in Lititz. She was a long-time member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She worked at the state hospital for Crippled Children and the NonRetailing Store in Lancaster. A daughter, Lisa W. Strickland (Scott), lives in Stevens.

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