Reba R. Esh

PORT ROYAL – Reba R. Esh, 86, of Port Royal, died at 2:59 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born on April 1, 1928, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late W. Book and Lillian (McClure) Ritzman. On April 24, 1948, she married her late husband, David B. Esh, with whom she shared nearly 58 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2005.

Surviving are: Her children, David B. Esh and his wife, Trish, of Salisbury, Md., Peggy J. Noss and her husband, Tom Jr., of Honey Grove, and Susan E. Henderson and her husband, Ralph, of Mifflintown; a son-in-law, Robert Switzer, of Mifflintown; a sister, Beverly R. Hood, of Mifflintown; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

One daughter, Gail E. Switzer, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Esh was a 1945 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal, and had attended the McCoysville Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Spruce Hill Grange No. 772.

She retired from Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., Mifflintown.

Reba enjoyed canning and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.

Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Graham C. Fowler officiating. After the service, interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

For those that desire, memorial donations in Mrs. Esh’s memory may be made to the New Church Hill Cemetery Assoc., c/o Gladys Boyer, 1001 Main St., Port Royal, PA 17082.

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