Miriam D. Charles, 92

June 17, 2013

Miriam D. Charles, 92, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Moravian Manor Retirement Community.  Born in New Danville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph R. and Lily M. (Frantz) Dombach.  Miriam was the wife of the late L. Blaine Charles.

Miriam was a bookkeeper and stand holder on Central and Southern markets for Charles Poultry Farm. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and cooking.  Miriam loved spending time with her 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her grandchildren, Miriam is survived by her three daughters: Charlotte M. Hetrick, wife of Richard, of East Berlin, PA, Susan E. Nolten, wife of James, of State College, PA and Karen L. Sollenberger, wife of Carl, of Ephrata, PA; and sister, Hilda Brubaker, wife of Earl, of Lancaster, PA.

Miriam was preceded in death by her siblings: Ralph Dombach, Jr., Curtis Dombach, Carl Dombach, Emma Sheely and Caroline Dombach.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603, with Dr. James Nolten officiating.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.  The family expresses gratitude to the caring staff at Moravian Manor and asks that contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made in Miriam’s name to Moravian Manor, 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, PA 17543.  To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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Dear Charlotte,
So sorry to read of your mother’s passing.  I have so many wonderful memories of her when we were kids. She always made me feel so welcome and she listened to my problems with my step mom and that meant so much to me.
MY Dad is still living and is in Florida. He is 88 this year and not in real good health, but he is still with me.
Again, may you and your family remember all the wonderful times you have had with your Mom and dwell on those as you grieve her loss. 
IN Christ’s Holy name, I pray, Reenie

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My sincere sympathy to your family. Thank you so much for the condolence when my father passed away. They are both in a better place and probably having the time of their life.

You are in my prayers.
Diane Edwards

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