Harriet Wise, 76, worked at Ephrata Wal-Mart, was a gifted baker, painter; had kind heart

By on July 12, 2017

Harriet Wise, 76, Ephrata, known to all as “Gram,” went to be with God on July 1, 2017, in Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Ephrata, a daughter of the late Robert and Irene (Leisey) Reinninger, her husband, Edwin C. Wise Jr., died on March 23, 2008.

A graduate of Consolidated School of Business, Lancaster, she retired from customer service at Wal-Mart, Ephrata. Gram enjoyed reading, bingo, puzzles, had a talent for baking and a green thumb. She baked many treats for others, tended to her flowers, and was also a gifted painter on canvas and ceramics.

Her greatest gift in life was her ability to love generously and without reserve. She was a selfless woman with a kind heart who touched the lives of everyone around her. Her family was her world and they will keep her in their hearts forever.

Surviving is a daughter: Dena Hostetter, Ephrata; grandchildren: Katherine, Jessica, Samantha, and Melissa Hostetter; Crystal Brendle; Jamie Rolon; Hope Simmons; and Missy Wise; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers: Dick (Shirley) Renninger and Charles Renninger.

She was predeceased by a son: Edwin C. Wise III; and a sister: Dolly Renninger.

The family was assisted by Good Funeral Home and Cremation Centre of Reamstown. Memories and condolences may be shared at goodfuneral.com.

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