AIRVILLE Kenneth M. Stokes, 77, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Barbara J. Egan Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Shrewsbury. He was the husband of Lois M. (Keller) Stokes, with whom he celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on December 31, 2012. Following cremation, a service to celebrate Mr. Stokes' life will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, 4263 Pine Grove Road, Airville, with his pastor, the Rev. James B. Shuler, officiating. The family will greet friends from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., Red Lion, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Stokes was born April 16, 1935, at home in Airville. He was the son of the late Elmer Barnes and Kathryn Lydia (Urey) Stokes. He was a 1953 graduate of Lower Chanceford High School and went on to be a Bender, making cutting dies, at New Era Die in Red Lion for 43 1/2 years, until retiring in 1998. He was a member of Pine Grove Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, square dancing at Fiddler's, and playing cards, especially "500". Most of all, though, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his wife, Mr. Stokes leaves his three sons, Denny and his wife, Connie Stokes of Red Lion, Dean Stokes at home in Airville, and Doug and his wife, Kristen Stokes of Delta; his two daughters, Brenda and her husband, Mike Tome of Windsor, and Bonnie and her husband, Todd Druck of Red Lion; nine grandchildren, Chris and his wife, Lisa Stokes, Steven Stokes, Heather and Holly Stokes, Austin Tome, Tyler and Lauren Druck, and Hunter and Connor Stokes; three great-grandchildren, Jade, Lydia, and Trenton; and a sister, Helen Arnold and husband, Palmer of East Prospect. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, 4263 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17302. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 17, 2013