Erma S. Carvell

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Erma S. Carvell


  Erma S. Carvell “Gram", 90, longtime resident of S. Groffdale Rd., Leola, PA, died peacefully  at home on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Williamsport, PA.  She was born in Groffdale, PA on April 25, 1924, the daughter of Elam S. “Pappy" and Alice P. Horst.

  Erma attended Upper Leacock School and later in life, earned her GED.  She retired as a cafeteria worker for Conestoga Valley School District after 25 years of service.

   She was a charter member of New Holland Church of the Nazarene for 36 years and active in its ministries.  She also was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene after relocating to Williamsport. 

  Erma is survived by her daughters, Audrey (Leon) Buckwalter, Jalisco, Mexico and Glee Carvell, Williamsport.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Vici McGowan.

  Also surviving are four grandchildren, Deborah McGowan, Johnstown, PA; Heidi Kindon, Elizabethtown, PA; Jill (Mark) McGinnis, Houston, TX; Jason (Lori) Buckwalter, St. Louis, MO and seven great grandsons, Mitchell Bowman, Brett Bowman, Henry Kindon, Nathan Buckwalter, Milo Kindon, Samuel Buckwalter and Joshua Buckwalter.

  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8PM on Thursday, December 4 at Furman Home for Funerals, 59 West Main St., Leola, PA.  Following visitation at 10AM, the service will be held at 11AM on Friday, December 5, at New Holland Church of the Nazarene, 28 Ranck Rd., New Holland, PA with Rev. Kenneth Mingledorff officiating.  A graveside service will be held at Groffdale Brick Mennonite Cemetery, N. Groffdale Rd., Leola.  Also, a memorial service will be held at 6PM on Monday, December 8, at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 3200 Lycoming Creek Rd., Williamsport, PA with Rev. Louis Gatti officiating.  All are welcome to attend and share with the family in celebrating Erma's life.

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