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Obituary for Ethel Harding (Royer)

Ethel M. (Royer) Harding, 94, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Ephrata Manor.
She was born in Ephrata to the late Sylvester and Winifred (Weidman) Royer. She was the wife of the late Allen D. Harding, Sr., who passed away in 2018.
She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Ephrata. Ethal retired from Sperry New Holland after 30 plus years. She loved to sew yoyo’s, play cards, and do crossword puzzles or word searches.
Ethel is survived by a daughter, Lyn, wife of Garry Butler of Mountain View, AR; a son, Dr. Lenny Harding Jr., husband of Jill Harding of Akron; seven grandchildren, Gina, wife of Clint Holderby, Grady, husband of Sarah Butler, Brennen, husband of Tara Harding, Aarin, wife of Jeremy Franck, Rachel, wife of Clint Surgeoner, Ryan, husband of Samantha Holochuck, Carly Holochuck; eight great-grandchildren, Raylen, Hayes, Dawsyn, Keelin, Talia, Jerin, Tate, Rylie, and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys (Royer) Reitz; two brothers, Sylvester Jr. and David Royer.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 6 to 7 PM at Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave, Ephrata, PA 17522, followed by her funeral service at 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Bethany United Church of Christ, 140 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at