Myrtle H. Painter, 101, of Elizabethtown passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Millport, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Ida Ream Hacker. She was the loving wife of the late Richard D. Painter who passed away in 1998 and the late H. Hershey Derstler who passed away in 1948. Myrtle was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim. She was a 1935 graduate of Manheim High School. Myrtle owned and operated her own hair salon in Manheim before becoming a bookkeeper. She was an avid reader who enjoyed, playing bridge, P-Nuckle, sewing, knitting and crocheting.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara J. Dimeler-Spotts, of Elizabethtown, Deanna D. wife of William Pachler, of Sun City Center, FL, three grandchildren, Teri wife of Larry Newell, of Wasilla, AK, R. Edward husband of Cindy Straub, of Grand Marais, MN, Douglas husband of Chris Dimeler, of Elizabethtown, four great grandchildren, Kristy Newell Simmons, of OR, Ashley Newell Thomas, of OR, Gregory Newell, of SC, Saffron Straub, of MN, four step great grandchildren, Jessica Mieczkowski, of Elizabethtown, Ryan Mieczkowski, of Philadelphia, Ryan Smith, of Minneapolis, MN, Jordan Smith, of Charleston, SC, three great great grandchildren with one on the way and six step great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death is a son, James H. Derstler.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Myrtle’s Memorial service at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2 South Hazel Street, Manheim, on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 AM until the time of service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Myrtles memory to the Hospice For All Seasons Foundation, 280 South Hill Drive, Grantville PA 17028 or to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2 South Hazel Street, Manheim, PA 17545.