Anna M. Eby, 74, a resident of Landis Homes, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 24, 2017.
She was married 54 years to J. Wilmer Eby. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of A. Margaret Hershey Eckman of Lancaster, and the late George H. Eckman.
Anna was a graduate of Pequea Valley High School and a homemaker most of her life. She had enjoyed the nine years she spent working at Brereton Manor in Washington Boro. Anna was a member of Living Light Mennonite Church and spent many hours supporting her husband in his pastoral work there. One of her gifts was the gift of hospitality, and she enjoyed welcoming, and serving meals to many people in her home over the years. She loved the Lord and met people with open arms and a loving heart. She was also gifted in caring for and understanding people’s needs. Anna enjoyed the Anabaptist Tour to Europe and the trip to Alaska to visit her brother, Paul. She had spent time serving on the Committee for Aging with the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. When not busy with other activities, Anna enjoyed games and puzzles.
Surviving besides her husband and mother is a daughter, Mary Beth wife of Carl Ranck of Lancaster; three sons, Steven R. husband of Joyce Colligan Eby of Braintree, MA, Philip R. husband of Diane Bollinger Eby of Holtwood, and Andrew L. husband of LaRee Miller Eby of Portland, OR; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, George H. II, husband of Elaine Dillman Eckman of Smoketown, John husband of Kathy Stoehr Eckman of Ephrata, and Paul husband of Elsie Karmun Eckman of Fairbanks, AK; and two sisters, Helen wife of Loren Zimmerman of Hummelstown, and Elaine wife of Kevin Stoltzfus of Leola.
The family would like to thank the staff of Landis Homes for the wonderful care she received since she came to Landis Homes and most recently from Hospice and Community Care in the last days of her life.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 5, at 3:00 P.M. at The West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA. A Viewing will be held at West Bethany Chapel on Saturday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. There will be no viewing on Sunday, however, friends may greet the family following the service. Interment in the Masonville Mennonite Cemetery on Sunday at 1:30 P.M. for those who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Eby’s memory may be made to the Caring Fund at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.