Edna Evelyn Hostetler, 96, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on December 8, 2018 in Park Village South following a period of declining health.

Born in Jackson, Ohio on January 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Esther (Erwin) Dickerson.

After completing her formal education, Edna traveled throughout Ohio with her sisters singing in the evangelistic field.

Edna met and fell in love with the late Rev. Lloyd Hostetler who she was blessed with 55 years of marriage with prior to his passing in 2003. Together, they were the founding ministers of the Christian Temple in Uhrichsville, OH. They continued their ministry pastoring churches in Uniontown and Roswell, OH, and Salem, OR, retiring from the ministry in 1989.

In addition to her love of God, Edna adored her family and always enjoyed spending time together with them.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Sharon Peters, Twila Wood, and Rev. Larry (Janie) Hostetler, all of New Philadelphia, and JR (Phyllis) Hostetler of Massillon; and grandchildren, Jason (Glenda) Wikoff, Travis (Amy) Wikoff, Jamison (Melissa) Hostetler, Julie (LaMonte) Bryant, Sommer (Josh) Hostetler, Justin Hostetler, Danielle (Devon) McCarty, Taylor Ross, and McKincie Ross. Numerous great-grandchildren complete the family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edna was preceded in passing by her grandson, Brandon Hostetler.

Friends may call Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 4 to 7 PM at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia. A funeral service honoring Edna’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Christian Temple in Uhrichsville,O, with Pastor Larry Hostetler officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens in Dover.

The family requests that memorial contributions in Edna’s memory be made to the Christian Temple, 4249 Belden Dr. SE, Uhrichsville, OH, 44683.

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