ELIZABETHTOWN — Lola F. "Lulu" Erdman, 82, of Elizabethtown, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at ManorCare Health Services, Elizabethtown. She had been under a physician's care. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leon Erdman, who passed away in January 2007. Born in West Cameron Township on Feb. 4, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Minnie Tobias Long. A stay-at-home mom, she cleaned homes in her neighborhood, taking her daughters along as little helpers. Lola believed in old-fashioned cleaning, scrubbing on her hands and knees. She then began cleaning at the former Big M in Middletown, and retired from the former Empire Shoe Factory, Elizabethtown, where she was employed as an assembler. In earlier years, Lola played the accordion and embroidered items out of cloth feed bags. She loved music, especially country/western and inspirational. Lola enjoyed soap operas, loved cats and in later years, took up crocheting and made many afghans and novelty items. Lola had a magical green thumb and could get any plant to grow at any time, and enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles. She took pride in her beautiful penmanship, spending many hours copying off recipes for her own recipe collection. Lola was always young at heart and friendly to everyone. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy L., wife of D. Andrew Fantom, Marietta; Cindy L., wife of Dennis Warnke, Thomasville; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.