Dorcas J. Foltz

Dorcas June Foltz, 90, entered into God’s eternal care on the morning of Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at her home in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1931, in York, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Rev. Walter and Mable (Hursh) Gable, and graduated from William Penn High School, York.

Dorcas worked as a supply clerk typist for Letterkenny Army Depot, where she retired in December of 1988 after 30 years. She was an active member of Oakville U.M.C., and enjoyed singing in the choir.

She volunteered at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home, Adams Electric Cooperative and Golden Age Club for 20 years.

Dorcas is survived by five children, L. Bradley Foltz of Dover, Wanda J. (Foltz) Boone and husband, Rev. Michael, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Karen D. Foltz of York, Eileen M. (Foltz) Little and husband, Barry, of Red Lion, and Wesley R. Foltz and wife, Jenna Sheaffer, of Blairs Mills; six grandchildren, Amanda (Foltz) Althoff, Benjamin Foltz, Heather (Boone) Seidenstricker, Derek Little, Rachel (Little) Bohnert and Erica Little; and three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Julia Althoff, and Baylee Seidenstricker. She is also survived by a sister, Lois P. Gable of York, Pennsylvania, and a brother, Karl and his wife, Dauna, Gable of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.

In addition to her parents, Dorcas was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Wilbur E. Foltz; a sister, Gladys and her husband, Rev. Marlin, Lauver of York; a brother, Rev. Henry and his wife, Audrey, Gable of Hughesville; and a sister, Orpha and her husband, Roy, Sauder of York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Oakville U.M.C., 519 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

The family of Dorcas Foltz would like to extend a special thank you to all the family, friends, caregivers and Heartland Hospice that helped to keep her happy and content at her home.

Services for Wilbur & Dorcas Foltz will be private at the convenience of the family.


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