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Edith M. Sexton

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On September 3, 2014 @ 4:52 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

Edith Meeker Sexton, also known as Edie, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Mennonite Home.    She was the wife of the late Paul P. Sexton.  She was born in Centre Hall, Centre County, PA and was the daughter of the late Van Dorn and Emma (Hoffmann) Meeker.  Surviving are two daughters; Suzann S., (wife of Michael H. Reese) and Brenda J., (wife of Terry P. Leslie) both of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Ryan H. Reese, Allison L. Scheid, Bradley P. Leslie, and Lauren E. Leslie; and one sister, Beatrice E. Borger of Hanover, PA. She was preceded in death by siblings:  Woodrow Meeker, Isabel Shope, James Meeker and Gertrude Meeker.

Edie was a member of First United Methodist Church of Millersville, PA, where she taught children’s Sunday school classes and junior church. She graduated from Centre Hall-Potter High School and worked at Sylvania in Mill Hall, PA.  Also in earlier years, she worked for Piper Aircraft Corporation in Lock Haven, PA, in the accounting department.  She retired from the credit office of Watt & Shand Department Store, Park City Mall.

Always one of her main objectives in life was helping others.  She helped many neighbors and church friends.  She was an auxiliary member of Homestead Village Retirement Home where she volunteered.  She also volunteered at the Parish Resource Center in Lancaster, PA.  She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening, poetry and music.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602. A viewing will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Interment will be at Conestoga Memorial Park, 95 Second Lock Road, Lancaster, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Condolences for the family of “Edith M. Sexton”

Condolence from victor alberigi on September 4th, 2014 4:11 pm

To: Terry & Brenda,
Sorry for your loss of Brenda’s Mother
Regards & Best Wishes

Condolence from Wanda Whare on September 5th, 2014 10:44 am

Brenda and Sue,
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweetie. I remember her in your yard working on the garden, etc. or coming out to say hello.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Pastor Tim Smith on September 7th, 2014 4:31 pm

I always appreciated Edie’s gentle nature and kind words. She was one of the nicest people at First Church.

We take comfort knowing that she is with Jesus but she will be missed!

Condolence from Judy Brivchik on September 7th, 2014 10:09 pm

Sue, Brenda and the entire Sexton family,
Extending my deepest sympathies to you all on the death of your mom. Her quiet demeanor, gentle smile and soft words are something I’ll always remember.
May her memory be eternal!

Condolence from Don Simmons on September 8th, 2014 11:09 am

Sue & Brenda,
I”m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was always so nice and had a great smile.
You and your family are in our prayers.

Condolence from Carol Stigelman on September 8th, 2014 10:50 pm

I Had The Pleasure Of Knowing Edith Through Her Close Friendship With Grace Stigelman. Grace And I Had Many Lovely Visits With Edith, When She Lived On Hershey Avenue. She Was A Kind, Sweet, Wonderful Person And A Gentle Soul! I Know That She Is Now In God’s Keeping!

***With Heartfelt Prayers For Her Family***

Condolence from Bruce Stigelman on September 9th, 2014 2:12 pm

She was a wonderful person and a great friend to my mother Grace Stigelman. She enriched the lives of everyone around her.

Bruce Stigelman

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