Obituaries

Kristen Michelle Lane, 40

July 30, 2020

Kristen Michelle Lane, 40, of Ephrata, gained her angel wings on July 30, 2020 after complications from a recent surgery. She was the daughter of Harold “Hal” and Lynn Apel, of Lititz.

She graduated in 1999 from Cocalico High School. After High School, she attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and was a member of the Sigma Omicron Pi sorority. She will be remembered for always being determined and hardworking. She spent many years working for Sunoco before moving to Coca Cola and finally spending the last few years at Triangle Refrigeration, doing inventory control.

Kristen loved everyone she met and was loved in return. She was very charismatic and regardless of where she was, she found joy and happiness. She was a board member at the Riverside Camping Association and to no one’s surprise, assisted with welcoming new members.

In her free time, Kristen enjoyed being outdoors. She enjoyed shooting, 4 wheeling and traveling. She frequently traveled throughout the United States and abroad with her friends and family. Some of her favorite places included Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Albuquerque and Montreal. She was also a fan of going on guided ghost tours, and concerts with her sister.

Most important to Kristen was her family. Her nephew Gage was her pride and joy and would spend countless hours laughing and making memories with him. Auntie was a title she truly treasured. There were not enough hours in the day for Kristen to spend time with her family.

She will forever be missed by her parents, sister; Bethany Emberger of Lititz, nephew; Gage, aunt; Jude Kinney, of North Carolina, uncle; Joseph F. Hennigan, of Langhorne, cousins; Ian, Ryan, Jamie, and Joey, godparents; Larry and Robin Donis of Eagleville, PA and “grandmother”, Marilyn Banner, of Edison, NJ. She was preceded in passing by her grandparents.

A celebration of Kristen’s life will be held on the South Lawn at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Friends and family will be received from 9AM-11AM with a memorial service at 11AM. True to Kristen’s nature, a social gathering with a light luncheon following the service, will be provided. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen foundation, as breast cancer awareness was something that Kristen was very passionate about.

Please visit Kristen’s obituary on Saturday, August 8, after 4PM to view a recording of the service.

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September 30, 2020

OMG!!!!  I DID NOT KNOW!  I  WORKED WITH KRISTIN AT CENTERVILLE ROAD.  I THOUGHT I SAW HER AND JUST FOUND OUT.  I’M SITTING HERE AT WORK CRYING.   I AM SO VERY VERY VERY SORRY.  I’M HAVING A HARD TIME PROCESSING THIS.  Tell mom and dad how sorry I am.  How is little guy holding up?  I know they had a VERY special bond.    Is there a way to view the service still?  I wish I would have known.   LOVE to you and your family.   Jo Ann

September 14, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of Kristen but she is God’s hands now. We love and miss all of you and wish we could have been there for you. We will see you when we return to PA soon.
Jasma Webster & Jimmy

August 08, 2020

What a sweet person taken too soon.  Her smile always brightened my day.  “Wendy” will be missed. 
Marc Bolich

August 07, 2020

To the family and friends of Kristen.
Leaving a special mark on the lives and hearts of people one meets, a remembrance to be treasured… That is beautiful and what a tribute to a life lived.
Our deepest condolences to all on the loss of one so special.
Donna and Peter Donato
 

August 07, 2020

Loving thoughts and sympathy to the entire Apel family. It is a great honor to be listed as family in Kristen’s obit. Aug 8 is special for our family as we lost our husband and Dad on this day 29 years ago. We  go to the cemetery every year to put flowers on his grave. We will think of Kristen every Aug 8 also. Love you all, Mom  “B” 

August 06, 2020

I have many fond memories of Kristen while we were working at Sunoco. Kristen was such a great person and even though I have not seen her in years she will be missed. 
David L Latshaw

August 06, 2020

I will always picture her with her big smile and when I really needed it she told me that I am loved and have never been forgotten. She will always hold onto a piece of my heart and she will never be forgotten and if by chance she can hear this, “Kristen I love you! Then I think of her and smile…
Jude Kinney

August 05, 2020

Bethany, Gage and Hal and Lynn, I’m reading the paper and see your loss of Kristen. I am so, so sorry. I’m sure that your hearts are broken. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. 
Cathy Byler

August 05, 2020

Kristen was my trainer when I became a new Sunoco manager due to an acquisition, and then a friend. She was always so patient and kind. She faced everyday with a smile. I am sure she is smiling down on all of us now!
Carrie Swanson

August 05, 2020

Kristen was a bright light in my English class when I taught at Cocalico. I remember her fondly and am so sorry for your loss!
Nancy Lewis

August 05, 2020

We are all deeply saddend to hear this news.  We have great memories of the kids playing together in the backyard and spending quality time together with Kristen.   Kristen was a terrific person; our deepest sypathies go out to all of you.  God bless.  Bret, Michelle, Avery and Jack.

August 05, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Kristen. I met Kristen when she worked for Sunoco. I would see her at Giant in the mornings, she was always smiling.  She would share pictures of her pride and joy, Gage. She loved being an aunt. Kristen was a beautiful, happy and such a friendly person. My sincerest condolences.
Tammy
 

August 05, 2020

Hal and Lynn, there are no words to say that can take your pain away.  Please know that I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss and I truly understand this indescribable heartache. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for you.  Tina Nuss-Enochs 

August 04, 2020

This is so truly sad. I went to
high school with Kristen and the first thing that came to mind when I thought about her was her smile. She had a genuine loving happy smile and you could see that. She was such a great person. My prayers are with the family. R. I. P. Kristen. A beautiful angel. 🧚🏼‍♀️🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️
Steph Suriano

August 04, 2020

Kristen was just a beautiful person!…Im gonna miss her laugh, and her sense of humor. I will miss our trips to Gettysburg,  and ghost hunting! LOVE YA GIRL!!
Becky Conn

August 04, 2020

I met and worked with Kristen at Sunoco. I’ve known her for over 10 years and I considered her a very dear friend of mine. We didn’t speak on a regular basis, but was excited to see each other when we did. I was shocked at the news, and still hard to believe. She will be missed greatly, and will always be in my thoughts and prayers for the remainder of my days. May your afterlife be as exciting and wonderful as your past life Kristen!! 
Lita Hennessey

August 03, 2020

So sorry for the loss. Keeping you all in my prayers. 
Winifred Castle

August 03, 2020

I am lost a friend , she was the person the no matter no matter what happen I can not forget and I said that from the bottom of my heart.
I PROMISE YOU NEVER GOING TO FORGET YOU
Erik Lobaina

August 03, 2020

I met Kristen at the Riverside Camping Association.  She was always cordial and kind with members.  My sincerest condolences to Kristen’s family in their loss….Kristen will be missed by many.
Carol Sears

August 03, 2020

We will always remember,  we will always have the memories.  You are in Jesus arms.  Heavens gain,  our loss.
Deborah Apostolopoulos

August 03, 2020

Dear family, We were so shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Kristen’s passing.  We knew her for many years having met her at the Riverside.  It was always a joy to see her and get her special hugs and to have conversations with her.  We pray that all the love she shared with you and all the wonderful memories you have will help to comfort and strengthen you at this difficult time.  We are heartbroken, as well, and will miss her very much.  Pat & Deb Busser

August 03, 2020

Kristen welcomes my husband and my sled with open arms to Riverside and was always ready to give our hugs when she saw me. I will miss her smile and laughter and always being there to talk. I’ll keep her family in my thoughts and prayers. Fly high friend. Until we meet again. 
Tabby

August 03, 2020

Kristen was a ray of light. I will miss her friendship.
Linda Meshey

August 03, 2020

Kristen was a very special friend to me, she worked for me at Sunoco in Reamstown where we became friends. We were friends for over 18 years although I left Pennsylvania we still kept in contact when I came back to visit. Kristen will be sorely missed. RIP Kristen may the Angels greet you in heaven
Nancy OMalley

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Lititz, PA 17543
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