Kathryn M. Gehman

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Kathryn M. Gehman


    Kathryn Marie (Garber) Gehman, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Gehman on May 27, 2014. Kathryn is survived by her 6 children: Glen (Nancy) Gehman of Silver Spring, MD; Linda Gehman (Titus) Peachey of Lancaster, PA; Daniel (Jennifer) Gehman of Millersville, PA; Dawn (Dale) Horst of Lebanon, PA; Lois (Peter) Omonde of Washington, NC; June (Ethan) Gehman-Deane of Lancaster, PA. She was grandmother to Beth, Rachel, Ryan, Deanne, Dwight, Derek, Andrew, Riziki, Rebecca, Seth, and Hannah; and 8 great-grandchildren.

     Kathryn was born on August 5, 1925 near Akron, PA, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Hess) Garber. She was the last surviving sibling of 9 children. Kathryn loved being with family and friends, and hosted many wonderful meals in her home. She also loved flowers and caring for children in Sunday School and nursery programs.

     Kathryn was a member at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. She and her husband David volunteered with many local agencies, and enjoyed hosting international students and guests in their home. They also traveled to Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Laos, Nicaragua, and Thailand to visit their children, as well as some of their international guests.  

     Funeral services will be held at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, 432 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Friday, November 23, 2018, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Burial will be at Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mennonite Home Benevolent Care Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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