2009-01-08 / Obituaries

Edith F. Spyker

Stewartstown, 90

Edith F. (Hyson) Spyker, 90, Stewartstown, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at her residence.

She was the wife of the late Henry B. Spyker.

Born March 4, 1918, in Crossroads, she was a daughter of the late Owen and Barbara (Wagner) Hyson.

She was a 1935 graduate of Red Lion High School. She had worked as a sewing machine operator prior to her marriage, then after marriage helped her husband on their family agriculture farm. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, often providing instruction to local 4-H groups in that trade. She won numerous awards throughout Pennsylvania for quilts that she made.

She is survived by a son, Wayne H. Spyker of Stewartstown; three grandchildren: Heather Burns of Red Lion; Andrew Spyker of Raleigh, N.C.; and John Spyker of York; two great grandsons: Erik and Nathan Spyker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, David L. Spyker; a brother, Howard Hyson; and a sister, Dorothy Grim.

A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday January 8, 2009, at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc., Red Lion, with her pastor, Rev. R. Howard Edmondson officiating. Viewings will be held from 7-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2009, and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Paul's (Mt. Pleasant) Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's (Mt. Pleasant) Church, 14874 Winterstown Rd., Stewartstown, PA 17363 or to American Diabetes Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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