Virginia “Ginny” Bell Lerew, 82, of Frey Village Retirement Center, Middletown, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center.
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Born in Enhaut on October 20, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Marlin N., Sr., and Sylvia Keim Bell.
Ginny retired in 1988 as a Computer Systems Analyst from the Navy Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, and worked in the Clerk Typing Pool at the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown. She was a 1954 graduate of the former Highspire High School. Ginny was a life-long member of the Swatara Church of God, Harrisburg, where she was a Sunday School Teacher since her teens currently teaching the Kingdom Seekers class, served as the co-ordinator of the GEMS Senior Ministry, and was the former organist and choir director. She was Vice President of the Tower Council of Frey Village Retirement Center and an Abider at the home. Ginny enjoyed music, traveling with her husband, taking pictures, playing Pinochle and Hand & Foot; and was an avid sports and NASCAR fan.
Ginny was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn L. Lerew, Sr., on January 5, 2002. She is survived by one son, Glenn L. Lerew, Jr. husband of Patti J. of Dillsburg; one grandson, Jordan T. Lerew husband of Christina Greensboro, NC; one great granddaughter, Rylen S. Lerew of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, The Rev. Robert L. Bell husband of Paula of Harrisburg, and Marlin N. Bell, Jr. husband of Vicki of Middletown; one sister, Betty Gardner widow of David of Harrisburg; one step-sister, Catherine E. Eshenour widow of Jack of Cortlandt Manor, NY; one brother-in-law, Donald Lerew husband of Joann of Dillsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 11 AM in the Swatara Church of God, 4860 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, with Pastor Michael R. Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township. Friends are invited to visit with the family Tuesday in the church from 10 AM until time of the service.
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Frey Village Retirement Center, 1020 North Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057.
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