Mary Hollinger, 83, of Hollinger’s Farm Market
Mary Z. Hollinger, 83, entered into her eternal rest at Landis Homes Retirement Community Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of the late Warren Hollinger, the loving and devoted mother of seven children, 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Mary was born on March 7, 1929. She was the daughter of David Musser and Lena Zimmerman Musser.
She grew up on the family farm with her brother, Paul Musser. Mary was an avid quilter for her family and for MCC PA Relief Sale. She lovingly gave of her time to family dedicating many hours to her grandchildren, especially her special needs grandson, Philip. She partnered with Warren in their business, Hollinger’s Farm Market, Ephrata, serving for many years as the gift shop manager. Mary and Warren served as house parents in Alva Scotland through Dove Westgate Church, where she met her dear friend of many years, Nan Nyguist, and later at Turning Point, Lititz. She was a member of Indiantown Mennonite Church and then at Dove Westgate Church.
Mary is survived by brother: Paul Z. Musser; and children: Mary Ann, wife of Nelson Bowman, of Ephrata; David, husband of Deborah Replogle Hollinger, of Denver; Marian, wife of Philip Rutt, of Akron; Danny Hollinger, husband of Dawn Martin, currently of Abu Dhabi, UAE; Julia Hollinger Wray, wife of John Keating, of Annandale, Va.; Joyce, wife of Richard Haller, of Leola; and Jerry Hollinger of Bethesda, Md.,; 21 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Oct. 23 at Dove Westgate Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Deryl Hurst officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family wishes to thank Landis Homes staff for the loving care given to Mary over the last two years and to Hospice of Lancaster County for offering support and comfort during her last days.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in memory of Mary Hollinger to Landis Homes Retirement Community at 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.
Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com. More HOLLINGER, page A6