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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
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RIEHL, Lena Z.;   RIEHL, Rebecca S.;  

., SS# 178-40-5107

Born: 12-12-1936, Churchtown, Pa.  Died: 1-19-2003, Gap, Pa.

Wife of: Moses E. Riehl, who survives.  Daughter of: Eli and Nancy Zook Smucker.

Survivors: Her Mother, Nancy Zook Smucker; daughters, Nancy Jane (Moses P.) Fisher, Aary Mae (Allen) Stoltzfus, and Ruth (Benuel L.) Lapp, all of Gap, Pa. and Verna S. (Melvin) Beiler of Narvon, Pa. Sons, Elmer S. (Linda Stoltzfus) Riehl, Elam S. (Anna Mae Dienner) Riehl, and Eli S.
(Linda Fisher) Riehl, all of Gap, Pa. and Moses (Erma Lapp) Riehl of Coatesville, Pa. Brothers, David Smucker of Manheim, Pa., Raymond (Sarah King) Smucker and Samuel Smucker, both of Narvon, Pa. Sisters, Elizabeth (John L.) Beiler of Gap and Rachel (Amos K.) King of Narvon.
Grandchildren: 40.  Great-grandchildren: 2.
Lena was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the late home, 156 Octoraros Trail, Gap, Pa. on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment in Gordonville Cem.
Original Obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published
Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
RIEHL, Rebecca S., SS# 169-54-1775

Born: 4-29-1912, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 2-16-2003, Leola, Pa.

Wife of: Ephraim D. Riehl, died 1988.  Daughter of: Late Aaron S. and Katie Stoltzfus Esh.

Survivors: Sons, Christ (Priscilla Petersheim) Riehl of Leola, Pa., Daniel (Mary King) Riehl of Cecilton, Md., Levi (Linda Stoltzfus) Riehl of Honey
Brook, Pa., Ephraim Jr. (Elizabeth Petersheim) Riehl, and Reuben (Miriam Fisher) Riehl, both of Millerstown, Pa., and John (Rachel Ebersole) Riehl of Ronks, Pa. Daughters, Katie (John) Lapp of Kirkwood, Pa., Nancy (Henry) King of Lititz, Pa., Lizzie (Joel) Glick of Georgetown, Pa., Rebecca (Benuel) Petersheim of East Petersburg, Pa., Emma (Henry) Smucker of Bartville, and Rachel (Christ) Petersheim of Oxford, Pa.
Grandchildren: 84.  Great-grandchildren: 250. Great-great-grandchildren: 12.  Brother, Ephraim Esh of Leola, Pa. and sister Lizzie Beiler of Christiana, Pa.

Preceded in death by a son, Aaron Riehl and a brother Christ Esh.

Rebecca was a homemaker and member of Old Order Amish Church

Services: From the late home, 247 E. Eby Road, Leola, Pa. on Wed., Feb. 19, 2003, at 11 A.M. followed by interment in Myers Amish Cem., Leola, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

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