Dorothy L. Buckwalter, 91, of Lancaster, passed away on December 11, 2014, at home with her loving family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Jacob B. and Ella Lefever. Born in Lancaster in 1923, Dot, as she was known by friends, spent much of her career working at a family owned floral business, Lefever's Flowers, spreading joy by selling flowers at the Lancaster County Farmers Market in Wayne and later in Strafford, Pennsylvania. She also worked at Old Homestead Farm in Strasburg and Greenleaf in Smoketown. Dot enjoyed a full and eventful life, cooking for her family, tending to her garden, traveling, shopping and gabbing with her close friends and sisters, Ruth (Tootsie) and Anna.
She is survived by three children; James M. Buckwalter of Lancaster, Jack Buckwalter husband of Diana M. of Halifax, and Jeanne Harris wife of Kevin Harris of Strasburg; seven grandchildren; Mark Buckwalter husband of Stephanie of Lancaster, Danielle M. Bowman wife of Brandt of Millersburg, Joshua J. Buckwalter, Erin K. Buckwalter of Halifax, Steven McAndrews husband of Kathleen of Fort Washington, Maryland, Emily Harris of Lancaster and Katie Harris of Fort Washington, Maryland; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Good and Anna Ebersole.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul B. Lefever, Melvin Lefever and a daughter- in-law Margaret (Peggy) Buckwalter.
The memorial service will be held Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Hellers, 2555 Horseshoe Rd., Lancaster, PA. Friends may call Monday at 1-2:00 PM at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. FurmanFuneralHome.com