Armatha M. McCleaf, 93, of Biglerville passed away Monday, November 8, 2021, at Genesis Nursing Home surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Armatha was born May 13, 1928, in Fairfield. She was the wife of Howard M. McCleaf who passed in 1989. She was a lifelong member of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Gettysburg. Armatha retired from Knouse Foods in 1993 after 20 years of service.

She is survived by her children, Ann Plank (Ted) of Mechanicsburg, Jeffrey McCleaf (Retha) of Aspers, Peggy Eckert of Arendtsville, Greg McCleaf (Deb) of Carlisle, Michael McCleaf (Theresa) of Fairfield, Douglas McCleaf (Denise) of Wellsville, and Karen Pfaff (Bill Weller) of Aspers; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Mozaliak of Lancaster, Jean Wickline of Littlestown, Nina Mozaliak of Lancaster and Linda Smith of Fairfield; and brother, Larry Warrenfeltz of Texas. Along with her husband, Armatha was predeceased by a son William; son-in-law Duane Eckert; and brothers, Kenneth Warrenfeltz, Mike Warrenfeltz, Paul Warrenfeltz and Jerry Warrenfeltz.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint Francis Xavier Church, High Street, Gettysburg, on Wednesday November 17, 2021, officiated by Fr. Daniel Mitzel. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by Mass. Interment will be at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Fairfield. The Monahan Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier School, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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