Alma E. Hershberger – December 19, 2017

Alma E. Hershberger 97 of 4918 TR 369 Millersburg died Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the home of her daughter Nettie (Emanuel) Hochstetler of Holmesville.

She was born on October 15, 1920 in Holmes County to the late Joe E. and Bena Edna (Gingerich) Kline.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, quilting, and spending time with her family and friends, including her deaf friends.  She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.  She was married on November 5, 1946 to Eli E. Hershberger and he died on September 8, 2016.  She is survived by her children; Edward (Rachel) Hershberger of Trail, Nettie (Emanuel) Hochstetler of Holmesville, Wayne (Miriam) Hershberger of Sugarcreek and Edna Mae (Melvin) Yoder of the home, 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and her brother Sam Kline of Pittsburgh, PA.  In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two great grandchildren, a brother Ira Kline and a sister Verna Troyer.

Services will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Nelson Burkholder Residence 4955 TR 368 Millersburg with Bishop Andy R. Miller officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery in Berlin Twp., Holmes County.  Friends may call anytime at the Burkholder Residence.  The family is very grateful for the services LifeCare Hospice provided. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.

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