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Obituary for Lillian R. Vance

Lillian R. Vance, 96, of Lewisburg, passed away at her daughter’s home in Shippensburg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Born on November 12, 1925, in Williamsport, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Ethel (Meyer) Best. In 1943, she married Russell Whitmyer who proceeded her in death in 1956. In 1984, she married Glenn Vance, Sr. who proceeded her in death in 1992.

Lillian worked for 11 years at JPM in Lewisburg and then 15 years at Laurelton State School until her retirement in 1985. She lived in Mifflinburg and Aaronsburg until moving into a retirement cottage at Riverwoods in 2010.

Lillian is survived by her two daughters and son, Ruby A Grimm and husband, Edward, of Lewisburg, Rose Fulmer of Shippensburg, and Terrence Whitmyer and wife, Eve, of Red Bank, New Jersey; six grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was an expert quilter, especially Baltimore Album quilts, winning numerous awards at fairs and quilt shows. She also quilted many wall hangings.

Interment will be at Tylersville Reformed Cemetery, Tylersville, Pa. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

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