Joanne F. Gantz, 73

Joanne F. Gantz, 73, of Manheim, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Adamstown, she was the daughter of the late Melvin H. and Esther M. Leinbach Youndt. She was the wife of Clarence Lynn Gantz.

A graduate of Cocalico High School, she did bookkeeping and clerical work for various manufacturing plants and also worked part-time in retail. She was a member of Stehman Memorial United Methodist Church in Millersville. The focus of Joanne’s life was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and keeping a lovely home.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Lynn, her children: Jeffrey R., husband of Karen Rutt of Middleburg, and Jane R., wife of Terry Keenan of Myerstown; three grandchildren: Amy S., wife of Jason Bauder of Akron, Joseph D. Keenan of Lititz, and Shane A. Keenan of Myerstown; great granddaughter Jaelynn Bauder of Akron and her brother Clifford L., husband of Audrey Youndt of Reamstown.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joanne’s memorial services which will be held at Manheim Grace Brethren Church, 333 E. High St., Manheim, PA, on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 11 AM, with Rev. Jeffrey Dunkle officiating. Joanne’s family will greet friends immediately following the service during a luncheon at church. Interment in Stehman Memorial U.M. Church Greenfield Cemetery, Millersville, PA. Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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We are deeply saddened by Joanne’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kevin & Sandy Spotts

To the Family of Joann F Gantz,

Joann F. Gantz was a quiet and wonderful neighbor, always had a smile, never asked for anything, or when offered, still never needed anything, but ready with a happy wave from the porch or car. Her smiling face will be missed.

With Christian Love,
Larry and Connie Laughman, next door neighbors,
So sorry we will not be at the Memorial Service because of the Flu.

Joanne was my dear friend for many years.  She was a kind and lovely lady.  I will miss her.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marie Burton

Dear Jane,
We are so sorry about the unexpected loss of your Mom. She was such a lovely person. We send our prayers and condolences to you and the family.

Carolyn and Susan

My sincere condolences to Clarence and his entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bill Shovlin, PSP Retired

My sincere condolence to Clarence and family for the loss of your wife Joanne.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Lou Vittor  PSP Retired

Clarence and Family:

Cathie and I were sad to hear of the death of your wife. May she rest in peace.

Peace be with you and your family.

Ed and Cathie Lutz
102 McKinley Ct
Raeford, NC. 28376

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