MANCHESTER – Ethel (Witmer) Kline, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kline to whom she was married 66 years on this earth and to whom she has now rejoined in their sentimental journey.
Ethel was born November 16, 1925 in Conewago Township and was the daughter of the late Ephraim and Clara (Benedict) Witmer.
She worked for many years at Katherine Beechers Mints and often came home smelling like mints. She made parachutes as part of the war effort for WWII. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Susquehanna Fire Company in York Haven; St. Paul United Methodist Church in Manchester and a former member of Mt. Washington United Brethren Church.
Ethel is survived by her son David Kline and his wife Jane of Dover; her three daughters, Susan Kasper and her husband Art of Manchester, Joyce Heindel and her husband Ken of Manchester; Patricia Smith of York; 9 grandchildren, Danyale, Derek, Andrew, Jennifer, Jill, Amy, Brad, Lindsey, and Erica; 14 great-grandchildren. Ethel was preceded in death by her brothers and her sisters.
Her funeral service will begin at 10:00 AM, Friday, September 1, 2017 at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Viewing will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Manchester Union Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be her pastor The Reverend James Parker.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Susquehanna Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 81, York Haven, Pa. 17370 or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road, Manchester, Pa. 17345