Orvilla Schnader, Ephrata, 91, co-owned motel in Denver

By on July 11, 2012

Orvilla G. Schnader, 91, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Denver Nursing Home.

She was born in Ephrata Township to the late Samuel and Mabel (Doster) Greenly and was the wife of the late Wilbur J. Schnader, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage before his passing in 2003.

Orvilla was a member of Ephrata Church of the Nazarene, where she was a church volunteer. From 1954-1969, Orvilla co-owned the Cloister Motel, Denver. She enjoyed reading her Bible, bowling, playing parcheesi and swimming at the beach.

Orvilla is survived by a son: Dennis R. Schnader, of Lewisburg; a daughter: Deborah Ann Schnader, of Ephrata; six grandchildren: Kurt A. Schnader, Kristine R. Petrecca, Amanda M. Narehood, Jay J. Schnader, Jennifer L. Dwyer and Shane M. Hyman; and six great-grandchildren: Zachary and Cole Petrecca, Robby, Abby, Savannah and Kendall Schnader.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Betty J. Rock.

Funeral services were held on July 7 at the Ephrata Church of the Nazarene, Ephrata, with Dr. B. W. Hambrick officiating. Interment took place in the Wyomissing Cemetery, Berks County.

Memorial contributions in Orvilla’s memory may be made to Ephrata Church of the Nazarene, 110 Durlach Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

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