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Phyllis G. Kreider

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 11, 2022 @ 3:25 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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Phyllis G. Kreider, 97, of Lancaster passed away on March 10, 2022 at the Mennonite Home.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Abraham Garfield Herr Kreider and Bessie Glouner Kreider.

A 1942 graduate of J. P. McCaskey, Phyllis earned a B.S in Medical Technology in 1946 at the Moravian College for Women (now Moravian University). Following college she began her career at St. Joseph Hospital, advancing to the position of Director of Pathology.  She also served as a technician at the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital later known as Community Hospital of Lancaster until her retirement in 1994.

A lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, Phyllis taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and participated in numerous ministries.

A seeker of knowledge, Phyllis mastered personal wellness through nutrition, exercise and meditation. She was an inspirational teacher of Qi Gong at the Lancaster Wellness Center and numerous community centers.  Phyllis was a lover of nature, enthusiastic singer, and protector of the environment.

Never married, Phyllis’ strong Christian faith and positive attitude earned her an enduring family of cherished friends.  Her generosity and concern for her community will live on through the Phyllis G. Kreider Education and Care Fund which will provide scholarships for health careers.

A graveside Celebration of Life at the Greenwood Cemetery will be held at a later date with Rev. Dan Snyder officiating.  In lieu of flowers Phyllis has requested memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.


Condolences for the family of “Phyllis G. Kreider”

Condolence from Kevin and Lu Patton on March 13th, 2022 11:16 am

To the family and friends of Phyllis,
We first met Phyllis at the Lancaster Senior Center. She was a strong positive leader of a class in Qi Gong. We quickly looked forward to attending class weekly. She taught us about personal wellness through nutrition and exercise., which we still practice today. Her Christian faith was the core of who she was and was evident in the love, kindness, and generosity she expressed towards us. She inspired us to become better human beings and appreciate all life has to offer. We will miss her loving spirit greatly

Condolence from Sandy Weekes on March 13th, 2022 12:53 pm

Phyllis was a good friend to many of us and always encouraging those around her to choose happiness and healthiness. I will miss her smiling face and the little jingles we used to sing over the phone together. Thank you to all the friends who helped her over the past several years and especially to First Presbyterian for guiding her thru her faith to be the very best person that she could be. She has spread lots of “Chi” (good energy) over the years to a lot of people. May she forever Rest in Peace.

Condolence from Lorraine E Stoll on March 13th, 2022 4:51 pm

Phyllis was a lovely person that I became aquainted with at the Lancaster Recreation Center.

Condolence from Mary on March 14th, 2022 11:06 pm

Phyllis was my mother’s friend and roommate many, many years ago. Even though we never met in person, we chatted on the phone regularly for 20 years after my mother passed.

What a full life – a lovely, generous person! Godspeed, Phyllis. You are my sunshine.

Condolence from Renee Burke on March 31st, 2022 8:07 pm

I worked with Phyllis at Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital. After Phyllis retired, we kept in touch all these years through the mail with Christmas cards and letters at least three times a year. Phyllis was my mentor in the Pathology Department helping me with her knowledge and years of experience. Her letters were always happy and upbeat. Wrote me words of encouragement helping me deal with my terminal illness. Rest In Peace Phyllis, I will miss your positive happy attitude. God Bless

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