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Barbara Brandt-Stoner


Barbara L. Brandt-Stoner, 83, of Middletown, Pa., formerly of Elizabethtown, entered the Church Triumphant on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017, at Hershey Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank P. and Charlotte Crow Sinniger. She was the wife of Walter J. Stoner. They would have been married for three years on June 7. Her first husband, Henry D. Brandt, passed in 1977.

Barbara was a 1953 graduate of Elizabethtown High School and was a longtime member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown. Prior to retiring in 1998, she was employed for seven years by Masonic Village as a server in the Grand Lodge Hall dining room. Previously, she worked for many years as a waitress for the Bethlehem Steel Management Club in Oberlin. She enjoyed baking, square dancing, and volunteered with others from her church in the dining room at Water Street Rescue Mission.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Allen S., husband of Wendy L. Martin Brandt of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two granddaughters, Lindsey Givens and Addison Brandt; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Chance; two stepchildren, Lester J., husband of Kathy Stoner, of Rocky Mountain, N.C., and Tracy A., wife of Tony Homer, of Portland, Ore.; and three stepgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl Sinniger.

A funeral will be held on Friday morning, May 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 75 East High Street, Elizabethtown, Pa., with the Rev. Albert J. Domines Jr. officiating. The family will receive guests at the church on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. All are invited to a luncheon at the church immediately following the service.

Following lunch, interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

If desired, contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604, or to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

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