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Obituary of Erma G. (Guisewite-Benner) Orndorf


“Praise the Lord”, Erma’s long awaited call “Come on Home” came December 16, 2019. Born May 6, 1925 in Woodward, Erma was a daughter of Lulu Guisewite Benner. She was a 1943 graduate of East Penns Valley High School. In 1944 she enrolled in the Cadet Nurse Corp at Williamsport. On June 14, 1945 she married Orren Orndorf, who preceded her in death in 2005.

Erma was employed as an LPN at the former Laurelton Center in Laurelton with 31 years of service. She enjoyed making rugs, reading and walking. She was a 70 year member of the Trinity United Methodist in Woodward.

Erma is survived by four sons, Keith Orndorf (Cindy) of Montandon, Timothy Orndorf (Natalie) of Millheim, Dwight Orndorf (Diane) of Mifflinburg, and Lewis Orndorf of Woodward; four grandchildren, Brian, Toby, Matthew and Kylie and, five great grandchildren, Oakley, Tucker, Aurora, Blake and Greyson. Also surviving is one sister Shirley Catherman of Laurelton. In addition to her husband, Erma was preceded in death by one son, Gary Orndorf and two brothers, Marvin and Wayne Benner.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 1-2 pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Woodward. The memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Theresa Heiser officiating. Erma will be laid to rest in the Woodward Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be given to the Trinity UMC, Po Box 157, Woodward, PA 16882.

Name of Deceased

Erma G. (Guisewite-Benner) Orndorf

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Funeral Home

Steven R. Neff Funeral Home

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