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HANOVER Arlene Dorothy (Meckley) Wentz, 94, formerly of Melrose, Md., entered into God's eternal care on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the wife of George A. Wentz, who died December 22, 2011. They were married for 70 years. Born December 13, 1919, in Manheim Twp., York Co., she was the daughter of the late Bertus S. and Lettie (Myers) Meckley. Arlene was a member of Lazarus Lutheran Church, Lineboro, Md. She worked as a Floral Designer for The Flower Box in Westminster, Md., for 30 years and she worked for Abercrombie Florist in Winter Haven, Fla., for 20 years. For 60 years, Arlene and her husband, George, spent their winters in Florida where she enjoyed fishing, boating, shuffleboard, baking, and cooking delicious food for friends and family. Mrs. Wentz attended floral design school in Lake Worth, Fla., and floral bridal school in Lakewood, Ohio. She also attended the Rural Women's Short Course at University of Maryland. She was a member of the Triple Valley Homemakers Club and a former member of the Mt. Airy Square Dance Club. Arlene was an organizer and leader for the Melrose 4H Club for 20 years and a member of the Maryland 4H All Star Club. In 1969 she was recognized for her service as a guest of honor at a state recognition luncheon at the University of Maryland. In her years of leadership at 4H, she helped many young women learn to do cooking, sewing, flower arranging, and basket weaving. She also gave them guidance and encouragement to learn life skills of patience, perseverance, communications, and the importance of working together as a team. Many of the young women won state championships for their presentations. Arlene also organized the 4H Club and the Homemakers Club in Kissimmee, Fla. Her survivors include three sisters and four brothers, Marguerite Nonemaker of Hanover, Marvin Meckley of Spring Grove, Burnell Meckley and his wife, Janet of Hanover, Pearl Stagemyer of Hanover, Donald Meckley and his wife, MaryLou of Hanover, Jean Sprenkle and her husband, David of Hanover, and Roger Meckley and his wife, Jeanette of The Villages, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Laura Rohrbaugh, Kathryn Flickinger, and Geraldine Klunk; and two brothers, Raymond and Leroy Meckley. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Arlene D. Meckley will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Homewood Chapel, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover 17331 with the Rev. Joel B. Hummel officiating. Burial will be private in St. Jacob's Stone Union Cemetery, Glenville. The family of Arlene would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Murillo, the nurses and staff of Homewood, and the VNA/Hospice, Hanover-Spring Grove, for the extraordinary care they provided throughout Arlene's illness. Contributions may be made in Arlene's memory to the Lazarus Lutheran Church, 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro, MD 21102; or Homewood at Plum Creek, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover, PA 17331 To share memories of Arlene Wentz, please visit
Published in Evening Sun on July 6, 2014
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