Mildred Moffatt, 98, ran music shop, ECH retiree

By on October 20, 2011

Mildred D. (Davis) Moffatt, 98, of Akron, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at Brethren Village.

Born in Frackville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sarah (Mengel) (Dasher) Davis. She was married by her late uncle, Bishop Charles Mengel, to the late Alfred C. Moffatt, on Dec. 14, 1931.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Congregational (EC) Church, where she had sang in the choir. She taught Sunday school in Frackville. A graduate of Reading High School, she was also a member of Ephrata Women’s Club. She co-owned Moffatt Music Shop in Ephrata from 1946 to 1954, which she ran during World War II. She also worked at Dunn & Bradstreet and Ephrata Community Hospital from 1972 to 1986, retiring as chief admissions clerk.

Millie was active in Eastern Star since 1948 and was worthy matron of the Cloister Chapter from 1963 to 1964, district deputy grand matron of Lancaster County, grand Martha of Pennsylvania and was honored to have been grand representative to Oregon for two years. She traveled extensively in the U.S. and has visited Canada; Mexico; Great Britain, including Moffat; Scotland; Europe; and Australia.

She is survived by her son: Alfred T., husband of Carol Moffatt, of Ft. Washington; three grandchildren: David, Lauren and Andrew; and two great-grandchildren: Riley and Jackson.

Her funeral service was held on Oct. 14 at Grace EC Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Jeff Martin officiating. Burial took place in the Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron.

Memorial contributions in Mildred’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

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