Alice M. Leed, 80, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at home after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsie Bouder Brooks. She was the wife of the late Enos H. Leed, Sr. who died in July of 1991.
Donald H. Bridges, 90, of Ephrata, PA, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Ephrata Hospital. Born January 10, 1924 in Marietta, PA, he was a son of the late Frank W. and Alice L. (Atkins) Bridges and husband of Nancy F. (Ament) Bridges.
Earl R. Baringer, 85, of Leola, formerly of Bethlehem, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital. He is the husband of Frances M. (Ward) Baringer. He was born in Richland Twp. on January 13, 1929 to the late Ernest L. and Gertrude M. (Dornblaser) Baringer. He served our country faithfully in the US Army during the Korean War. Earl retired as a Conductor and Brakeman for the Strasburg Railroad and for the Wanamaker Kempton & Southern Railroads. He is a member of Leola United Methodist Church, Bethlehem Lodge F. & A.M. #283 – Worshipful Master in 1967 & Treasurer from 1971-1998; Ezra Royal Arch Chapter #216 – Bethlehem – served as High Priest in 1972; Bethlehem Council #36, served as Thrice Illustrations Master in 1975; many other Masonic organizations; Quakertown Moose #1622 since 1950; Samuel S. Yohe Commandery #81 – served as Commander in 1970; Knights of the York Cross of Honour, Penn Priority #6, received in 1976; National Railway Historical Society, Hawk Mountain Chapter, Reading Company Technical & Historical Society.
Jane E. Nicholson, 91, of Lancaster, PA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Paris Eugene and Betsy Rannels Michael.
Jesse Wood, 80, departed his earthly life on April 13, 2014. Jesse was the son of the late James R. and Lois (Crowl) Wood and lived his entire life on the family farm in Little Britain Township. He loved farming with his father and in his later years with his sons on their dairy and crop operations.
Ruth J. (Kaufman) Phillips, 89, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. Born in Tower City, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Rose (Messner) Kaufman. She was the wife of James W. Phillips of Elizabethtown. They were married for 65 years in August 2013.
Alfred C. Stansbury, 66, of Lancaster, died March 21, 2014. Alfred worked in food service at LGH. A Minersville native, the son of the late Anna Reed. He served in the PA Army National Guard and will be lovingly missed by his caring friends.
Armecia Lynett Bethea, 46, went to be with Jesus in the afternoon of April 10, 2014. She was born February 10, 1968. Surviving are her parents, Robert Larue and Evelyn V. Bethea; brothers, Robert and Muvuro Bethea, and sisters, Sieta and Nashana Bethea, all of Lancaster, PA; four daughters: Mashi Bethea of Harrisburg, PA and Anastashia Groff, wife of Will, Zakia and Alyssa Bethea, all of Lancaster, PA; along with three granddaughters and one grandson; and many nieces and nephews.