Dorothy Little Bernhard

Dorothy Little Bernhard, 85, died in Harrisburg Hospital Sunday, October 16, 2005 after illness from ovarian cancer.

She was born Dorothy Mae Smith, the daughter of John and Minnie Smith on March 31, 1920 in Everett, PA. She was the sister of Freeda, Phyllis and Paul Smith. Dorothy was predeceased in 1975 by her first husband, Robert G. Little of New Enterprise and in 1983 by her second husband, the Rev. Howard Bernhard of the Brethren Village, Lancaster.

For the past 28 years, Dorothy resided at the Brethren Village where she made many dear friends, always cheerfully introducing them to her family. She was former member of the Loysburg United Methodist Church and most recently the Lititz Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her four children, Robert G. Little, Jr., MD of Harrisburg, Eleanor Little Phillips, Williamsport, PA, Mary Alice Little Secrist Weaver and Thomas J. Little, both of Harrisburg. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at the Loysburg United Methodist Church, Loysburg PA on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 11 AM. Interment will follow at the Loysburg Cemetery. Her life will also be celebrated in a memorial service in the chapel at Brethren Village on Wednesday the 19th at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Loysburg United Methodist Church, Loysburg, PA 16659 or the Loysburg Cemetery Association, PO Box 6, Lysburg, PA 16659. Arrangements by the S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury, PA.