Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 22, 2013 10:46 am EDT


GAMBIER — A funeral service for Orpha Hershberger, 77, of Gambier, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., at Melita Christian Fellowship, with Alan Byler and Dave Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Melita Cemetery.

Orpha died April 21, 2013, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. She was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Lagrange, Ind., to Daniel J. and Elnora (Yoder) Yoder.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, whom she married March 17, 1955, Melvin E. Hershberger of Gambier; sons and daughters-in-law, Marion J. and Verna Hershberger of Holmesville, Marvin R. and Erma Hershberger of Baltic, Wayne A. and Ruth Hershberger of Gambier, Steven E. and Arletta Hershberger of Linn, Miss.; sisters, Katie and Hank Mullet of Nappanee, Ind., Wilma and Levi Yoder of Gambier, Martha and Sam Hostetler of Linn, Miss.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda D. Hershberger; sisters, Verna Click, Amanda Mast, Anna Mae Bontrager; brother, Joe Yoder; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Melita Christian Fellowship, 9956 Camp Ohio Road N.E., Utica.

Visit to extend condolences to the family.

Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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