Annabelle H. Eberly, 90, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the Glen at Willow Valley. |
Born in Mt. Zion, Lebanon County, on Feb. 25, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Miles and Jennie Spangler.
Annabelle was married to Harold L. Eberly, who passed away July 12, 2008, after 62 years of marriage.
She graduated from Lebanon Business College and was an executive secretary at the Peoples National Bank of Lebanon, before becoming a devoted wife and mother while her husband, Harold Eberly, served 22 years in the United States Navy.
Annabelle and Harold moved to Chester County from Adak, Alaska, in 1964, and lived in Malvern where they formed many long, close friendships until moving to Willow Valley in 1995, where they made many more new friends.
In addition to raising her children, Annabelle loved spending time with her grandchildren, growing and arranging flowers, preserving vegetables from her husband's garden, traveling, cooking, sewing and playing bridge. She also enjoyed exercise and being outdoors - particularly near the water.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lancaster.
Annabelle is survived by: son, H. Timothy Eberly of Lititz (Jodi); daughter, Bonnie Klingelhoeffer of Downingtown (Karl); daughter, Jayne Ashenfelter of Malvern (Richard); four grandchildren, Karl Klingelhoeffer IV, Kari Laine Klingelhoeffer-Carfagno, Richard Ashenfelter III and Holli Ashenfelter; and two brothers, Wilbur Spangler and Frederick Spangler.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Eberly; and sister, Kathleen Heberling.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at the Johnson Auditorium at Willow Valley, Manor North.
Friends and family may also attend a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster.
Interment will be private in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you make a donation to the
For further information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at www.kearneyasnyderfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Local News on Jan. 2, 2014