Alta M. Hershey


Alta M. Hershey, 92, of Honey Brook, formerly of Parkesburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community.

She was the wife of the late Noah L. Hershey, Sr. who died in 2010. Born on November 19, 1919 in Ronks, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Mary Metzler Leaman.

Mrs. Hershey was an area resident all her life. She was a faithful member of the Parkesburg Mennonite Church where she enjoyed being a part of the Ladies Sewing Circle.

She was a 70 year member of the Reader Hour Book Club and, besides reading and sewing, she enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by eight children; Mary Ann Shreiner, wife of Rev. Robert Shreiner, of Goshen, Ind., Noah L. Hershey, Jr., husband of Parmalle, of Christiana, Henry M. Hershey, husband of Kathy, of Peach Bottom, Martha Jane Wittmer, wife of Merle, of Quaker City, Ohio, Rebecca June High, wife of David, of Manheim, Miriam Gieg, wife of Ronald, of New Providence, Sarah Hershey Nafziger of Parkesburg and Heidi Hershey of Lancaster, 24 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Leaman of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and two siblings; Miriam and Clyde Leaman.

There will be a viewing on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Parkesburg Mennonite Church, 6 East 2nd Ave, Parkesburg from 6-8 pm. Memorial services will be held at the church on Saturday, August 11 at 11:00 am with Pastor David Gehman officiating. Interment will be private in the Millwood Mennonite Cemetery prior to the memorial service. There will be no viewing on Saturday. The family will greet friends following the memorial service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.

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Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to your mother. I remember your mother as a special lady, kind and always with a smile on her face. May your memories of your mother be with you always and provide comfort to you all.

Judi and Ralph Nafziger

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So sorry to have read of your mother's passing. Your mom and dad were
always very special to our family. I will always remember your mom's
pleasant smile and personality. My prayers and love to all.

Penny Root LeFevre

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May Jesus strong arms of compassion and love,
And the kind and gentle light which streams down from heaven,
Lie gently around you through these days of sorrow.
May God comfort your hearts.

One of the treasures I received while working in Hershey's store was learning to know many of you.
I didn't know your mother very well but I have reason to believe that she was a person with a gentle, quiet spirit. I know you will all miss her and I am sure you have many good memories.
May you all carry on the great legacy you have received.
Ray and Edna Lapp

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