Ruth M. Myer

LITITZ – Ruth M. Myer, 101, of Landis Homes, went home with her Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Born in East Lampeter Township, she was the daughter of the late Adam D. and Mary H. Denlinger Esbenshade. She was the wife of the late I. Willard Myer.

She was a market clerk for Groff Candies and a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church. She was an avid seamstress and belonged to the church sewing circle. For many years she would sew items and do needlework for the Mennonite Relief Sale.

She is survived by: a daughter, Almeda J., wife of Mahlon Shenk, of Lititz; sons, Wilmer E., husband of Martha Myer, of Cocolamus, Donald L., husband of Blanche Myer, of Lancaster, and Dale E., husband of Glenna Sue Myer, of Aurora, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Hoover, of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by: a grandson, Greg Myer; a great-granddaughter; a great-grandson; a brother, A. Wilmer Esbenshade; and sisters, Ella Hostetter and Mabel Shertzer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Road, Bird-in-Hand. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at East Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz. The interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Landis Homes Caring Fund at the above address.

Furman Funeral Home, Leola, is in charge of the arrangements.