LUCILLE GOTWALS Lucille (Yoder) Gotwals, 81, of Telford, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Lutheran Community at Telford. She was the loving wife of Robert S. Gotwals for 61 years. Lucy was born in Belleville, to the late Reuben and Mary (Zook) Yoder. She graduated from Belleville High School, class of 1948. Lucy attended Goshen College for 2 years. Lucy became a certified Laboratory Technician through further training at Philadelphia General Hospital. She was employed at Grand View Hospital during the 1950s. Lucy later worked for many years in the family business. She also served as chairwoman of the Goshen College Alumni Board. Lucy was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church where she served as one of the first women elders for 18 years. She was a Sunday school teacher, youth sponsor and church administrator. Lucy served in several leadership roles in the Franconia Mennonite Conference. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who spent many countless hours reading to her grandchildren and playing games with her family. Lucy was an avid tennis player throughout her lifetime. She was a caring and compassionate person, reaching out to many people. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Gotwals and husband, Tim Lehman, of Sterling, OH; two sons, Brent Gotwals and wife, Julie, of Telford and Chris Gotwals and wife, Kathy, of Barto; seven grandchildren; a step-grand-daughter; two step-great-granddaughters; and a sister-in-law, Betty Yoder of Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Elton, Elmer and Merle Yoder and three sisters, Arvilla King, Pauline King and Lola Goss. Visitations will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church from 6 to 8PM and Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 to 10:30AM. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11AM at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 713 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen. Inurnment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th Street. Akron, PA 17501. Arrangements are by Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com
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Published in The Reporter on Aug. 9, 2012