2013-08-01 / Obituaries

Almira M. Lauver Mercersburg, 91

Almira M. “Sally” Lauver, 91, Mercersburg, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born June 3, 1922, at Cito, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Frank L. and Henrietta

Heinbaugh Mellott.

She and her husband, Lowell A. Lauver, worked together in the operation of the family dairy farm. He died April 3, 2000.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mercersburg, where she was a member of the adult Sunday School class and the LOYALS.

Her personal interests included gardening, roses, African violets, embroidery, and she loved to see things grow.

Surviving family include her sons: Lindy C. Lauver of McConnellsburg and Dr. Phillip E. and wife, Rev. Marjorie Lauver of Mountain Lake Park, Md.; a daughter, Wynell M. Lauver of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren: Grace J. Lauver-Simmons, Samuel F. Lauver, Marie C. Lauver and Ellen L. Lauver; siblings: Betty W. Palmer and John S. Mellott, both of Mercersburg; and Hayes R. Mellott of Four Loudon.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her brothers: Clark Mellott and Frank R. Mellott and sisters-in- law: Goldie Mellott and Judy Mellott.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday August 1, at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg with Reverend Neil E. Ray officiating. Private burial at Union Cemetery, Mc- Con-nellsburg, will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing; however the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and designated to LOYALS, PO Box 37, Mercersburg, PA 17236 or Fulton County Medical Center, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

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