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Orlena F. Stauffer Brubaker, 92, of Lititz, passed away on September 22, 2017 at Luther Acres, Lititz. She was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster County, daughter of the Jacob Y. and Margie Frey Stauffer. Orlena was the wife of the John Henry Brubaker who passed away in June 2017 and with whom she celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2017.
Orlena had various jobs including nurse's aid, school cook, school bus driver and worked on the home farm. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking, quilting and horticulture. She was an active member of Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz, where she was a children's Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir.
Orlena is survived by her children: Orlena S., wife of John Felpel of Lititz, John W., husband of Jeanne Wert Witmer Brubaker of Mount Joy, Dr. Paul E., husband of Sandra Hollinger Brubaker of Manheim, Elaine S., wife of Glenn Noecker of Bernville, Sharon S., wife of Andrew Auker of Lancaster, 11 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Shirley G. Miller Brubaker, great granddaughter Julie A. Shenk, brothers Orville, Ellwood and Jacob Stauffer, as well as Sisters Eva Stauffer, Mabel Hoffer, Almeta Garber, Maria Stauffer and Fern Stauffer. Orlena was the last surviving member of her family.
Memorial service will be held from Middle Creek Church of the Brethren on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive guests from 9:30 AM until time of service at the church. If desired, memorial donations in Orlena's memory may be given to Middle Creek Church of the Brethren Benevolence Fund, 351 Middle Creek Road, Lititz, PA 17543.
Arrangements entrusted to Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, The Gundel Chapel, Conestoga. PA. For further information please call717-872-1779 or to share on line condolences visit www.thegundelchapel.com