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Alma R. Detweiler, 95

November 3, 1925 - June 07, 2021

Alma R. Detweiler, 95, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Legend of Lititz. Born in Butler, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Janet (Palmer) Ross. Alma was the loving wife of the late Rev. Herbert W. Detweiler who passed away in May, 2009.

Over the years, Alma worked as an administrative assistant at various businesses. As the wife of a United Methodist minister, she was active in each church that they served over a span of 38 years, as well as the communities that they lived in. Alma was instrumental in organizing the Senior Citizen Center in Brooklyn, NY, and was also very involved with the Senior Citizen Center in Cresco, PA. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time at home with her family.

Alma is survived by her son, Ross E. Detweiler and his wife Mary of Lititz. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Debbie and Jessica LoVerso, and Kathleen and Ian Detweiler, as well as 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Susan LoVerso, and her sister, Frances Franz.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Alma’s final resting place will be with her husband at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mountainhome, PA.

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June 10, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of Mrs. Alma Detweiler.  Our families were close.  Mom and Alma met at NJ Bell telephone many years ago. Our families vacationed together for years. Alma was very kind and a wonderful cook. We last saw each other in 2013 when we moved from Illinois to Pa. and brought my Mom Marge Waer 96,  to  visit too. My Mom also wishes to express her sympathy and loss of a wonderful life long friend. Rest In Peace and I am happy you are United with Rev. Detweiler and Susan. 
Jamie Waer Masker

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