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Erma Jeanne (Bastian) Strickland

June 14, 1931 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 88)


Erma Jeanne (Bastian) Strickland, 88, formerly of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020 while residing at Luther Acres in Lititz.  Born June 14, 1931, in Boulder, CO, she was the daughter of the late Clair and Phebe (Streamer) Bastian and raised in Wellsboro, PA.  She was married to Robert F. Strickland for over 59 years until his death on September 24, 2012. 

Erma Jeanne graduated from Penn State in 1953.  She enjoyed cooking, listening to music, square dancing, traveling around the world and spending time with her grandchildren.  She especially loved tending her large garden. 

She is survived by a sister, Lida Marie Bastian; a brother, Charles Bastian; brother-in-law James S. Strickland; her 5 children - Douglas (Maraya); Scott (Lisa); Russell (Denise); Deborah (Terry) and Steven (Diane); 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella Dee Colaw.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Mount Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA  17022, 717-367-1543.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Erma Jeanne’s honor to Conoy Township Parks and Recreation Commission, Bainbridge, PA,

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Private Interment

Mount Tunnel Cemetery
1058 South Market Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022


Conoy Township Parks and Recreation Commission
211 Falmouth Road, Bainbridge PA 17502
Tel: 1-717-367-4927

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