Mary Myers, former owner of Kegel’s Produce Inc. in Lancaster, Pa., died on Dec. 10. She was 88.
A Lancaster native, Myers was office manager for Earl P. Kegel Inc., a small produce wholesaler founded in 1948. She purchased the company after the owner died, said Kenneth G. Myers, her grandson and chief operating officer of Kegel’s Produce.
The late Kenneth C. Myers, Mary Myers’ son, purchased the business from her and ran it with his wife, Suzanne Myers, president.
The company delivers produce to retail and foodservice customers including restaurants and institutions within a 200-mile radius of Lancaster, said Kenneth Myers.
Mary Myers retired in 1992 but remained on the company’s board of directors.
“She was a hard worker who was at it daily,” Kenneth Myers said. “She liked to visit her customers and liked to patronize them as well. That was a blueprint which helped me learn to do the same thing.”
Survivors include a grandson, three great-grandsons and 12 sisters and brothers.
Visitation and funeral services are scheduled for Dec. 13 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory in Lititz, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Leo The Great Catholic School, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, Pa., 17601. Condolences can be expressed at SnyderFuneralHome.com