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Susan R. (Watkins) Holtzapple

Holtzapple RED LION Susan R. (Watkins) Holtzapple, 58, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at 11:47 p.m. at her residence. She was the wife of Edward A. Holtzapple, whom she married on June 27, 1987, celebrating 25 years together. She was born in Chester County on April 11, 1954, the daughter of Mamie (Owens) Schoner of West Grove, and the late George A. Watkins. Susan was a Registered Nurse working in various positions in the medical field. Her last employment was at Maximus, Inc., in Harrisburg. In addition to her husband Edward and her mother Mamie, she leaves a daughter, Kerry Reichard of Airville and her companion, Keith Conley; a son, Patrick Kinnier of Lancaster and wife Heather; two step children, Jeremy Holtzapple and Heidi Holtzapple, both of York; five grandchildren, Branden, Annabelle, Molly, Spirit, Nadia; one brother, John Watkins of Holtwood and wife Linda; two sisters, Patricia Swisher of Pomeroy and Phyllis Harris of West Grove; and several nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion. The service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by cremation. Whitney L. Holtzapple, certified lay leader of Locust Street UM Church in Wrightsville, will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to: York Health Foundation, Cancer Patient Help Fund, 912 S. George St., York, Pa 17403; or to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Red Lion VFW Post #1446, 815 S. Main St., Red Lion, PA 17356.

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 27, 2012
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