Mary K. (Zimmerman) Witmer, 93, of Richland, PA, passed peacefully to her eternal home on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
Mary was born in Ephrata, PA on Sept. 7, 1927, to the late Clayton and Lizzie Martin. Mary was a loving and dedicated mother to six sons, one stepson, and six stepdaughters. She was also a loving and caring grandmother to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Mary served in various ministries in the church, which included sewing circles and supporting her husband in ministry. She was known for her smile, laugh, and humor. She created many projects on her sewing machine and quilting frame that were shared with her family and many organizations.
Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul M. Zimmerman, her second husband Paul M. Witmer, one sister Edna Martin, five brothers; Harvey, Ammon, Alan, Ellis, and Aaron Martin, a daughter-in-law Crystal Zimmerman (Jay), a stepdaughter Janet Peifer (Elvin), a step-granddaughter Lori Peifer and a great-granddaughter Morgan Yiengst.
Surviving are siblings John Martin and Nora High. Surviving are sons; Carl Zimmerman (Mae), of Richland, Marvin Zimmerman (Beverly), of Reading, Lester Zimmerman (Erma), of New Holland, Roy Zimmerman (Carolyn), of Lebanon, Jay Zimmerman (Crystal, deceased), of Schaefferstown, Gary Zimmerman (Julie), of Lititz, one stepson Dick Witmer (Nancy), of Manheim, six stepdaughters: Mary Ellen Witmer, of East Petersburg, Jean Stauffer (Dick), of State College, Doris Fahnestock (Dale), of Lancaster, Barb Brubaker (John), of Buhl, ID, Elizabeth Witmer (Scott Kepnes), of Merrimack, NH, Rose Wichterman (Bob), of Powder Springs, GA. Mary is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, 30 step-grandchildren, 47 step-great-grandchildren & three step-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Clauser Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at Fairview Reception Center, 141 Jackson Rd, Lebanon PA 17042. Public viewing 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. followed by funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Public graveside service will be at Myerstown Mennonite Church, 624 N. College St., Myerstown PA 17067, following the funeral service. clauserfh.com