Arabel M. (Keim) Palkovic, 84

September 07, 2016

Arabel M. (Keim) Palkovic, 84, of Lititz, died peacefully September 7, 2016 at Luther Acres after a brief struggle with cancer.
She was born September 22, 1931 in Cleona to the late Calvin and Mary (Deppen) Keim. She married the love of her life, Stephen J. Palkovic, in 1952 and then moved from Lebanon to Lititz to start a family.
She was a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church, Lititz.
Arabel loved spending time with her family at the beach and vacationing together on their boat. You could often find Arabel shopping, one of her all-time favorite passions.
With her husband of 64 years, they raised together two beautiful children: Beth Ann Needelman (Bob) of Lititz, and the late Dr. Stephen M. Palkovic. She was the proud grandmother of Michael and Matthew Needelman; and the sister of Betty Englehart and Sam Keim.
It was Arabel’s wish that no services be held. Instead, in her memory, a memorial contribution may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, 685 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Arabel’s kind heart and loving manner will be missed by the many people that she has touched during her lifetime.

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Condolences to the Family

September 20, 2016

Steve, Beth, Bob, Michael and Matthew,   So sorry to hear about Arabel. We know she will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.  We pray that the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you all and comfort you during this difficult time.                             With Heartfelt Sympathy,
John, Kathy, Michael and Zachary Gibbons & Kristi Kilheffer

September 13, 2016

To the loved ones of Arabel,
Arabel was an amazingly kind hearted women whose smile reached from her heart to her eyes. Her presense will be deeply missed in the community. We would offten see Arabel and Steve enjoying pancakes with the boy scouts and her family. Conversations were always traced with a sense of humor and delight with your company. Arabel in now in the arms of our Lord free from pain. May God bless her family and friends with love, strength, comfort and healing. She will live on in your hearts and cherished memories.
With Great Love and Respect,
Marian,David and Alexander Chavez

September 12, 2016

Steve, Beth, Bob, Michael and Matthew Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Arabel.  She was such a sweet lady.  I always enjoyed seeing her and chatting with her and Steve at SKH.  She will be missed.She is in our prayers.
Bob & Karen Connelly

September 12, 2016

To the Palkovic family: We are so very sorry to hear of  the passing of your wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a beautiful lady with a kind heart. We meet her mostly through our gatherings at McDonalds or eating at Katy’s Grill. She and Steve were a very big part of Lititz functions. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her! 
Love and peace to all.
Don and Sandy Scheirey

September 12, 2016

Steve, Beth, Bob, Michael and Matthew:
I was very surprised to hear the announcement at church yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Carole Rinier

September 11, 2016

i was was shocked to read about Arabels passing this evening. She will be missed dearly! I always loved her warm smiles and cheerful words. I’m sorry I didn’t get in to visit sooner. Much love 
Carolyn seagraves( your favorite breakfast girl from Luther acres) 

September 11, 2016

Steve, I was shocked to read of Arabel’s death.  My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Peace, Doris Rittenhouse, 39 St. John Circle, Lititz, Pa, 17543

September 11, 2016

Steve, Beth, Bob, Michael and Matthew
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Arabel.  She was such a sweet lady.  I always enjoyed seeing her and chatting with her Saturday nights before the 5 o’clock Mass at  St. James.  She will be missed.
Babs Tribble

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