Martha Lantz

Martha Lantz

Tuesday, June 20th, 1922 Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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Obituary for Martha M. Lantz (Petersheim)

Martha M. Lantz, 96, of Narvon, formerly of Morgantown, died peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Zerbe Retirement Community.
Born in Morgantown, she was a daughter of the late Samuel K. and Melinda (Mast) Petersheim. Her husband, Alpheus D. Lantz, died May 28, 2001.
Martha was a homemaker and a longtime member of Hopewell Christian Fellowship where she served in the kitchen.
She had formerly worked for 15 years at Zerbe Retirement Community and was an avid gardener, a skilled quilter and seamstress, and an accomplished bee keeper.
Surviving are six children, Nevin D., married to Norene (Huber) Lantz of Capitola, CA, Merle E., married to Diana (Shelton) Lantz of Colorado Springs, CO, Wendell J., married to Doris (Weaver) Lantz of Paoli, IN, Thelma, married to Richard Penman of Halifax, Ivan, married to Lois (Woolston) Lantz of Reading, and Bertha, married to Thomas Collins of Mohnton; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Walter Petersheim of Morgantown; and a sister, Elizabeth Martin of Ephrata.
Preceding her in death are four brothers and two sisters, Elmer Petersheim, Ruth Good, Stephen Petersheim, John Petersheim, Sarah Burkholder, and Edwin Petersheim.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 10 am at Hopewell Christian Fellowship, 2286 Hopewell Road, Elverson. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, 209 E. Main St., Terre Hill on Wednesday from 6-8 pm and on Thursday at the Church from 9-10 am. To send the family online condolences visit us at

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Eckenroth Home for Funerals
    209 E. Main St.
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    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Hopewell Christian Fellowship
    2286 Hopewell Rd.
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    Thursday, April 18th, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Hopewell Christian Fellowship
    2286 Hopewell Rd.
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    Thursday, April 18th, 2019
    Gary Buck
  • Interment

    Pine Grove Cemetery
    47 Pine Grove Lane
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Nancy Caffrey-Schafer

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to your family, Martha ! You were the most pleasant, caring lady that God has put on this earth !! Not only were you a great employee to our family business, but also a great friend of our family ! You did so much for Aunts Dottie, Sissie and Ann and they adored you ! Thank you so much for for always willing to do what was ask of you knew both the Nursing Center and Mansion so well !! I will never forget the day you were cleaning for my 2 Aunts in the mansion, and came running in the nursing center for a nurse, after Aunt Sissie had fallen down the stairs in April 2004 , and unfortunately passed a day later. You were always their for our family ! I just want to let your family know how much you were appreciated by our family...thank you for the wonderful memories, Martha !
Nancy Caffrey-Schafer, President
Zerbe Retirement Center
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Margaret Catherman

Dear Cousins, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She was always so kind, and always had a sparkle in her eye. I saw her last in July of 2017, when my daughter, Christine and I took Aunt Sadie to visit her. She served us the best ice cream! I remember she had such a large, beautiful garden. She said her children would help her get it started every spring. My “city” children were amazed that she raised her own chickens, and would wring their necks and pluck their feathers when she wanted to eat one! I was amazed she was still able to do that in her eighties! So sorry that due to the distance I don’t get to see you all very often. I will always have fond memories of Aunt Martha & Uncle Alpheus, and all our wonderful relatives. God Bless, Margaret Lantz Catherman, Atlanta, GA (The late Omar & Margaret Lantz’s daughter.)
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Bernie Cooper

To Bertha and families-
Your mom and my mom were told many times they could pass as sisters-when I used to take mom to church I always had to go say hi to the pretty lady
(thats what I would always call your mom) well these two are now rejoicing .Bertha-thanks for the sweet talk you had with me the last time I saw you at my job-so one thing we have in common is -we had good fathers and precious mothers and now they are together at Pine Grove .May the Lord bless you all-

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