Deaths of Local Interest – Oct. 31, 2018

By on October 31, 2018

Ruth Blough Stoltzfus, of Lancaster, died Oct. 22 at Landis Homes, Lititz. Ruth attended evening classes earning an LPN certificate and worked in nursing homes in Akron and Lancaster. She was active in child evangelism and went into homes and taught Bible stories with flannel graph. She was a charter member of Monterey Mennonite Church and Forest Hills Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed reading, putting puzzles together, and spending time with her family.

Marilyn L. Vollrath, 88, formerly of Lancaster, passed away Oct. 20 at Masonic Villages, Elizabethtown. She was the loving wife of the late Leroy R. Vollrath. After graduating from J.P. McCaskey High School, she spent much of her career as a homemaker. She was a member of American Legion Post #34 Auxiliary and the A.A.R.P. of Lancaster. She is survived by sons, Gary C. Vollrath of Lancaster, and James R. Vollrath of Columbia. Jim is the Department Commander and Gary is Adjutant at Squadron #34 of the Ephrata American Legion.

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