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Gwenda K. LeHew


Gwenda K. (Yost) LeHew, 63 of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

She was born in Harrisburg PA on September 23, 1954 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Shirley (Brinser) Yost.

She was an avid homemaker, where she enjoyed gardening, landscaping, crafts and general handy-work. However, her greatest joy came from the love of her husband, children and grandchildren.

She was a member of the Geyer’s United Methodist Church, Middletown.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Daryl Z. LeHew Sr.; daughter, Nicole Besic and her husband Steve; son, Daryl Z. LeHew Jr.; grandson, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Benkowitsch and his wife Kyi; granddaughter, Morgan Besic; great-granddaughter, Mya Elizabeth Benkowitsch; great-grandson, Zane Kay Benkowitsch; three brothers, Wayne Yost and his wife Penny, Steve Yost and his wife Sylvia, and Todd Yost; three sisters, Sherry Gallagher and her husband Tim, MaryAnn Weaver and her husband Tony, and Dana Thomas and her husband Kevin; several nieces and nephews.

A tribute to her life will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown with Stephanie DiFrancisco officiating. Viewing will be from 6:00 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in her name may be sent to Harrisburg Humane Society, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg PA, 17111.

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