Elva H. Styer, 98

April 25, 2019

Elva H. Styer, 98, of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Brethren Village Retirement Community.

She was the wife of the late Myron H. Freas who passed away in 1968, and William Styer, who passed away in 2002. Born in Gap, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mayme Buckwalter Hershey.

Elva was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Lititz.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening and home decorating. She loved to spend time with her family and traveling. At Brethren Village, Elva was a member of the Gray Mermaids synchronized swimming team as well as their water volleyball team. She was a competitor and participated for many years in the Lancaster Senior Games in shuffleboard.

Elva is survived by her children: Harry H. Freas companion to Jeanne Brooks of Landisville, Linda K. Balzereit companion to William Barry of Landisville, and Barbara F. Cody of Akron; her stepdaughters Donna married to Victor Troutman of West Grove, and Carlene married to Robert Bolton of York; her 2 grandchildren Sarah Case and Amy married to Chris Godshall, and by her sister, Madeline Davidson of Lititz. She was preceded in death by her 8 siblings.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Elva’s Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11AM at the Chapel of Brethren Village Retirement Community, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will follow in Bridgeville E.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Elva’s memory to the Benevolent Fund of Brethren Village at the above address.

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Condolences to the Family

April 30, 2019

Harry, Linda, and Barbara,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. Memories of so many years ago came flooding back when I heard of her passing. Even though she lived a long life, the loss of a parent is always difficult. I can’t remember when the last time we were together, but unfortunately I will not be able to be at the service. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. 
John B Ewell

Wednesday, May 01, 2019
11:00 AM
Chapel of Brethren Village Retirement Community
3001 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA
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