Mary V. Buffington, 85, formerly of West Hanover Twp. and most recently of Fleetwood PA, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Kutztown Manor where she was a resident since Jan. 23.
Born in Hummelstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Martin W. and Hester R. (Cassell) Vail, was the widow of Paul P. Buffington and was also preceded in death by siblings, Margaret Heisey and Wesley Vail.
Mary was a member of Hummelstown United Church of Christ, Order of Eastern Star, Hershey Chapter 509 where she was a past Worthy Matron twice and was a graduate of Hershey High School Class of 1944. She was an avid bowler, knitter and worked as a bookkeeper for many years.
Surviving are a son, Thomas M. Buffington of Newman, GA; a daughter, Cindy L. Ireland of Fleetwood, PA; a step-daughter, Brenda Buffington of Lemoyne, PA; grandchildren, Paula M. Bitner of Scranton, PA, Dustin Buffington and Rachel Buffington of Newman, GA, Lisa Sikes of Coopersburg, PA and Anita Winkler of Hellertown, PA.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11:00 AM at Hoover Funeral Home, 6011 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of service. Eastern Star services will be conducted at 9:45 AM. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to : Hershey Chapter 509 O.E.S. 823 Locust Grove Rd., Middletown, PA 17057. The American Assoc. for the Blind or Meals on Wheels.