Judith K. Buchter, 75, Ephrata, former secretary for Ephrata, Cocalico school districts

By on July 9, 2014

Judith K. Buchter, 75, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in West Chester to the late Ivan and Kathryn (Ulmer) Kilby and was the wife of the late Glenn L. Buchter who passed away in 2012.

Judith was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, where she started the Parkinson Pals Support Group, and she was a former member of the Brunnerville United Methodist Church where she served on many committees. She enjoyed time with her grandchildren, crocheting, embroidering, collecting antiques, books and camping with the See Son Rise and Set Camping Club. Judith had worked as an administrative assistant at Educator’s Life Insurance Company, Ephrata and Cocalico School Districts and Rothsville Medical Center. She was a 1957 graduate of Warwick High School.

She is survived by three children: Pam Harding of Ephrata, Mike Himes of Lititz, Carolyn, wife of Douglas Keith of Ephrata; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister: Barbara Ann, wife of Bill Zimmerman of Manheim; and a brother: Merle Kilby of Lititz. Judith was also a foster parent to many children over the years.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a brother: Richard Clair Kilby.

Services were held July 7 at First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Walter Carter officiating. Interment took place in the Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Judith’s memory may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or to the First United Methodist Church, 68 N. Church Street, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

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