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Deborah K. Ames

Deborah K. Ames

Deborah K. Ames, 64, of Columbia, passed away on Monday May 15, 2017 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She was the wife of late Ralph P. Ames, Jr. who preceded her in death in 2015. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Blanche E. Resh Garner and step daughter of Richard D. Resh.

Deb retired from Armstrong World Industries after 23 years of service. She was an active volunteer with the Columbia Boro Fire Department where she loved to spend most of her free time. Deb most enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her stepfather are her children, Crystal L. wife of Kenneth M. Falcon; Samantha A. wife of Steven Yohe; Delmar E. "Buzz" husband of Sarah; seven grandchildren, Samantha, Jessica, Kiersten, Natalie, Seth, Luci and Brady; two great grandchildren; sisters, Cindy L. wife of Jim Knier; Robin L. Garner; brothers, Clifford L. Garner married to Nancy; Steve W. Garner married to Nichole; stepbrother, Michael Resh; stepsisters, Vicki Beers; Sandra Leonard; Kathy Resh.

Funeral services will be held from the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Phil Shertzer, officiating. Family and friends will be received on Monday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Deb's memory may be made to the Columbia Boro Fire Department, PO Box 426, Columbia, PA 17512.


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