DAVIDSVILLE — YODER– Elma Mae (Hershberger), 84, Davidsville, went peacefully to be with the Lord April 25, 2013, at Hopedale Hospital, Hopedale, Ill., surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Thomas Mills, daughter of William and Katie (Thomas) Hershberger. Preceded in death by parents and infant daughter, Connie Faye. Survived by husband of 63 years, Noah E. Yoder; these children: Richard (Diane), Boswell; Joyce, Johnstown; Diana Pritts, Remington, Va; Cynthia (Brian) Litwiller, Delavan, Ill.; Ronald (Susan), Boswell; Gloria (Craig) Kleman, Middletown, Va; Darlene (Rodney) Lough, Indian Head, Md; and Marie (William) Kisiel, Windber; grandchildren, Reubon and Aaron Yoder and Katie Thomas; Darci Lesure and Daphne Pribble; Marci Waters, Benjamin, Rosie and Noah Litwiller; Kayla and Kelly Yoder; Malinda and Nicole Kleman; Douglas Lough; and Amanda and Steven Kisiel; and 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Esther, wife of the late David W. Yoder, Davidsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished seamstress and was famous for her coconut cream pies. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and her flower gardens. Member of Scalp Level Trinity United Methodist Church, Windber, and former member of Seanor Mennonite Church for more than 45 years. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Graham Avenue and 11th Street, Windber. Friends also received from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Blough Mennonite Church, Woodstown Highway, Hollsopple, Pa. 15935, the Rev. Wayne Lasure and the Rev. Wesley Yoder officiating. Interment, Blough Mennonite Cemetery.
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Doris (Hysong) Anderson
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Ralph E. Botteicher
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Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
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Anthony G. Bongiovanni
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William E. Barron
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Treena Burkett Roddy
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
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Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
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Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
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Richard E. Pearson
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Margaret M. Bunda
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Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
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