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Thelma Marie Hershey

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On February 22, 2022 @ 12:22 pm In Obituaries | 4 Comments

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Thelma Marie (Weaver) Hershey, 85, of Lancaster, passed away of natural causes on February 20, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital.  She was the loving wife of Nelson H. Hershey. She spent her adult life as a homemaker, dedicating her life to her family and church. She was a member of Rohrerstown Mennonite Church.

Thelma was a seamstress and did sewing and alterations for her family, friends, and others. She enjoyed flowers, working in her garden, and spending time with her family.  She devoted time to Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, and Sewing Circle. She was a volunteer at Columbia Re-Uzit Shop and worked there for many years.  She read her Bible daily, and for the many years, she read it through completely each year.

In addition to her husband Nelson, she is survived by children, Karen Roes (wife of Robert) of Carthage, NY, Clifford Hershey (husband of Mary Lou) of Mountville, PA, Lawrence Hershey (husband of Barbara) of Columbia, PA, Brian Hershey (husband of Kay) of Mountville, PA, and Carol Wenger (wife of Sherwin) of Lancaster, PA; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 

She is also survived by siblings, Luke Weaver (Arlene, and the late Pauline), Edith Gehman (Paul), Lloyd Weaver (Naomi), and Rosene Martin (the late Leonard). She was predeceased by her parents, the late Luke S. and the late Anna S. (Martin) Weaver, her step-mother, the late Anna Mary (Martin) Weaver, and siblings Raymond Weaver (the late Arlene), Pearl Eberly (the late John), Irwin Weaver (the late Esther), Miriam Weaver (the late Lester), Charles Weaver (Cleo), and Emory Weaver (Joan).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, 601 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603.  A viewing will be held the evening prior on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.   To view the funeral virtually, please click the following link.  https://www.facebook.com/rmclancaster/    Interment will follow at Rohrerstown Mennonite Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee at: MCC, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.DeBordSnyder.com.


Condolences for the family of “Thelma Marie Hershey”

Condolence from Lois Schrag on February 23rd, 2022 8:28 am

Nelson and family, we are indeed saddened to hear of your loss. Thelma was such a kind and loving woman. Her zest for life and love of her family will always be remembered. You are all in our prayers as you go through this time of loss and mourning. We send our love. Wilfred and Lois

Condolence from Jane Brubaker on February 23rd, 2022 9:29 am

So sorry for your loss, Nelson and family. I have many good memories of your mother. Her flowers were always beautiful, she could make any garment fit anyone, she stool by mom for many years in sewing circle, and the list goes on. May God’s arms of comfort enfold you in the days ahead. — Jane ( Gochnauer) Brubaker

Condolence from Leslie Houser on February 25th, 2022 5:17 pm

We are very saddened by this news, Nelson and the Hershey family. Thelma was a Godly friend & neighbor. She welcomed my children in her Church for Bible school and had sewn many Dance costumes for my daughter, over the years. My Mother in Law helped Nelson & Thelma at the Renuz-it Shop, and she will sadly miss her. We will miss her smile and friendly ways. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all during this sad time. May She Rest in God’s Eternal Peace until we all meet again.

With Sympathy,
Bob, Leslie, Wilma Houser & family

Condolence from Mary A Lehr on February 26th, 2022 1:55 pm

So sorry, Nelson, for your loss of Thelma. Please extend my condolences to your family as well. May God comfort all of you and give you His peace as you go through this difficult time of Thelma’s homegoing.

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