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MANCHESTER Michael B. Sanders, 52, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home. A Celebration of Life tribute service will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2 P.M. at Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, with his Pastor, The Rev. Roy H. Ludwig, officiating the service. A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Born December 4, 1961, in York, Michael was a son of the late Henry J. and Fannie D. (Burger) Sanders. Mr. Sanders worked as a janitor for five years. He was an extremely creative and artistic person. He enjoyed crafts and was a talented drummer. Michael loved the holidays, especially Christmas, and dressed in his own Santa suit. He cherished people and never went anywhere without making friends. Michael is survived by two brothers, Harry J. Sanders and Chuck B. Sanders, both of York; a sister, Linda Whitehead of Wrightsville; five nephews, Dutch Lynes of York, Seth Whitehead and his wife of Dover, Luke Sanders and his wife, Jesse Sanders and his wife, and Marcus Sanders; and four nieces, Kathleen Kauffman and her husband, Megan Mouldon and her husband, Shelly Sanders and her husband, and Misty Sanders and her partner. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by a brother, Mick Sanders. Memorial contributions may be made to either Animal Rescue, 2 Heritage Farm Drive, New Freedom, PA 17349; or Typical Life Corporation, 707 Loucks Road, York, PA 17404. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com Read Obituary
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YORK Geneva C. Senft, 82, entered into eternity with Jesus at 10:47 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at York Hospital surrounded by loving family members. She was the loving wife of the late Elmer T. Senft. Born October 14, 1931, in York, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Elmira (Neiman) Shaffner. The youngest, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Ervin Shaffner, Helen Gembe, Wilbert Shaffner, Charlotte Miller, Mildred Shewell, Eva Wilt, and Paul Shaffner. Geneva was a lifelong member of Dover Bethany U.M. Church. She was a homemaker, accomplished seamstress, and member of Shiloh Garden Club, an outreach of her love for gardening and flower arranging. Anyone who saw her backyard was amazed at the beauty of the design of the flowers she tended with loving care. She was also a member of the York Art Association, an outreach of her love of painting. She started singing as a teenager with her nieces, Betty Gerber and the late Shirley Bupp, and they continued singing praises to the Lord until they were no longer able. For the past 20 plus years the trio sang their Gospel music at various churches and social functions as the Gloryland Singers and were accompanied by Evelyn Wueschinski, pianist. In the last few years she enjoyed attending and singing at the Jam at the Church of the Open Door, Shiloh. Geneva's greatest love was for her family. She was a wonderful, loving mother who put aside her own needs for her children. Geneva was a fantastic cook and is famous for her homemade pies. She is survived by three daughters, Elaine D. Hughes and husband, Eric of Mount Wolf, Rose M. King and husband, Dave of Glen Rock, and Melinda K. Mineer and husband, Larry of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepson, Daryl E. Senft and wife, Paula of Spring Grove; three grandchildren, Shawn King and wife, Amy of Colorado, Brandon Slaney of West Hartford, Conn., and Michael Slaney of Laredo, Texas; two step-grandchildren, Chad Senft and wife, Elizabeth, and Melissa McCleaf; four step great-grandchildren, Christian Senft, Cameron Senft, Taylor Senft, and Tori McCleaf; and a step-great-great-grandson, Austin Senft. She is also survived by her former husband, the father of her three daughters, Richard C. Feeser of Colonial Heights, Va. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Geneva's celebration of life memorial service on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 10 a.m., receiving visitation with friends and family from 9 to 10 a.m., at Dover Bethany U.M. Church, 4510 Bull Road, Dover. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Salvatore Buonocore, as well as her son-in-law, Pastor Eric W. Hughes. Emig Funeral Home, Dover, is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Dover Bethany U.M. Church, 4510 Bull Road, Dover, PA 17315. www.emigfuneralhome.com Read Obituary
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REYNOLDSBURG, OH John Harold Shaffer, 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. at his home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio surrounded by his family. John was born in York, on November 5, 1927, and was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Shaffer II; mother, Francis Attitia Gallagher; siblings, Daniel Shaffer III, Anna Shaffer Miller and Earl V. Shaffer. John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois June (Keister) Shaffer; children, Samuel Shaffer (Kathie) of Reynoldsburg, OH, David Shaffer (Barb) of Pickerington, OH and Robin (Shaffer) Aranza of Katy, TX; grandchildren, Amy (Shaffer) Jarrell (Sonni), Brandon Shaffer, Cameron Shaffer, Maggie (Shaffer) Benner (Jonathan) and Frank "Trey" Aranza; great-grandchildren, Jacob Benner, Mia Benner and Faith Jarrell; brother, Evan Shaffer of Greenville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from William Penn High School in York, in 1946. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and following discharge worked for WSBA Radio, Bendix, Olivetti Underwood, Prudential and Syntonic Technology from which he retired in 1993. John enjoyed more than 60 years of amateur radio and television, known by his call letters, W3SST and television. He was a founding member of the Keystone VHF Club of York, Life Member of The American Radio Relay League, Century Club member of QCWA and member of ATCO (Amateur Television of Central Ohio). DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY has been entrusted with the arrangements. At John's request, funeral services will be private. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Mt. Carmel Health Hospice for their support and service during John's brief illness. Online condolences can be found at www.spencefuneralhome.com Read Obituary
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HANOVER Edith V. Smith, 90, entered into God's eternal care Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Homewood at Plum Creek Retirement Center, Hanover. Edith was the loving wife of Dennis G. Smith, who died September 12, 2004. Born March 13, 1924, in Taneytown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Willis F. and Pauline V. (Fink) Sterner. Edith was a long time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover. She retired from Keystone Senneca Wire Cloth after 22 years of dedicated service, where she was a loom operator. Edith loved cooking, reading, and traveled extensively. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother. Edith is survived by three daughters, Teresa M. Small and her husband, Louis of Littlestown, Caroline D. Grimm of Hanover, and Joanne M. Smith of Bonneauville; six grandchildren, Louis J. Small, III, Anna N. Small, Christopher D. Small, Charles M. Grimm, Barbara J. Martin, and Patricia A. Phillips; seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Noah, Michael, Matthew, Katie, Erica, and Jennifer; one great-great-grandson, Stephen; and one brother, Harold E. Sterner of Elkridge, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, with Father Stephen Kelley and Father Joseph F. Gotwalt as co-celebrants. A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, with a prayer service at 8 p.m., as well as from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Edith may be made to WellSpan Dialysis of Littlestown, 43 Columbus Ave., Littlestown, PA 17340. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com Read Obituary
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DOVER Joyce M. (Sheffer) Smith, 78, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of William "Bill" K. Smith, Dover, with whom she celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on December 8, 2013. Mrs. Smith was born in York on March 13, 1936, daughter of the late Thelma (Lightner) Sheffer. Joyce was employed by the former Kids Connection Daycare, from which she retired. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church of York and its Bible Study Group. Additional memberships include life member of the York City School District PTA and Boys Town. Joyce enjoyed gardening, baking and sewing. A loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Julie M. Lower and her husband, Brian and Beth A. Brooks, all of York; two grandchildren, Cara M. Lower of York and Wade A. Housseal of Dover; two sisters, Darlene Shaffer and Bonnie Martin, both of York. She was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Sheffer. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the LeRoy R. Leber Funeral Home, Inc., 2290 School St., York (Shiloh). Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Bailey and Pastor Jim Ward. Final resting place will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York. There will be a viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Read Obituary
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LANCASTER Rachel F. Smith, 84, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Mennonite Home. She was the wife of Raymond R. Rohrbaugh, who passed away on April 19, 1964, and Melvin E. Smith, who passed away in July 1995. She was born in Jackson Twp., York County, daughter of the late Edgar J. and Bessie J. Eyster Hamme. She was a cafeteria worker for the School District of Lancaster for 18 years before her retirement in 1983. She was a member of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #1690, Lancaster. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed traveling, embroidering, and gardening. Her family was very important to her. She is survived by one son, Kevin R. (Doreen) Rohrbaugh of Lancaster; one daughter, Alisa K. (Dr. G. David) Kolsun of Landisville; and five grandchildren, Kristen and Zachary Kolsun, and Todd, Heather, and Troy Rohrbaugh. She was preceded in death by one son, Keith Rohrbaugh; and two sisters, Theda Elliot and Mildred Whitman. The funeral service will be held at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3225 Concordia Road, Columbia, PA 17512 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary Anne Kingsborough officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's (Wolf's) Church Cemetery, York. Friends may call at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 W. Main St., Mountville, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church; or the Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. To send an online condolence, visit workmanfuneralhomes.com Read Obituary
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