Veona Arlene Grant, 91, formerly of Ephrata, Quinlan’s Pretzels worker, enjoyed quilting

By on August 19, 2015

Veona Arlene Grant, 91, of Manheim, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

She was born in Stevens to the late Elwood and Ida (Miller) Tothero, and was the wife of the late Earl E. Grant Jr. who died in April 2014.

She was a member of the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Denver, where she was very active for many years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and especially enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren. Her family meant everything to her.

Veona worked in the packaging department of Quinlan’s Pretzels, Denver, for 25 years prior to her retirement in 1986.

Veona is survived by a son: Michael E., husband of Wanda (Hertzog) Grant, of Denver; two daughters: Sherralynne G. Garman of Stevens; and Karen E., wife of Terry L. Good, of Ephrata; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; two brothers: Lester and Leon Tothero; and a sister: Beatrice Fultz.

A viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Peter Schwabe-Fry officiating. Interment will take place in the Muddy Creek Cemetery, East Cocalico Township.

If desired, memorial contributions in Veona’s memory may be made to Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, 11 S. Muddy Creek Road, Denver, PA 17517.

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

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