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Thelma Buch

Thelma E. "Tiny" Buch

Monday, December 29th, 1924 - Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Thelma E. “Tiny” Buch, 94, formerly of Leola, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 while under the care of Compassus Hospice. Her husband, Leon R. Buch, Jr., preceded her in death in 1976.

Born in Bareville, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Louella (Myers) Burkhart.

She was a member of St. Stephen Reformed Church, New Holland. Before retiring, she worked in numerous restaurants in the area.

She had a lifelong love of the Philadelphia Phillies, following them since 1945.

Surviving are three children: Perry husband of Patricia Buch, Peggy wife of James Leonard, and Patty Heckel; three grandchildren: Jennifer Logan, Carly Graham, and Dwayne Leonard, a great-granddaughter; and two sisters: Bette Buch and Shirley Talbot as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother: Jeanette Caumauff, Marilyn Burkholder, Erma Catherine Burkhart, and James Kenneth Burkhart.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland with Rev. Dr. Timothy Witmer officiating. Interment will be in Bareville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lighthouse Vocational Services, 144 Orlan Rd., New Holland, PA 17557. Online condolences may be posted at www.groffeckenroth.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Groff-High Funeral Home
    Address
    145 W. Main St.
    NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Groff-High Funeral Home
    Address
    145 W. Main St.
    NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Timothy Witmer
  • Interment

    Location
    Bareville Cemetery
    Address
    Brethren Church Road
    LEOLA, PA 17540
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Tom and Cheryl Weaver

Posted at 09:50am
Peggy, Jim and Dwayne, We were sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May God's love give you comfort during this difficult time. Tom and Cheryl Weaver

Posted at 05:32pm
Peggy, Jim and family.
My sympathy on your mother's passing Peggy. I remember her from St. Stephen. My prayers are with all of you.
Connie Gehman
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S. Ellis

Posted at 07:01am
I wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. (2 Corinthians 1:2-4) The
Bible gives real hope of being reunited again with your loved one. It promises that
your loved one will soon come back to life in the resurrection to a beautiful peaceful
paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29)

Sincerely,

S. Ellis
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stockbr1@embarqmail.com

Posted at 08:34pm
Aunt Tiny may have been petite in stature, but she was always so big in presence to us. We have countless memories of her and "The Sisters" at our family get-togethers over the years -- most especially later in life at our monthly family breakfasts. She often stepped in to help out my Mom with health-related challenges, and was such a supportive sister to her -- we are forever grateful to her for that. And what a joy it was to hear Aunt Tiny and all her sisters giggling and laughing together, often reminiscing about childhood memories. Everyone knew of her love of the Phillies and her detailed knowledge of their statistics and records over the years was extraordinary -- she was the epitome of the word "fan".... She'll most certainly be missed here on earth. But God surely gained a petite and feisty angel for his Team in Heaven. We Love You, Aunt Tiny...…………… Bill and Robin (Burkholder) Stock
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Cru Staff and volunteers

Posted at 08:19pm
May you be comforted by Gods presence and peace. Praying for you all.
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