Arlene S. Miller Martz Nace

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HANOVER Arlene S. Miller Martz Nace, 81, passed peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2013, at the home of her granddaughter in Abbottstown. She was the loving wife of the late Jesse Grant Nace. She was born February 29, 1932, in Jefferson, the daughter of the late Nelson Walter and Minnie Susanna (Leiphart) Miller. Mrs. Nace was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Oxford, and retired from Knouse Foods, Peach Glen, where she was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union 1776. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7374, West Manchester, Fraternal Order of Eagle Aerie 1406, Hanover, and the AMVETS, Thomasville. She is survived by her children, Deborah Strausbaugh and her husband, Amos of Abbottstown, Jeffrey Martz and his wife, Sara of Hanover, Joseph Martz of York, Connie Myers and her husband, James of New Oxford, Gregory Martz and his wife, Bonnie of New Oxford, Melanie Jane Gallagher and her husband, Ben of Hanover, and Diane Martz and her companion, Jim Caler of Hanover; sister, Linda Strausbaugh of Winter Haven, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Klinedinst; and brothers, Nelson and Glenn Miller. Family and friends will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Wetzel Funeral Home, 549 Carlisle St., Hanover, to process to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 106 Carlisle St., New Oxford, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Father Steven W. Fauser as celebrant. A time to share memories and an opportunity to view will be on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wetzel Funeral Home with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, New Oxford. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeffrey Martz, Gregory Martz, Mike Strausbaugh, Scott Myers, Danny Strausbaugh, and Ryan Keeney. Contributions in memory of Arlene Nace may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 106 Carlisle St., New Oxford, PA 17350. To share memories of Arlene Nace and view a video tribute, please visit
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549 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA 17331
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Published in Evening Sun on Aug. 25, 2013
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