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 Kenneth L Dearolf

Kenneth L Dearolf

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Jun 2008 (aged 79)
New Providence, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Georgetown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 27762754 · View Source
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Kenneth L. Dearolf, of 516 Lancaster Pike, New Providence, died at home on Saturday, June 21, in his 80th year. He was the husband of the late Geraldine Slick Dearolf, who died in 1996.

A farmer, Ken owned and operated the Blue Bell Market for over 40 years. Ken enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and liked to watch the Lawrence Welk Show. He loved the outdoors, going to the mountains, hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John and Mabel Williams Dearolf.

Ken is survived by five sons, Kenneth, Jr., married to Patricia Dearolf of Mount Joy, Clyde married to Peg Dearolf of Strasburg, Douglas, Glenn and Timothy Dearolf, all of New Providence, six daughters, Beverly married to Dennis Schaeffer of Conestoga, Deborah Dearolf, Barbara Dearolf and Dawn married to William Purcell, all of New Providence, Sandra married to William Porterfield of Holtwood and Beth married to Dennis Mellott of New Providence. He loved his grandchildren, Katie Purcell companion of Brian Marzean, Adam Schaeffer, Alex Purcell, Luke Dearolf, Mary Schaeffer, Michael Dearolf and Grace Mellott, and one great-grandson, Carter Marzean. Ken has three brothers, Jack Dearolf of New Providence, James Married to Jean Dearolf of Sherman's Dale and Ralph married to Joan Dearolf of New Providence, four sisters, Mary Maravnick of Lancaster, Nancy married to Robert Burkhart of New Providence, Joyce married to Harry Fussenegger of Mountville and Judy married to Robert Resch of Lancaster. Ken was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard Dearolf and two sisters, Hazel Stauffer and Gladys Lebzelter.

VIEWING: Thursday, June 26, from 9 until 11 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. FUNERAL: Thursday, June 26 at 11 AM from the funeral home with Pastor Tom Lefever officiating. Interment in Georgetown UM Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider sending a contribution in Ken's memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster PA June 23, 2008


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  • Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27762754
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth L Dearolf (20 Jul 1928–21 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762754, citing Georgetown Methodist Cemetery, Georgetown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett (contributor 46796232) .