Harriet Naugle

Harriet Lois (Webster) Naugle left this world on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to join John, her beloved husband of 53 years, and became one of God’s greeters in heaven. She was born on September 18, 1927 in Shenandoah, PA to the late George and Esther Webster.

Harriet graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1945 and worked at The Boston Store in Wilkes Barre. After moving to Mountville, she worked for 10 years at The First National Bank of Landisville and later retired after 22 years as a switchboard operator for the Grinnell Corporation of Columbia.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ of Rohrerstown, the former Mountville VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a life member of the Mountville Fire Company Auxiliary.

Harriet is survived by daughters Shirley Haldeman (Terry) and Cathy Eckman (Lance) of Mountville, grandchildren Marc Vickers of Pequea, Amy Ile (Kevin) of Mountville, and Paula Buohl of Lancaster and great- grandchildren Jordyn Ile and Isaac Buohl.

 She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Surviving her are three brothers, John Ditzler (Arlene) of Elizabethtown, William Ditzler (Jean) of Nanticoke, and Edward Ditzler (Mary Anne) of West Hazelton and two sisters, Esther McMahon (Gerald) of Glen Lyon, and Janet Saylor (Allan) of Akron, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Salem United Church of Christ of Rohrerstown, 2312 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 with the Reverend Roben Roof officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harriet’s name to Salem’s Restoration Fund. 

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  • We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother and our loving aunt!! She was such a blessing to all who knew her and supported us so well after Dad passed! Praying the loving arms of God will uphold and comfort each one of you as you go through these difficult days! Love from John and Debbie

  • Dear Cathy, Shirley, and family,

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all, at the loss of your dear mother. We will treasure our memories of visits and phone calls with her. She was a beautiful, loving person and we are comforted knowing she is at peace with our savior and reunited with loved ones in heaven. God bless you all.

    John and Lisa Naugle

  • Dear Cathy,Shirley and family,
    Your mother was a fine lady. I had a lot of good times with your family. Your Mother was a real lady! I am so sorry for your loss. It is difficult to be without your parents. Take care of yourselves .
    As always,
    Faye Bigler Mimm

  • My sincere sympathy to the family. It was an honor to have known Harriet. Many fond memories.

  • Well we will never forget Harriet. When she called wanting to adopt a dog she said her husband and her dog both passed and she didn’t even want to come home from church to an empty house. After almost 500 adoptions hers was memorable. I told her I had a little shih tzu girl who had just had extensive surgery and didn’t look very nice due to bandages so suggested she wait to meet her. That didn’t work for her and the next day she was on our doorstep. Since the dog was a stray we didn’t know her previous name but put Lily on for vet paperwork. When Harriet got to our home she said she had a dream that she was getting a dog named Lily. She then asked what this dog’s name was! She said she had never driven outside of Mountville but wanted this dog enough to drive all the way to Ephrata to meet her. Yes she was memorable. Thanks to her brother John Ditzler for telling her about our rescue.

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