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Geraldine M. Townsend



     Geraldine M. Townsend, 74, of New Holland, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital.  Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of William Ketler and Ardis Elizabeth Huyard. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Townsend who died in 2004.

     She enjoyed many crafts including knitting and crocheting.

     Surviving are:  three sons, John E. Townsend, New Holland, Heiland husband of Nelsa Benedict, Ephrata, Harold E. Townsend,II, fiancé of Lisa, Lebanon; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren;  10 siblings, Grace, Bill, Mary, Butch, Tom, John, Joseph, Robin, Ardie, and Nancy. She was preceded in death by: a son, Dowlin Sharpless Townsend; a brother, George; three sisters, Yvonne, Josephine, and Dottie.

     A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11 AM from the Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola, PA.  Interment will be in Upper Octorara Presbyterian Cemetery.



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