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reflections SPRING 2019

Masonic Village Hospice

Pictured are handmade crochet hearts that are sent to grieving spouses by Masonic Village Hospice. Volunteers make each heart with love and care.

cancer, Jim was ready to find love again when he met Dianne, and the two were married for 24 years. When Jim reached his late 70s, Dianne saw changes in his memory and temperament that perhaps no one else, besides a wife, would have noticed. Unfortunately, it got to the point where she began seeing changes daily. “I realized I was losing a little bit of him every day,” Dianne recalls.

A Moment of Fate When Hope is Lost Dianne McMahon has a small crochet heart sitting on her bedside table. While it would seem like a simple trinket to some, to her, its meaning is so much more. The handmade heart came in a letter Dianne received from Masonic Village Hospice, six months after her husband passed away on the service. A hospice volunteer made the heart, and the letter included a poem and a personal offer for additional grief support. While Dianne is grieving through her own process, including song writing, and declined the additional support, she kept the heart as a reminder that someone is always thinking of her. “It was a touching gesture,” she said. “I can say during the month we had hospice, they gave me relief. They were able to meet all my 2

husband’s needs that I could not.” When Dianne first met her husband, Jim, she noticed his strong 6-foot stature and even-keeled demeanor. “When he walked in the room, all he had to do was stop in the doorway, and people noticed him,” Dianne recalls. Jim was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean conflict. After his service, he attended college, then served on the Lancaster City Police force. From there, he worked for and retired from the Internal Revenue Service. “We often joked that people either knew him from the good that he was doing or the bad that they were doing,” Dianne said. “He was a very caring, funny and knowledgeable person.” Having lost his first spouse to

However, the unexpected made the biggest change in the couple’s life. While Jim was recovering from heart surgery, doctors discovered cancerous spots located throughout his body. “I was startled by the CAT scan and MRI,” Dianne said. “It was very stressful, dealing with the dementia, then the cancer, too.” Jim started on chemotherapy, which would periodically reduce his white blood cell count, causing him to need blood transfusions. When his care became too much for Dianne, Jim moved into a local nursing care center. “We all knew his prognosis wasn’t good,” Dianne said. “The whole process was getting very tiresome for him, so he reached a decision.” Jim chose to tell his family that he was going to stop treatment. They, of course, respected his wishes. When all hope seemed to be lost, what happened next was what Dianne calls “fate.” One day, Dianne was sitting in the lobby of the nursing care center before visiting Jim. It was an unusual day, as Dianne

of life. She looked for the listed signs and symptoms in Jim and was comforted to know how much time they had left together. He passed away in May 2017. “When he died, I had already been grieving for several years,” Dianne said. “I had no more tears, I had cried them all. I had lost bits and pieces of him little by little. I didn’t think I was grieving then, but I was. Hospice helped me understand that. When death does occur, it can be a release for your loved one, but it can also be a release for you.”

Jim and Dianne McMahon

felt like she needed to sit down and gather strength before the visit, something she rarely had to do. “I was sitting there, and a gentleman walked by me,” Dianne recalls. “I looked up and thought ‘I know him,’ so I stood up to get another glimpse. Then, I called out his name.”

Everyone grieves differently. While Dianne will always miss her husband, writing songs has helped her heal. Lyrics from her song, (Nobody Knows) How to Say Goodbye, are as follows:

Nobody knows how to say “goodbye” Seems so easy until you try Nobody knows what words to say Maybe they’ll come another day What would you say if you had the chance?

The gentleman was Bob Heim, one of Masonic Village Hospice’s registered nurses. He was making his rounds at the facility, visiting residents who were receiving hospice care. Dianne had recognized him from her employment in health care as a receptionist.

If only once more you could see his eyes dance?

“He came over to me, sat down and we started talking,” Dianne said. “I told him my situation, and he told me about Masonic Village Hospice. I was somewhat familiar with the service from its reputation, but I had even greater peace of mind knowing Bob was part of it.”

I’m not sure he heard me, I just couldn’t tell

From there, within 48 hours, a hospice staff member met with Dianne to officially educate her on the services available to her and her husband, who qualified for hospice.

That the memories will help me survive

“Hospice took on the burden of everything with me,” Dianne recalls. “Every staff person who came to see Jim knew his condition and knew what he needed. I would come into the room and someone would be crouched down by Jim’s bed talking to him. He began to look forward to their visits.”

To look one last time upon his face Given the chance by God’s grace I tried several times to say my farewells My words seemed so empty … I couldn’t express How he had brought me happiness But the tears have all dried, and now I realize Seems we’d barely begun, and now it is done I am left with my grief to overcome

Thanks to you, hospice is able to care for people with complex needs at the end of their lives. We are also able to support spouses like Dianne who have lost loved ones, encouraging them to understand that everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time.

Dianne tells her friends and family that the hospice staff had the patience of angels. When Jim became agitated or upset, they knew how to lift his spirits. Toward the end, Jim became unresponsive, so Dianne was thankful for the information hospice provided her on the end stages 3

Care for the Whole Family sleep and abnormal breathing at night due to “acting out” in dreams. During a girls’ trip to the beach, Jennifer recalls her mom yelling in her sleep during the night. “Once she was diagnosed, we realized she had symptoms for years,” Jennifer said. “The next two years, her health declined quickly.”


Jennifer Berlet can remember dancing to records with her mother, Valerie, in the living room of her childhood home. When Jennifer had two daughters, her mother continued the tradition and had sleepovers and “dance parties” with the girls, but this time, to CDs.

Unfortunately, Valerie left her granddaughters too soon. At age 62, she began experiencing strange symptoms, including poor balance, increased falling and difficulty swallowing. She was no longer able to sit on the floor and play with her granddaughters. Upon being referred to a specialist, Valerie discovered she was suffering from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and incurable degenerative neurological disorder.

“She was excited to have granddaughters,” Jennifer said. “She was a very vivacious person who loved to dance, travel and shop, each of which she did with my girls.”

“Her brain could no longer communicate with her body,” Jennifer said. “When she was diagnosed, I was upset with myself for not realizing the signs.” One such sign was agitated

Valerie lost her ability to eat solid foods and, eventually, her ability to dance and even walk. “It was hard for all of us to watch this, especially since she was so young,” Jennifer said. “My grandparents are still alive, and that was their child. I don’t care how old you are, it’s still your child.” As the family came to terms with Valerie’s grim diagnosis, doctors recommended Masonic Village Hospice for Valerie, a service Jennifer was already familiar with and pushing for. “I was sold immediately, but it took my mom a little longer,” Jennifer remembers. However, after hospice staff spoke with Valerie about the benefits, she had no question that the service was right for her.

“She said to me, ‘What’s one bad thing about hospice?’” Jennifer said. “We couldn’t think of anything.” Over the next five months, hospice became part of Jennifer and Valerie’s family. The nursing assistants carefully cared for Valerie, ensuring she felt good about herself even at the end of life. “They did her hair, painted her nails and even took her out for ice cream,” Jennifer recalls. “My mom’s nurse answered every time I called, and he checked up on me every Friday evening to see how I was doing.” This hands-on care was important to Jennifer since she was an only child. “I knew my mother, so it was nice to have someone to confirm my instincts with whenever I felt like something wasn’t right.” Upon Valerie’s diagnosis, doctors recommended she develop an exercise plan to keep her symptoms at bay. Jennifer, who is a certified personal trainer, came up with a personalized regiment. However, her mother had other ideas on how to spend her final days. “She was newly retired and wanted to spend her time left doing what she wanted to do,” Jennifer recalls. This made Jennifer wonder, “What if?” What if her mother stuck to the exercise plan she had made? Would she have lived longer? Would she still be here? “Hospice taught me to let go of my opinions and follow my mom’s lead on things,” Jennifer said. “Being able to walk with my mom as far as I did was a gift. This sounds strange, but hospice made the whole process almost beautiful for us.” Before she was sick, Valerie loved hosting wine and cheese parties with her friends and family. Hospice staff learned this and organized a party with wine and ice cream, since Valerie was not able to eat solid foods, so she could have one more day of enjoyment while she said goodbye to those she loved.

“Her hospice aide dressed her in a beautiful silk robe, and everyone she knew was there,” Jennifer recalls. “The party ended at 4 p.m., and my mom died next to me at 5 p.m.” After cleaning up the party, hospice staff had left, but quickly turned their vehicles around when they learned Valerie was actively passing. “They took my girls out to get something to eat, and they spent time kicking a ball around with them while I said goodbye to my mom and started to process what was happening,” Jennifer recalls.

Valerie chose to donate her body to science, in hopes of finding a cure for her rare disease. Hospice staff helped complete and organize the paperwork for Jennifer. “They gave me time to do what I needed to do for me and my family,” Jennifer says. “My girls came in and laid with her and brushed her hair. It was a beautiful moment.” Since Valerie’s passing in October 2018, hospice has kept in touch with Jennifer, providing her information on grieving for both her and her girls, now ages 5 and 7. Hospice staff even checks in on her grandparents. “Hospice isn’t just for the person who is dying, and it’s not just done and over with when the patient passes,” Jennifer said. “Hospice is about the whole family. They help people live well to die well.” Jennifer’s journey with her mother encouraged her to become a certified nursing assistant, and she has hopes of working with Masonic Village Hospice one day. “There are days where I go into work to care for people and see her,” she says, “but I allow myself to change the perspective. I look at it as giving back, and I know my mom’s with me. It just feels right.” Jennifer, who inherited Valerie’s love for dancing, choreographed a dance in memory of her mother. She is also working to form a grieving group among eight of her friends, each of whom have experienced loss, including the loss of a child. “It helps to surround yourself with people who understand what you’re going through,” Jennifer says. “After loss, life keeps moving, but your reality will always be different.” Most importantly, Jennifer is helping her girls understand loss. “We talk about my mom all the time. She is still a daily part of our lives.” At bedtime, Jennifer’s daughters snuggle with a blanket that was their grandmother’s, and the three now have their own dance parties in the living room. “I always say we express ourselves better through dance than through words.”

Jennifer realizes that life is not the same after loss, but, thanks to you, she also knows she has hospice to rely on. Because of her experience, she now comforts others.


Making a Difference in the Journey When someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness, their loved ones often take on a role they never thought they would: caregiver. Caregivers are responsible for the wellbeing of their loved one while still caring for themselves and, sometimes, other family members. Samantha Sheaffer has aided patients and their caregivers for five years as a certified nursing assistant for hospice. “Being a caregiver is the most difficult job there is,” Samantha says, “and it’s 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.” While her friends and family wonder how Samantha can work with terminally ill patients and their families each day without becoming emotionally drained, she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love to teach families in these hard times what comes as second nature to me,” she says. Samantha works frequently with Masonic Village Hospice patients who are residing in their homes. She drives to the homes of five to seven patients per day and is able to spend upwards of an hour with each one. “I enjoy building personal relationships with my patients, which is part of the reason why I chose to work in hospice,” Samantha says. “I help them get out of bed, get them dressed, feed them meals, help with personal care and even serve as a companion.” She also educates family members on how to complete these tasks for their loved ones. “They know they can always call us for help or advice,” Samantha says, “but sometimes people want to show their love by doing these things themselves.” Samantha knows this from personal experience, as she lost her mother several years ago. Shortly after, her father was diagnosed with cancer. He was diagnosed seven


months before passing away, which gave time for him to receive end-of-life care. “That experience changed the way I viewed my job,” Samantha recalls. “I’ve watched the dying process hundreds of times before, but you gain a broader perspective when it happens to your loved ones.” Samantha’s experience with death has enabled her to practice strong empathy with her hospice families.

“Everything can be chaotic at the end of life,” she says. “Death can be a peaceful and spiritual experience, and it’s our job to make it that way.” Hospice nurses, physicians, chaplains and social workers often rely on certified nursing assistants, like Samantha, to be the eyes and ears of the service. “We know a patient’s condition really well because we see them most often,” Samantha says. “I see some patients five days a week.”

“I enjoy building personal relationships with my patients, which is part of the reason why I chose to work in hospice.”

“As soon as I realized this, I talked to one of our social workers, and we made it happen,” Samantha said. “We picked up a gift, wrapped it and put it under the tree so his wife would have something to open on Christmas morning. She was pretty surprised.” On Valentine’s Day, staff sent the man’s wife a dozen red roses signed with his name. When the time comes to say goodbye, Samantha is there with open arms and simple acts of kindness. “If a patient is dying at home with their family around them, I have brought coffee and donuts to the house, or other small things. We are encouraged by our leadership to do things like that and think outside the box.” Even after patient care isn’t needed, Samantha is still involved in helping families grieve.

“I let them know that in many cases, you’re grieving even before the loss of your loved one happens,” she says. “I let families know that I understand how they feel and that it’s okay to be tearful or upset.” Samantha remembers one patient who she built a relationship with after initially thinking her care would be a challenge, due to her condition. “Her disease had caused her to lose the ability to communicate,” Samantha said. “She wrote down everything she needed on a piece of paper for me to read, but after a while, she could just look at me and I’d know what she was thinking.” The hospice team not only considers a person’s illness, but their personal needs as well. “We don’t want our patients to have any anxiety or regrets during this time.”

Thankfully, Masonic Village Hospice also offers grief support for staff in direct patient care. “Our hospice chaplains hold sessions with us where we read the names of patients we have lost as a way of letting go of those emotions,” Samantha said. “It’s not just a job for any of us.”

Staff like Samantha make Masonic Village Hospice, and the care our patients receive, special. Thanks to you, staff are able to attend trainings to make them stronger professionals and receive grief support to ensure they stay well.

Last year, Samantha was working with a bed-ridden patient who lived at home with his wife. During one of her visits before Christmas, Samantha realized how distraught the man was, as it was the first Christmas he was unable to go shopping for a gift for his wife,

something he’d done every year of their marriage.


Turn Your Required Minimum Distribution into a Qualified Charitable Deduction While cash gifts are always appreciated by Masonic Village Hospice, consider giving part or all of your Required Minimum Distribution to support terminally ill patients. ARE YOU 701/2 or OLDER AND: • Own an IRA? • Haven’t taken all of your required minimum distribution (RMD) this year? • Don’t need all or part of your RMD to live on? • Hate to pay taxes? • Enjoy helping others?

THEN CONSIDER THIS! Give all or part of your RMD to Masonic Village Hospice and you will: • Help patients remain comfortable and stewards of their own care • Give patients opportunities to make lasting memories with their loved ones • Provide grief support for families after the loss of a loved one

ACT NOW! Call the Office of Gift Planning at 1-800-599-6454 or complete and return the enclosed envelope to find out how you can: • Give part or all of your RMD to Masonic Village Hospice • Avoid taxes on your RMD • Offer support to terminally ill patients and their families • Feel great about making a difference!


Thank You Memorials

Memorials and honors received Nov. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019



Harold and Joyce Arnold

Michael and Barbara Legg

George (Bud) E. Becker

Lancaster PIAA Swimming Officials

Gene and Jan Moore

Karen Paulk

Carl Petticoffer

Veritas Press, Inc.

Richard F. Brenneman

Lynne Brenneman

Charles T. Chew

Geraldine Werner

Mae D. Cooper

Edward and Janice Horst

Edward Horst

Frederick (Fred) G. Dent

Eureka-West Shore Lodge No. 302

Donald and Joyce Allan

Diane Brokenshire

Marianne Grybowski

Horace and Prudy Mann

Craig and Theresa Reiter

Julie Pappas Dinkel

Berkshire Hathaway Realty

Charles and Jean Broome

Anne-Marie Bursevich

CCN Support Services, LLC

Ann Clark

Kathy Clark

Conestoga Title Insurance Co.

Tom Davies

Karen Doyle

Linda Eckenrode

Anna Fazzini

First American Title Insurance Company

John and Dawn Flaharty

Taamar Herbert

Mike and Fran Kane

Michael Kichman

Kirchner Brothers

Lancaster County Association

M. Manon Duck

Don and Shirley Miller

Frances Glass Duval

Diane Roth

Richard Matthew Dyson

Thomas and Jane Baer

Mike and Karen McCoy

Bradford Sargent

Stephen and Nancy Wasilewski

Robert E. Focht

Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

James and Cathy Bolinger

Kay Ann Focht

Marcia Focht

Marjorie Focht

Roberta (Bobbie) Glingle

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.

Bonnie Moyer

Rick Sanger and Kenneth

Peggy Stiffler

Helen Watson

David and Sandra Weiser

Lois L. Foreman

Linda Foreman

Kenneth and Betty Thomas

Rudolf and Mary Galli

Marina Galli

Elizabeth (Libby) H. Harper

John and Carol Bender

Keystone Lodge Hunting Camp, LLC

Wanda Rupp and Eric Rupp

Sarah Stowell

Marlin Wilbert

Janet E. Herr

Scheid Management Services, LLC

Ann Leonard

Kay L. Horst

Edward and Janice Horst

Edward Horst

Mildred Mummau

David and Alicia Hunsberger Tim and Fay Pletcher Irene L. Jochen

Albert Jochen

Jack H. Kelley

George Althouse

Huntsville Housing Authority

Paul S. Long

Janicemarie Long

Richard C. Mann

Audrey Mann

Thomas J. O’Donnell

John and Nora Kerschner

Janice O’Donnell

Marjorie D. Owens

F&M Psychology Department

Constance Minor

Fred Owens and Judith Mueller

Jean Rodgers and Bryce Rodgers

Steven Spadafore

Michael J. Perezous

Dolores Perezous

Beatrice K. Phillips

John Phillips

Fay Rauschkolb

Russell and Linda Adsitt

Kerry Bergmann

Carol Bradshaw

Tony and Elaine Ciofani

Margaret Coester

Beverly Hofsass

Julia McCourt

Joyce Nickel

Betty Petersen

of Realtors

Lusk & Associates

Deb McClarigan

Bonnie Miller

Old Republic Title

Sites Realty, Inc.

Lori Smith

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP

WAM Associates - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Karen Wolf

M. Manon Duck

Ray and Pat Horn

Lynn Kreider


Fay Rauschkolb

Richard and Fay Rauschkolb

Ernst and Ruth Rinder

Martin and Linda Schulman

Leroy and Cathy Smith and Family

Marvin Trim

Rose Resanovich

Joe and Vicki Peters

Elwood C. Richter

Laura Richter Albertson

Larry G. Ritter

Ralph (Scotty) and Elizabeth Jane Davis

Betty J. Rodgers

Kurt Wagner and Eric Hoffer

Jay Kenneth (Rat) Royer

Gerald and Lavinia Brackbill

Kevin and Denise Brumbach

Michael and Sandra Coll

Tom and Jill Grosh

Nancy Hook

Brad and Nancy Myers

Walter and Esther Root

Annabelle Shultz

Betty Wolf McCardle

Tracy Shultz

Robert K. Sloan

Edna Sloan

Thelma J. Steffy

Nelson and Sandra Behmer

Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP

Dalyce L. Thomas

Patrick and Kelly Berklich

Anthony F. Vitas

Delores Dengler Vitas

Marilyn L. Vollrath

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34

American Legion Post No. 494

Sons of the American Legion District 10 Detachment of PA

The American Legion Department of Pennsylvania

Dorothy Barr

Mildred Bechtold

Kenneth Deaven

James McMullen

Kit and Debra Watson

Neda Mae Wert

Adams Family

Robert Grimes

Donald and Rose Marie Thompson

Geraldine Werner

Arthur and Dorothy Wert

Roger and Susan Wheeler

Ann Wildasin

Ila Westbrook

Donna Amato





Ana Flores

Diane Roth

Robert Heim

Diane Roth

Barbara Riggs

Bud and Dixie Teaford

Love of Angels Gifts MEMORIAL


Ronald L. Abel

Kathy Abel

William B. Anderson

Camilla Anderson

William J. Barnhart

Karen Nye

Teresa Black & Stanley Black Mike Black Kenneth C. Blankenhorn

Yvonne Blankenhorn

Benjamin S. Bowman

Kay Duffy

Howard E. Bradshaw

Joan Kelley

Richard F. Brenneman

Lynne Brenneman

Jay G. Brossman

Sally Kinzey

Donald P. and Mary A. Byers Donald and Rosemary Byers Susan Chaloka

Evelyn Masters

Charles T. Chew

Carol Chew

Clyde D. Cooper

Del Donna Forrest

Harry E. Cooper, Jr.

Ed and Kay Horst

Earl A. Deibert

Betty Deibert

Anna K. Deik

Richard and Cynthia Deik

Patricia E. Dooley

John Dooley

Roland E. Dunkelberger

Ruth Dunkelberger

Roy A. Ecklund, Jr.

Doris Ecklund

Ted Ewing

Roberta Ewing

William & Marian Fatzinger Nancy Webster Dwight and Mary Fetterhoff Donna Robinson Eleanor (Elle) Forney

Bob and Marilyn Forney

Emory Freet

Kay Freet

Barbara Frey

Evelyn Masters

Grace M. Frishkorn

Richard and Cynthia Deik

Richard C. Funk

Shirley Mason

Eleanor (Jean) Gaspari

Marjorie Menear

Doris Gibbons

Fred and Diane Gatchell

Jack L. Gillmore

Vicki Gillmore

Spurgeon Gohn, Jr.

Dorothy Nye

Marion Graham

Shirley Mason

Elizabeth J. Greenawalt

Richard and Sherry Greenawalt

Harry E. Greenawalt

Kay Duffy

Despina M. Grimes

Robert Grimes

Paula Harrington

Bud and Dixie Teaford

George (Smokey) Harvey

Sandra Harvey

John Suhr

Melanie Suhr

Lester Hawthorne

Hazel Hawthorne

Gladys R. Heisey

Lou and Laura Heisey

Paul and Mary Hoffines

Robert and Linda Hoffines

Robert C. Hoffman

Robbie Hoffman

Charles W. Jamison

Mildred Jamison

Arthur D. Kauffman

Ed and Kay Horst

Jack H. Kelley

Joan Kelley

Bertha Kennedy

Robert and Linda Hoffines

Francis and Thelma Kinter

Robert and Kimberly Rose

Teresa F. Kornsey

Tom and Carol Fanelli

Roy Kuhn

Carl and Terry Dunbar

D. Jane Kurtz

Warren and Helen Heidelbaugh

Linda L. Kurtz

Kay Duffy

Emanuel M. Lapp

Kay Duffy

Grace E. Laubach

Mary Rawcliffe

Bill and Deb Lightner

Terry and Lori Seiders

David Link

Barbara Link

John W. Linn

Julia Linn

Harry K. Longenecker

Vicki Gillmore

Doris Longenecker

Esther M. Lux

William Lux

Geoffrey & Jeanne Mann

Horace and Prudy Mann

Dr. and Mrs. Fred Martz

Sally Kinzey

Robert C. Marvel

Fay Marvel

Ned A. Masenheimer

Phyllis Masenheimer

George and Cindy Shultz

Charles & Gladys Masterson Kay Freet R. Dale McDowell

Bonnie McDowell

Glenn (Hank) McGurk

JoAnn B. McGurk

John Mentzer

Richard and Sherry Greenawalt

Samuel L. Miller

Susan Hulshizer

Monica Moyer

Susan Hulshizer

George F. Novatnak

Donna Nooney

James G. Novinger

Doris Novinger

Paul F. Nye

Mark Nye

Bridget O’Brien

Lou and Rose O’Brien

Anita L. Pence

George Pence

Michael, Sarah and Emmalyn Pence

Ruth J. Phillips

James Phillips

Claire Piltz & William A. Piltz Karen Speelhoffer Elizabeth U. Putt

Lloyd Putt

Elwood (Woody) Raber

Linda Raber

Dorothy E. Reifsnyder

Susan Ostermueller

Jenny L. Rodger

Barry and Linda Brown

Sally Sue

Betsy Shipe

Nicole A. Schiavoni

Roberta Ewing

Nancy K. Seiders

Terry and Lori Seiders

Mildred S. Service

Walt Service, III

Nancy Service

Walt Service, III

Perryne B. Service

Walt Service, III

Walter C. Service

Walt Service, III

John M. Shaud

Mary Shaud

George & Delores Sload

Phyllis Kepner

Robert K. Sloan

Edna Sloan

Glen A. Smith

Bob and Marilyn Forney

Parents of Sobotka Family

Bernie and Judy Sobotka

Don and Sally Sowden

Clinton Spiegel

Charlotte Sparks

Fred and Diane Gatchell

Karen L. Swope

Ronald Swope

John S. Tuck

Karen Conrad

Herman (Ben) Turpin

Jeanette Turpin

Emily J. Weaver

Jennie Cooper

Richard E. Weitzel

Sue Joines

Henry M. Wildasin

Ann Wildasin

William N. Willard

Ann Marie Ulrich

Walter H. Wright

Warren and Helen Heidelbaugh

John P. Young

Donnis Young

John W. Zitrick, Jr.

Barbara Zitrick

Love of Angels Gifts HONOR


Francis and Marion Black

Mike Black

Bob Carthew

Bill and Nancy Pearson

Jim and Cheryl Deibert

Betty Deibert

Jim and Diane Gordon

Betty Deibert

Donald and Joan Grier

Evelyn Masters

Marion W. Grochowski

Sheryl Allston

Evelyn B. Hackman

Carl and Evelyn Hackman

Robert Heim

Sy and Deborah Beozzo

Bob Helm

Barbara Link


Karen Speelhoffer

Jay Linn

Julia Linn

John W. Linn, III

Julia Linn

Bethanne Lizzi

Sy and Deborah Beozzo

Althea Martin

Julia Linn

Phyllis B. Masenheimer

George and Cindy Shultz

Hospice Team

Kay Freet

Hospice Team

Lou and Laura Heisey

Hospice Team

Ronald Swope

Adele Messerole

Julia Linn

Elaine M. Miller

Susan Hulshizer

Rev. Timothy Nickel

Sy and Deborah Beozzo

Debra Novinger

Camilla Anderson

Doris Novinger

Bridge O’Brien

Lou and Rose O’Brien

Amber Pawuk

Marjorie Menear

The Hulshizers

Susan Hulshizer

Gerald E. Weaver

Jennie Cooper

Heidi M. Young

Camilla Anderson

To our generous donors, thank you for believing in Masonic Village Hospice’s mission. You have made a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families!


MASONIC VILLAGE HOSPICE One Masonic Drive • Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2219 717-367-1121, ext. 18449 •

Who We Are Since 2009, Masonic Village’s trained, compassionate hospice staff have cared for thousands of patients and their families, focusing on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients so they may complete their lives joyfully. Our hospice staff promote comfort and self-determination, enabling patients to participate in making decisions about their care. Based in Elizabethtown, Masonic Village Hospice is pleased to offer services to patients in the comfort of their homes throughout Lancaster, Dauphin, Lebanon and Eastern York counties.

Open for Everyone. Masonic Village Hospice does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, ancestry, national origin, familial status, age, sex, limited English proficiency (LEP) or any other protected status in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. Masonic Village Hospice cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. Masonic Village Hospice iss willich, die Gsetze (federal civil rights) vun die Owwerichkeet zu folliche un duht alle Leit behandle in der seem Weg. Es macht nix aus, vun wellem Schtamm ebber beikummt, aus wellem Land die Voreldre kumme sinn, was fer en Elt ebber hot, eb ebber en Mann iss odder en Fraa, verkrippelt iss odder net.

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