The Daily Item
LEWISBURG — Ray Franklin Yerger, 83, of 255 Aikey Hill Road, and a lifelong resident of Buffalo Township, entered into rest at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 4, 1929, in Buffalo Township, a son of the late Harvey W. and Sadie M. (Reichenbach) Yerger. On Jan. 2, 1952, in West Milton, he married the former Rebecca I. Sheesley, who preceded him in death March 1, 2001.
Ray was a 1947 graduate of Lewisburg High School.
He owned and operated his family farm in Buffalo Township, and was also employed at H & C Grove Feed Mill, Lewisburg, from 1988 to 1997.
He was a member of the Mazeppa Union Church since 1946, where he served on the church council earlier in life. He was a member of the Dairylea, Inc. and Agway, Inc.
Ray enjoyed baking pies and riding his tractor to cut the grass. He especially enjoyed gardening and was very proud of his stoneless and weedless garden.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth I. Sanders, of Lewisburg, and Sarah E. Yerger, of Milton; two grandchildren, Holly I. Sanders and Daniel J. Sanders, both of Lewisburg; one brother-in-law, Paul Sheesley, of Lewisburg; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Geiser, of Lewisburg, and Helen Wirth, of Hartleton.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clair W. Yerger and Miles E. Yerger; and one sister, Edna Marie Feese.
Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 with Pastor Fred Yarger officiating.
Burial will be in the Mazeppa Union Cemetery.