Mary Jane Lash, 88, member of Brickerville Lutheran, worked at several area factories

By on July 9, 2014

Mary Jane Lash, 88, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her residence.

She was born in Clay Township to the late Amos W. and Mabel M. (Heberling) Landis and was the wife of the late Harold S. Lash who passed away in 2002.

She was a member of the Brickerville United Lutheran Church. She had worked at Hopeland Manufacturing and earlier had worked for Miller Hess Shoe Co., Akron and F & M Hat Factory, Adamstown. Mary Jane enjoyed cooking, making chocolate candy, attending yard sales and flea markets, and babysitting. She had enjoyed sightseeing with her late husband, especially country and western sights. She especially enjoyed her favorite guys, Randy and Buzzard.ER20140709_BobiLASH MaryJane1

Mary Jane is survived by a son: Harold S. Lash, Jr. of Ephrata; a daughter: Patricia A. Lash of Reading; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother: Richard, husband of Evelyn (Hehnley) Landis of Ephrata; two sisters: Betty Jane, widow of Walter C. Goshert of Wyomissing and Vera, widow of Chester Sweigart of Denver.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great grandson: Dakota S. Schnettler; and numerous siblings.

Services were held July 7 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Dr. Scott K. Davis officiating. Interment was in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Brickerville.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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