Mary Catherine Wenger, 88, Wenger’s Gift Shop owner, New Haven Mennonite Church member

By on July 12, 2017

Mary Catherine Wenger, 88, formerly of Lititz, passed away after an extended illness on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata.

Born in Millersville, she was the daughter of the late Frank M. and Mary Harnish Herr. She was the loving wife of Mervin D. Wenger, and they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in March.

Mary Catherine was a homemaker and in her earlier years, she owned Wenger’s Gift Shop, Lititz. She was also a member of New Haven Mennonite Church, Lititz.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters: Carolyn (Edward) Schrock, A. Lorraine (Philip) Parbel, both of Myerstown; Shirley (Sam) Pierce of Manheim; and Mary Lou (Ben) Mellinger of Denver; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers: Donald (Dorcas) Herr of Aaronsburg, Robert (Mary) Herr of Brownstown; two sisters: Martha (Wilmer) Myer of Richfield, Miriam Kreider of Elizabethtown; brother-in-law: Daniel Brenneman; foster sister: Patricia Eby; and foster brother: Jay Miller.

She was preceded in death by three siblings: Grace Graybill, Harold Herr and Lois Lowe.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at New Haven Mennonite Church, 230 Crest Road, Lititz, on Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m. There will be a public viewing at the church on Thursday evening from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and again on Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery, West Earl Township. Please omit flowers.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, is in charge of the arrangements.

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