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Patsy J. Harple

June 1, 1939 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 78)

Patsy J. Harple, 78, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018.  Patsy was married to Jerry C. Harple for 62 years.   Also surviving is her son Robert W. Harple of East Petersburg, a daughter-in-law Eva Dill of York, and grandchildren Brandon R. Frederick and Derrick R. Harple.

Patsy retired form Y & S Candies after 20 years of employment.  She also worked as a school bus driver for the Manheim Central School District.  Patsy attended Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster. An avid sports enthusiast, she loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Phillies, ice skating, and NASCAR.

Born in East Hempfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Raymond G. and Florence (Warfel) Sweitzer. Patsy is also survived by two brothers Raymond (Esther) Sweitzer of Mount Joy and Jay H.(Joan) Sweitzer of Lancaster and a sister Betsy wife of Sonny Grassel of Newport TN.  Patsy was proceeded in death by a son Randy R. Harple and a sister Loretta Bates.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in the Salunga Mennonite Cemetery at 2 PM. Memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania

2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 would be deeply appreciated.  Online condolences may be sent to


Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc.

Mount Joy

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
2595 Interstate Drive Suite 100, Harrisburg PA 17110

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