Fay Irene Warfel, 88, of Middletown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, after a short hospital stay.
She was the devoted wife of John Elias Warfel who preceded her in death on April 28, 2009, and to whom she was married to for almost 60 years.
Born November 12, 1926 in Steelton, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mae Eshenhour Koller.
She was a 1944 graduate of Steelton High School. She was employed at Harrisburg Hospital as a medical secretary for 9 years, but her joy was being a loving wife and mother for all of her married life. Fay traveled extensively worldwide with her husband John and enjoyed camping with her family through the years. She taught Sunday school for kindergarteners and adored children. Activities involving her children and her grandchildren were her favorite pastimes. She also attended church regularly and was a part of a Bible study group. She attended Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church for the past several years.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Kenneth, Charles and James Koller.
Fay is survived by five sons John A. Warfel, married to Susan Mummah Warfel of Milton, David B. Warfel of Middletown, Robert E. Warfel of Steelton, Thomas P. Warfel of Columbus, Ohio, and Mark A. Warfel, married to Kathleen Morton Warfel of Cherry Hill, N..J.; two daughters LeeAnn Roling-Bauder, married to Marcel Roling of Rockville, Md., and MaryEllen Bauder Andrews, married to Bryan Andrews of Studio City, Calif.; four granddaughters Heather (Billy) Hague, Allison Warfel, Rebekah Warfel, and Lauren Roling; two grandsons Toby Warfel and Lucas Warfel; three great-grandchildren Arielle Warfel Atchison, Abigail Hague, and Olivia Hague; and sisters Doris Steffen, Joyce Miller, and Lucinda (James) Long.
A Memorial service honoring Fay’s life: Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m. at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, www.etownbic.com, 996 East High St., Elizabethtown.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of service on Friday at the church.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, 996 East High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022, or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.