Deaths of Local Interest – March 22, 2017

By on March 22, 2017

Miriam Elizabeth Blank LeFever, of East Petersburg, went home to be with her Lord March 15. As a charter member of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, she was the first woman to serve on that board. Miriam was also a charter member of the East Petersburg Historical Society. Her deepest joy was working with the Mennonite Central Committee, based in Akron. Beginning in the 1960s, she served one day a week at MRC (Material Resource Center) .

Esther Marie Sweigart, 90, of Lititz, passed away March 14 at The Gardens at Lititz. Esther worked as an inspector and folder for Atlas Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1990. She was a lifelong member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Her sister, Mary S. Garber, lives in Ephrata.

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