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Helen A. Eberly

Helen A. Eberly

Helen A. Eberly, 96, formerly of Ephrata, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at The Gardens at Stevens.  Her husband, the late Milton F. Eberly passed away September 13, 1982.

Helen was born in Ephrata, daughter of the late Phares and Mary (Miller) Buch.  She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lincoln-Ephrata, PA and worked as a drug store clerk for many years before retiring at the age of 82.

Helen was a longtime school crossing guard in Lincoln and was known as "Helen On-The-Hill."  She was also a member of the Lincoln Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

At one time an avid golfer, Helen was a member of the Lebanon Valley Golf Club.

Helen is survived by two children: Lamar "Sonnie" Eberly (Wilma) of Lititz, PA and Pamela Levering (David) of Harrisburg, PA; three grandsons: Robert Bartholomew (Michelle), Chad Eberly, and Brandon Bartholomew (Michelle); four great-grandchildren: Cody Eberly (Erica), Kirsten Eberly, Brianna Bartholomew, and Gavin Bartholomew; and great-great-granddaughter, Raegan Eberly.

Also surviving is a sister, Pauline Matthews (John); sister-in-law, Betty Buch; brother-in-law: Stanley Devonshire; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Alec Bartholomew; and four siblings: Ethel Sweigart, Pearl Eberly, Mary Jane Devonshire, and Clarence "Jack" Buch.

Friends will be received at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1331 West Main Street Ephrata, PA 17522 on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Funeral services officiated by the Rev. Jeffrey Goodman will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Lincoln Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Helen at The Gardens at Stevens.

In lieu of flowers; please consider memorial donations in Helen's name to Salem Lutheran Church at the above address or, to the Lincoln Fire Co. at 38 S. Market St. Ephrata, PA 17522.

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I'm writing this for my Grandpa and dad. They both give their condolences and are so very sorry for your loss. My grandpa was Catherine Kline's, husband, she was in the home until she died almost 4 years ago. He is the one who passes out the fish wrappers. Helen, always wanted one, but for awhile now she didn't because she couldn't see. But, she still always talked with my grandpa. He said that he last talked to Helen last week one day. He was very saddened to hear about her passing. He said he will tell his garageman,next time he sees him because they used to take their car to the same place to get it repaired. 😇😊 Please take care and my grandpa has your family on the prayer chain. Take care.
~ Clarence and Larry Kline
To Helens family: Im so sad to see Helen's obituary today. I met her when my grandma, Catherine Kline was in the home with her. They all say at the table together to eat, and I had the pleasure of joining them for lunch one time. Helen was very finny, and I believe they had the "cool table" 😊 She was very sweet, always asked how I was doing when I came to visit my grandma, and I would ask her the same. My grandpa Kline still goes to the nursing home to deliver the fish wrappers to the residents. It's been 3 years, going on 4, since my grandma passed, but Helen was one of my favorite people in there. Like I said, she was super kind, and sweet. Please take care, & know she will always be with you. I feel my grandma around me a lot, and so does our family. Rest in Peace Helen, you will be missed. 😇😇😇
~ Connie Kline
Sonny & Pam & families: So sorry to hear of Aunt Helens passing. I have lots of memories. She was a good cook. She also was a lot of fun. Gonna miss her.
~ Clair & Linda Sensenig

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