Patricia A. Kitzmiller
01/16/1942 - 10/26/2019

Patricia A. Kitzmiller, 77, formerly of Hanover, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Brethren Home Community, New Oxford. She was the loving wife of Gary K. “Chub” Kitzmiller who died January 14, 2007. Born January 16, 1942 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Hertz) McKinney. Pat retired from Adams County Head Start, where she taught preschool for over 40 years. She was a 1960 graduate of McCaskey High School in Lancaster, and a life member of SAVES. Surviving are five children, JoAnn Klunk (Brian), James Kitzmiller (Sharon), Janice Zinn (Wayne), Judy Kitzmiller, and Jenny Long; a sister, Shirley Baldwin; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Zinn; a son-in-law, Dwayne Long; and a nephew Larry Baldwin Jr. Friends and relatives will be received for a viewing on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Pat may be made to The Brethren Home Foundation, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA, 17350.

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Posted at:10/29/2019 1:01 pm
Kathy T
It's so sad to have lost such a wonderful soul. Pat just loved art class at CKV-TBHC and will be greatly missed. That's where I met her as a vol. and am so thankful to have known her. It will just not be the same to walk down the hall on So Mt. neighborhood and not wave to her. Know that she was loved.

Posted at:10/29/2019 7:07 pm
Twila Good
I am so sad to see one of my BEST friends gone, but I know she is now at peace with our Lord. Better known as Kitzy to me, we worked together for Head Start of York County from 1977 till she retired. She will always be a part of my life's journey. Chub was related to me by marriage. We both had the same Aunt Amy Morningstar. May her family find comfort in knowing she a most beloved person to hundreds of children and their families. To this day, out of all the staff that worked at the Hanover Head Start center people always ask about Mrs. Kitzmiller. She wore her heart on her sleeve. I pray the Lord watches over you all as you morn the loss of your loved one.

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