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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

In Memoriam

Jun 01, 2014 01:44PM

Grace T. Lefever, 91, founder of Sonnewald Natural Foods, in Spring Grove, passed away peacefully at her home on March 25. “Grace was an inspiration to many people in many ways. She loved talking about God and all things green and sharing her wealth of information about healthy and sustainable living with anyone who would listen. And those who listened were blessed,” says Dan Lefever, one of Grace’s surviving children. “Many requests came in for Grace to speak about natural foods and nutrition. Part of this was often explaining the use of wild, edible plants for nutrition and medicinal healing. This became her signature ‘weed walks’ of the last 40 years. She truly did ‘walk the talk.’”

The mid-Atlantic region and beyond was influenced by the work Grace did to promote organic growing, natural foods, natural healing and more. A DVD and 48-page field guide, Walking With Grace, is available at Sonnewald Natural Foods and by mail order. She will be missed by many and remembered by all.

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