L. Eileen Watkins (Deibler), 83, of Landisville, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Hospice of Lancaster County. She was born in Trevorton, PA, was the daughter of the late George F and Thama (Umholtz) Deibler, and wife of the late Paul T. Watkins.
She was a 1950 graduate of Sunbury High School. She retired from Lancaster General Hospital and Weis Markets. She was Mawmaw to her grandchildren and was a beloved grandmother, mother, sister, aunt, and a friend to all she met. She loved word search books, puzzles, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates (that’s mom), Elvis, and knitting, but most of all, her family, who were the center of her life. She had a smile for everyone.
She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ but recently attended Westgate Baptist Church.
Mom is survived by 6 children, Deborah (Bob) Houck, George H. Hockenbrocht, Jr., Linda (Stephen) Leayman, Jerre (Judith) D. Hockenbrocht, Gary (Karen) L. Hockenbrocht, and Curtis R. Hockenbrocht. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Blair, Lee, and Dean Deibler, and sister Mildred Macialek. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Travitz, Millersburg PA and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to her friends at Landisville Apartments who took mom under their wings. Our deepest thanks to Hospice of Lancaster County for their loving and compassionate care of mom.
A Memorial Service will be held at Grace United Church, 1947 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 on Saturday, January 2, 2016 with visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and Service starting at 2:00 p.m. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, Grace United Church of Christ, or Hospice of Lancaster County.