Obituaries

Mae Walton Ressler, 96

April 20, 2020

Mae Frey Walton Ressler, 96, passed away on Monday April, 20, 2020 at Mennonite Home, six days shy of her 97th birthday. She was formerly of Millersville and Conestoga. Mae married Blaine K. Ressler on December 30, 1942 while he was home on a brief leave from the Army. Born and raised in “Little Pittsburg Valley”, Manor Twp., she was the seventh of nine children born to Albert I. and Flora Brady Walton.

As a young woman, Mae accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior while attending a Billy Graham Crusade. She continued to grow in her faith throughout her life and looked forward to the Lord calling her home. She was a member of Conestoga UMC.

During WWII, Mae worked at Hamilton Watch. Although she had several jobs throughout her life, she thought of herself as a homemaker. She was especially skilled as a baker, her German chocolate, coconut, and walnut cakes were in high demand. She loved making homemade soups and sharing them with friends. She was also noted for her delicious cranberry salad.

Mae was an avid reader. She would often read throughout the night because she just couldn’t put the book down. She was especially fond of mysteries.

She had a loving and giving heart. She always thought of others before herself. She was the caregiver for her family as they needed care. A highlight of Mae’s life was the love she had for her son, Philip, her granddaughter, Erin, and great granddaughter Molly.

Mae is survived by her granddaughter, Erin M. Ressler, of Corpus Christi, TX and her great granddaughter, Molly A. Ressler. Nieces, nephews, and loving friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine, and son, Philip B. Ressler. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her siblings; Howard, Bertha, Wilburt, Gladys, Earl, Beatrice, Richard and Ken.

Cherished memories of Mae will live on through her family and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Mae’s life will be held at a future date, for which an announcement will be published.

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April 28, 2020

Aunty Mae was such a wonderful Aunt  The love she had was fantastic she would speak her mind  and she treated me with respect. I haven’t seen her lately but she is and will always be in my heart    Kay Louise

April 28, 2020

I am sorry to hear about aunt maes passing aunt mae and i go back a long ways we had alot of good times together as a child she is going to be missed
linda shirey {linda walton}

April 27, 2020

Dear Erin, Molly and family,
I am so sorry to read of your nannie’s death. I well remember her walnut and coconut cakes at some of our cookouts on the mountain. Please accept my sincere condolences. I know she will be missed!
Joan

April 26, 2020

So sorry to the family on the loss of Mae.  I was introduced to Mae through my Mother, Janet Rankin.  They were roomates at Mennonite Home.  Mae was always friendly to my sister and I when we visited our Mom.  Mae always had her “nose in a book”.  She often left us laughing at her stories.  Peace be with you all.  Linda and Tom Landis

April 26, 2020

so sorry for your loss ERIN your in my prayers
Teresa bowersox

April 26, 2020

Mae was my mothers roommate at Mennonite Home. I got to know her a bit & always enjoyed her funny stories. I still have the apple tree that her & my mom had started on the windowsill. It is now 6′ tall! She would always ask me about the tree when I visited after my mom died. I have good memories of Mae. God Bless!
Deb Leaman

April 26, 2020

Auntie Mae was a sweet and funny soul. I enjoyed getting to know her more later in life. She was very kind to my daughters, Eve and Anika, granddaughters of Kay Walton Myer.  Much love to the family. 

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