Edna Mae Ressel, 89

Edna Mae (Rittenhouse) Ressel, 89, of Lancaster, passed away, Monday, December 20, 2010 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Rehm) Rittenhouse. Edna was the wife of the late Clarence L. Ressel who died on November 30, 1998.

Edna worked for Hamilton Watch and Lancaster School District in the Cafeteria. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge # 767, Lancaster Ladies Auxiliary #7294, Millersville VFW, and Lancaster Happy Hearts. She also volunteered at Girl Scouts of America for over 20 years.

Edna is survived by 4 children; Clarence Ressel Jr. of Lancaster, Barry Ressel husband of Joan of Lancaster, Richard Ressel husband of Elaine of Quarryville, and Sharon Bleacher companion of Robert Ditzel of York. 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 8 brothers, 5 sisters, and a grandson.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 414 E. King St. Lancaster 17602. Family and friends will be received at the Funeral Home before the service from 10 a.m.-11a.m. Interment will follow at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Lancaster Country 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. To send an online condolence or for more information please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-393-9661

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Our thought and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need
Pat and Jerry BLATT

Aunt Edna:

    You were a very important person in my life when growing up.  I spent many hours with you and your family.  You were like a second mother to me and I will never forget your kindness and love you showed to all of us.  You are going to be deeply missed by all who knew you.  May you rest in peace now. To the family i express my sympathy.  I am here for you if you need somebody or someone to talk with.


Bob and I are so sorry about the passing of "Grandma Ressel". We enjoyed being in her company many times and she was a good friend to my Mom (Florence) at many of our family gatherings.

Please accept our condolences and know that Grandma and your family will be remembered in our prayers.

Bob and Pat Pawling

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