|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1924|
|Death: ||May 1, 2008|
Anna S. Bender Achenbach, 83, of 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, died May 1, 2008 after a lengthy illness.
She was the wife of the late Leon E. Achenbach. Together they were the founders and 30 year owners of Achenbach's Pastry Shop in Leola. She also was credit manager at the Ephrata Community Hospital and after retirement she volunteered at the hospital.
Born in Hamburg, Berks Co., she was the daughter of the late John A. and Sadie Royer Bender.
She was an active member of the Conestoga Church of the Brethren, Leola, where she served on various commissions and the Stephen Ministry. Anna was chair of the Leola Committee of the Fresh Air Fund for many years. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, bird watching from her home along the Conestoga River, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Over the years, Anna and her husband opened their home for two foster children and many Fresh Air Fund children.
Survived by two daughters, Rebecca S., Lititz; and Leah A., wife of Jay Wenger, Akron; a son, J. Sidlow, husband of June Burkholder Achenbach, Ephrata; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Sally Jo Achenbach, a sister, Helen Grube, and two brothers, Russell and Roy Bender.
Interment in Bareville Cemetery, West Earl Twp., will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family requests memorial contributions in Anna's member be sent to Brethren Village Benevolent Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606 or Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster PA May 4, 2008
Leon E. Achenbach (1920 - 2003)*
Sally Jo Achenbach (1959 - 1959)*
Bareville Union Cemetery
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Record added: May 04, 2008
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