Mrs. Mary Anna (Mathers) Merrick Eichelberger, 66, of 3367 Coseytown Road, Greencastle, Pa., formerly of Muncy, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, in The Shook Home, Chambersburg, Pa.
Born May 1, 1946, in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late William Laird and Eleanor (Sharrow) Mathers.
Mrs. Eichelberger graduated from Muncy High School with the class of 1964.
Mary Anna Merrick Eichelberger
She and her husband, CSM Warren S. "Ike" Eichelberger Sr., U.S. Army retired, were married on Oct. 16, 1990.
She was employed as a cost estimator for GE Sylvania, Williamsport, and retired as a bank teller for Patriot Federal Credit Union, Waynesboro, Pa., in 1999.
She and her husband enjoyed long trips on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles together. They traveled to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 18 times and traveled many times on trips hundreds of miles long sometimes in one day. She also enjoyed snowmobile riding. She and her husband traveled to Canada and Alaska where they rode snowmobiles along backcountry trails. She was very passionate about riding her Harley and snowmobile and enjoyed the adventures she and her husband went on.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Lisa Marie Merrick of Frederick, Md.; three stepdaughters, June K. Martin of Fayetteville, N.C., Judy K. Chambers of Chambersburg, Pa., Janet K. Paylor of Mercersburg, Pa.; a stepson, Warren S. Eichelberger Jr. of Greencastle; five stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat- grandchildren and her brother, James I. Mathers and his wife, Barbara, of St. Thomas, Pa.
Local funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, with Rev. Stacy Crawford officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.
Funeral services will also be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, with Rev. Jane O'Borski officiating.
The family will receive friends for half an hour prior to the service Saturday in the church.
Burial will be Saturday following the church service in Muncy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, give a Harley rider a thumbs up.
Online condolences may be made at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.