Rachel S. Brubaker, 95, of Lititz, passed away on December 28, 2021, at Landis Homes, where she had lived since 1994.
She was born in Lancaster County on January 8, 1926, the daughter of the late B. Lehman Kraybill and Bertha (Stauffer) Kraybill. She married Luke A. Brubaker of Juniata County on October 12, 1949, in Mt. Joy. They were married 57 years until Luke’s death in 2007.
Rachel is survived by three sons, Jay Brubaker and wife Kathleen of League City, Texas, Leon Brubaker and wife Mary of Coatesville, and Don Brubaker and wife Karen of Lancaster; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Benjamin Kraybill, of Palmyra.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Arthur Kraybill and Daniel Kraybill.
At age seven Rachel accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and joined the Mennonite church.
She graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School in 1944, and later completed nurses training at Lancaster General Hospital, becoming a registered nurse in 1949.
For many years she was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, was involved in women’s ministries, and helped in the church nursery. Her love for serving people was evident as she hosted many guests in her home and wrote to far-away friends. While living at Landis Homes she knitted prayer shawls for those who were recently bereaved and participated in a prayer ministry for prisoners.
Rachel also enjoyed helping others at Landis Homes as a nurse and later through the Life Enrichment program. She was honored in 2015 for 50 years of service, which made her at that time the longest-serving employee of Landis Homes.
Friends are invited to her memorial service, which will be held on January 8, 2022, at 2:00pm at Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA 17543 or Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Deana Mahlandt says
Thinking of you all during this time and praying for strength and comfort for all.
Darlene J. R. Mumma says
Darlene Ranck Mumma
January 4, 2022
I am praying for the family and friends of Aunt Rachel Brubaker for comfort and peace in the loss of Aunt Rachel. She was an AWESOME Aunt at all those Thanksgiving gatherings! May all of her descendants be BLESSED by her memory at all ages!!!
Tom & Melissa Berry says
You all are in our thoughts & prayers.
LaVerne Root says
Dear Family of Rachel, I extend my consolation and sympathy to each of you. You were so precious to her, I know you are missing her so much.
Rachel was a dear friend of mine. We became acquainted at Landis Homes when, I as an LPN and she as my RN Supervisor, worked together on the 3 to 11PM shift for 16 years, beginning in the 1980’s.
I moved into Harvest View more than 5 years ago and Rachel and I were last in touch by phone about 2 weeks ago. I am missing her, but also rejoice in eternal restoration and everlasting joy that she is now experiencing!
May God’s Blessings and Peace be with you,
Marlan Nolt says
Jay, Leon, Don , and extended families – extending my sympathy to all of you. May you experience grace and peace during this time. I remember your mother as a kind and positive person.
Lorraine Shirk says
Loraine Shirk, Ruth Lentz and Arlene Sauder
January 12, 2022
We extend our sympathy to Rachel’s Family. We were neighbors on Grandview
Hall. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort and strength.
God’s peace be with you.
Lorraine Shirk says
Lorraine Shirk, Ruth Lentz, and Arlene Sauder
Extending our sympathy to Rachel’s Family. We were Rachel’s neighbors on
Grandview Hall. We enjoyed her quiet and pleasant spirit. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you. God’s blessing of peace to you.