Cumberland Times-News

June 6, 2014

LENORA F. GOLLER [Short Gap, W.Va.]


Cumberland Times-News

Together Again



SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Lenora F. Goller, of Short Gap, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Lions Center.

Born on Jan. 10, 1919, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Henry Benton and Ida (Weber) Ruppenthal. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon L. Goller; brothers, Vernon, Fred, Clarence, and Melvin Ruppenthal; and one sister, Elizabeth Pentany.

She was a 1936 graduate of Morgan County High School, a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and active member of the United Methodist Women’s Society. Mrs. Goller was not only a homemaker, but an active part in her husband’s construction business. She managed the bookkeeping of the business and painted and varnished the homes that they meticulously built. She was a talented and beautiful seamstress making much of the clothing that she and her children wore. In her spare time, she was a Tupperware manager, and continued to work at that job until 82 years of age. She was a wonderful homemaker, and raised three beautiful children who will forever be grateful for her loving care, guidance, godly spirit, and fruits of her labor. She will be missed by all who truly knew her heart.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Mitter, Cumberland, and Jennifer Fisher and husband J.T., Winslow, Maine; one son, Robert L. Goller and wife Martha Anne, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren, Mark R. Goller, Rhett A. Mitter, Stephanie M. Bethel and husband Ryan, Christopher R. Fisher and wife Beth, and Beth Fisher; and great-grandchildren, Kevin Goller, Jackson Bethel, Benjamin and Tyler Fisher.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, (www.

scarpellifh.com) on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Short Gap, on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Scott Knowlton officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service.  

Interment will be held in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, located off Cash Valley Road, in LaVale.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lions Center Activity Fund, 901 Seton Dr., Cumberland, MD 21502.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at the Lions Center for their caregiving, compassion, love, and kindness that they showed our Mother while she made it her home. They were truly God’s angels for the last years of our Mother’s life.  It takes very special people to care for the elderly like they were their own family member. For that I hope each and every nurse, aide, activities staff, laundry department, maintenance staff, and management know that your service is deeply appreciated and hope that God blesses your own family for your kindness. If God sent angels from Heaven to care for your loved ones, he would give you the gift of The Lions Center. 

Special appreciation to Dr. Shakil and her staff, for years of compassionate medical care. 

Our Mother is rejoicing in Heaven today, and only our hearts here on earth are mourning our loss. We will meet in Heaven someday and live for eternity in the presence of God the Father and Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.