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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

 2001 - H

Hege, Ruth G. Myers; . . Hostetter, A. Clyde;   Hurst, Earl D.  

Hege, Ruth G. Myers
, 79, of Chambersburg, PA, died Jan. 31, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Bucks Co., PA, to John C. and Bertha Godshalk Myers. Her husband, Mark H. Hege, died July 29, 1995. She was a member of Rowe Mennonite Church in Shippensburg, PA.

Survived by one daughter, Carolyn F. Hartman of Chambersburg, PA; four sons, Sanford L. Hege of Chambersburg, PA; J. Harlin Hege and Conrad J. Hege, both of Millen, Ga., and J. Milo Hege of Midville, GA.; one sister, Esther G. Derstine of Doylestown, Pa.; one brother, Melvin G. Myers of Waynesboro, GA.; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Philip L. Hege, in Aug. 8, 1989; four sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be Feb 3, 2001 at Rowe Mennonite Church, with Rev. John Horst, the Bishop. Allen Martin and the Rev. Kenneth Wadel will officiate. Burial will be in Rowe Cemetery. Shippensburg, PA.

Source: Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home
Shippensburg, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


SS# 181-03-4808   Born: 4-22-1908, Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 6-22-2001, Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa.

Husband of: (1) Lillian Mae McMichael Hostetter, died 1960  (2 Edna G. Brubaker Hostetter, for 35 years

Son of: Joseph M. and Katie Andrews Hostetter

Father of: J. Paul (Viola M. Graver) Hostetter, of New Holland, Pa., And Robert C. (Viola M. Good) Hostetter of Bowmansville, Pa.
Grandchildren: 8.  Great-grandchildren: 13. 

Clyde became an ordained minister in 1950, and worked at New Providence Mennonite Church, where he was a life member, an Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church, Quarryville, Pa.  In the 1970's he Worked with Mechanic Grove Youth group.  Clyde was a mechanic, and worked at Graybill Brothers Garage in Refton, Pa. for 50 years.  He drove the Fire Engine for the Refton Fire Company.  Clyde enjoyed traveling.

Funeral Notice: Landis Homes East Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, Pa. on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Paul L. Dagen
And Pastor Donald W. Good officiating.  Interment in New Providence Mennonite Cem., Providence Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Arrangements by Bachman Funeral Home, Inc., Strasburg, Pa.
Original obituary can be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Monday,
June 25, 2001, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

HURST, Earl D.

SS# 188-09-7601  Born: 8-25-1918, Schoeneck, Lancaster Co., Pa.    Died: 6-23-2001, Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Mary W. Martin Hurst for 61 years.  Son of: Daniel M. and Hettie Ann Weaver Hurst.

Surviving Sons: Walter M. (Marlene Zimmerman) Hurst, Richard M. (Bert Nolt) Hurst, both of Ephrata, Pa., Earl M. (Kathy Eberly) Hurst and Wilmer M. (Kay Stoltzfus) Hurst, both of Brownstown, Pa., George M. (Mary Martin) Hurst of Lititz, Pa., Curvin M. (Kathy Ressler) Hurst of Lancaster, Pa., Victor M. (Beverly A. Ginder) Hurst of Newmanstown, Pa.  Surviving daughters: Grace M. (Harold R.) Kurtz of Manheim, Pa. and Mary E. (Jeryl) Hollinger of Kalispell, Mont.

Preceded in death by: Sons Raymond and Luke; a sister, Betty, and Five brothers, Weaver, Clarence, James, Paul and Edwin
Grandchildren: 47.  Great-grandchildren: 60.

Surviving brothers: Louis A. of Ephrata and John J. of Newmanstown, Pa.
Surviving Sisters: Ruth (Irwin) Weaver of Fivepointville, Pa. and Mary Jane (Leon) Stauffer of Terre Hill, Pa.

Earl was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.  He was a retired farmer and original owner of Oregon Dairy in Lititz, Pa.
Funeral notice: Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Rd., Leola, Pa. on Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. with Bishop Jeremiah O. Sensenig officiating.  Interment in adjoining Church Cem. Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th Street, Akron, Pa. in charge of arrangements.
Original obituary may be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Monday,
June 25, 2001, Lancaster, Pa
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

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