Brenda Kay (Reynolds) Fahnestock, 75, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Tuesday, December 4, 1945, in Oberlin, PA, she was the daughter of the late Forrest L. Reynolds and Evelyn (Rutter) Blantz. She was married to Edward G. Fahnestock.
Ms. Fahnestock was born and raised in the Harrisburg/Steelton area until 1967 when she moved to Elizabethtown until her passing. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Moose Lodge #596 where she was also previously employed before her retirement.
Brenda was a simple woman with simple means, although she never complained of which she did not have. Instead, she found her joy and happiness spending time with those she loved. Her family was her whole world, and she was fiercely loyal to those she loved. She will also be remembered as a hardworking, selfless and giving woman. She was feisty, passionate and spoke the truth as she saw it. Brenda loved NASCAR, Country Music, Elvis and her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. She will be forever missed as a sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children: Yvonne K. Snyder, married to Dale, of Harrisburg, Gary R. Reynolds and his companion, Connie Espenshade, of Elizabethtown, Todd E. Fahnestock, married to Amanda, of Elizabethtown and Edward F. Fahnestock, married to Polly, of Elizabethtown. Also surviving are her siblings: Grace Snow, Elva Dwyer, Judy Strauch, Beverly Howard and Robert Reynolds, as well as Brenda’s numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and caring friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Richard and Lawrence Reynolds and two brothers-in-law, Dan Snow and Gary Howard.
A Viewing will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 1:30-2:30 PM at Boyer Funeral Home, Inc., 144 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, 717-367-1380. Interment will follow in Milton Grove Cemetery. Following the Graveside Service, a Celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at the Elizabethtown American Legion Post #329, 240 North Hanover Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, from 4 PM until 8 PM.
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