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Lefa L. (Bitner) HennighJanuary 7, 1923 ~ June 27, 2017 (age 94)
Lefa L. Hennigh "former Shinglehouse, PA Resident”
PALMYRA, PA---Lefa L. Hennigh, 94, of Palmyra, formerly of Shinglehouse, passed away with her daughter by her side on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Spang Crest Nursing Home, Lebanon,
Born January 7, 1923 in Spring Mills, she was a daughter of Samuel H. and Gladys D. Leister Bitner. On March 18, 1944 in Mazeppa, she married Spurgeon W. Hennigh, who passed away on May 21, 2005.
Lefa was a graduate of Centre Hall Potter High School, Class of 1940, in Centre Hall. During World War II, Lefa was employed by Sylvania in Mill Hall and later worked at Titan Metal in Bellefonte. After moving to Shinglehouse, Mrs. Hennigh owned and operated Lefa’s Shoppe, a ladies clothing store, from 1962 to 1968. She, along with her husband, owned and operated Hennigh’s Trailer Sales until 2004.
Lefa was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church and was a member of the Mary Martha’s group of the church, serving as secretary of the group for many years. She was a 50 year plus life member and a past matron of Eureka Chapter #52 Order of the Eastern Star in Shinglehouse, also having served as treasurer for 21 years. She was also a member of the former Monitor Roamers Trailer Club in Shinglehouse and was a charter member of the former Oswayo Valley Lion’s Club in Shinglehouse.
Surviving are a daughter, Yvonne A. (Greg) Bump of Annville; a son, Gary L. (Debbie) Hennigh of Wasilla, Alaska; two granddaughters, Babette A. “Babs” (Jack) Rudick of Middletown and Crysta (Charlie Camp) Svendsen-Camp of Anchorage, Alaska; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn M. Kellogg of Middletown and Ezekiel “Zeke” Camp of Anchorage, Alaska.
Mrs. Hennigh was predeceased by her parents and her husband.
Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation from 11 am to 12 noon on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 12 noon with the Rev. Randall W. Headley, of Port Allegany, officiating. Members of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S. will conduct an Eastern Star service following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mrs. Hennigh’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Lefa, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com