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Rachael H. Root


Rachael H. Root, 90, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

Rachael was retired from the Middletown Area School District Tax Office. She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown and the American Legion Post 594 Ladies Auxiliary.

Rachael is survived by her loving husband, William G. Root; sons, Forrest P. Root and his wife

Michelle of Virginia, and David G. Root and his wife Vicki of Delaware; one brother, Archie Hammacher; one sister, Mary Lou Schlott; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. until the time of services in the church.

K.M. Knight Funeral Home, Highspire is assisting with the arrangements.