Ressler, Anna Mae 1 2 3

Birth Name Ressler, Anna Mae
Gender female
Age at Death 79 years, 2 months, 1 day


Anna Mae Ressler, 79, of Ephrata, PA, joyously met her Savior on February 1, 2012.

Daughter of the late Grube and Anna Zimmerman Ressler, Anna was born in West Earl Twp., PA. The family later moved to Manheim Twp., where she attended Manheim Twp. schools.

After earning a certificate in interior decorating from Penn State, Wyomissing Campus, she was self-employed since 1958 as a dress and drapery maker.

Active in the E.C. Church since 1961, she served as Sunday school teacher, steward, Vice President of the official board, Lay delegate for 15 years, youth leader, choir member, soloist, worship leader and librarian. Anna was also an avid student of the Bible.

As a 17-year Lay witness missioner, she traveled to nine Eastern states in addition to Germany, Scotland, and New Zealand.

Anna was a poet and songwriter. She sang alto in the Gospel Trio known as Loving-kindness and later as Day-star. Four of her songs were recorded on the Loving- ­kindness album, "Accepted."

Day-star won first prize in the Gospel Trio Division of an international talent contest by the Music City Song Festival in Nashville, Tenn.

A long-time member of the Ephrata Republican Committee, she served as Vice-chair, secretary, and treasurer. She was also a member of the Ephrata Women's Club and Lancaster County Action.

Anna frequently wrote letters to the editor. A final letter will be read at her funeral.

Surviving are brothers, Harold (Helen Sensenig), Ephrata, Melvin (Lettie Hostetter), Lititz, Elvin (Jeanne Pawling), Ephrata, plus many nephews and nieces.

Anna was preceded in death by her brothers, John (Kathryn Remick), Martin (Alma Martin), Paul who died in infancy, Elmer (the late Anna Mary Lehman), and Clarence (Pat Hess).

Life celebration services will be held at Grace E.C. Church, 101 North 7th Street, Akron, PA on Sunday, February 5, at 4 p.m.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the ­family.

Services are under the care of Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Inc., Ephrata, PA.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ressler, Daniel Grube29 July 190116 May 1972
Mother Zimmerman, Anna Martin9 December 18946 August 1948
    Brother     Ressler, John Edwin 16 September 1920 23 March 1982
    Brother     Ressler, Martin Earl 16 June 1922 10 October 1987
    Brother     Ressler, Paul Irwin 4 April 1924 9 July 1924
    Brother     Ressler, Elmer Roy 2 March 1925 5 September 2002
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
    Brother     Ressler, Melvin James 23 December 1928 27 August 2015
    Brother     Ressler, Clarence Ira 13 February 1931 18 May 1987
         Ressler, Anna Mae 30 November 1932 1 February 2012
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
Father Ressler, Daniel Grube29 July 190116 May 1972
Stepmother Brumbaugh, Lucy1 October 18993 January 1952

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