Merian W. Randle, 86, Akron, mother of four

By on November 22, 2016

Merian W Randle, 86, of Akron, passed away Nov. 15, 2016 in Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was predeceased by her first husband, James Hippensteel, and her second husband, Harry N. Randle Jr. She was born in Martindale on Oct. 23, 1930, a daughter of the late Levi B. and Lydia H. (Nolt) Witmer.

She is survived by her children: Bruce G. Hippensteel of Akron; Penny J., widow of Barry L Knight, of Manheim; Ginny L., wife of Gary Byers, of Akron; and Stacy L., widow of Bill Spaulding, of Shillington; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brother: Lester Witmer; and sister: Grace Rottmund.

Merian was also predeceased by her siblings: Clarence Witmer, Norman Witmer, Walter Witmer, and Margaret Witmer.

Graveside services were held Nov. 18 at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.

Auman Funeral Home, Reading, was entrusted with her services. Online condolences may be offered at

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