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Geraldine D. McElwee, 93, of Newville, PA, passed away September 23, 2021, in the Green Ridge Village, Newville. She was born February 6, 1928, in North Middleton, PA, to the late William A. and Velva M. (Henny) DeWalt and was the widow of Junior Kenneth McElwee, who passed away August 27, 1961.
Gerry was a retired employee of Knouse Foods and was an active member of the Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gardners.
Gerry is survived by her two children, Michael K. McElwee (Holly Shue) of Carlisle, and Julia A. (McElwee) Rhoads (Stephen T. Barrow) of Newville; four grandchildren, Shelly J. (McElwee) Tressler (Jason R. Tressler), Joshua W. Rhoads, Andrew K. McElwee (Necole R. (Gresh) McElwee), Nathan W. Rhoads (Melissa S. (Shenk) Rhoads), and three great-grandchildren, Kaden N. Rhoads, Dylan A. Barrick, and Kolyn J. Rhoads; brother, William C. Dewalt, and lots of beloved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her two sisters and one sister-in-law, Julia Railing, Anna Mullen, and Nancy DeWalt.
A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 4:00 PM in the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave. Mt. Holly Springs, PA, 17065 with Seminarian, Libby Baker-Mikesell officiating. A Family visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4200 Carlisle Rd, Gardners, PA,17324. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.
Dear Family, I first met Gerry as a member of Mount Zion and also as a Ball Park Drive neighbor. She would occasionally call me if she had "computer technology" questions. I really admired her dedication to our church and how she served the Lord so faithfully. Prayers for your many wonderful memories to comfort you.
Diane and Denny Richwine Oct 5 2021 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear about Gerry. Ive got lots of good memories of the times I spent with her at church and Luther League way back in my high school days. She was a special person. Prayers for peace and comfort for her whole family. Debby (Snyder) Kaempf
Debby Kaempf Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM
Dear Family - We have lost another aunt who was always so gracious and last time Sadie and I went to see her, she was at her brightest I have ever seen. She talked about the old days, the bunkbeds in the garage while waiting for that house to be built. She talked about her cross-stitching on the wall behind her and was as quick and with it as when she was younger. I will always remember the directness and forthrightness of her speech. She was not one to linger on anything, I remember. Seeing this picture reminds me of how unassuming she was even though she had such a presence in my life. I'm sorry for our loss.
Tammy (Mullen) Schall Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM
Mike,I am so sorry to see that your mother has passed away. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Larry Foote Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM
Dear Julie and family, I was very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Ann Herr/Barb Saidis
Ann Herr Sep 29 2021 12:00 AM
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