Anna Mary Burkholder, 90, homemaker, mother of six, Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church member

By on August 17, 2016

Anna Mary Burkholder, 90, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at her residence.

She was born in Earl Township to the late Aaron and Mary (Weaver) Nolt, and was the wife of the late George O. Burkholder, who died in 2012.

She was a member of Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference, and was a homemaker.

Anna Mary is survived by son: Lester N., husband of Annie H. (Zimmerman) Burkholder, of Ephrata; four daughters: Mary Ellen, wife of Clarence S. Weaver, of Martinsburg; Erma N., wife of Norman N. Shirk, of New Holland; Ida Ann, wife of Marvin W. Martin, of Versailles, Mo.; Etta N., wife of John Mark Martin, of New Holland: a daughter-in-law: Floretta Mae (Martin) Burkholder of Shiloh, Ohio; 28 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Willis, husband of Emma Nolt, of Manheim; Edwin, husband of Katie Nolt, of Brownstown; and a sister: Emma, wife of Jonas Reiff, of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son: Ammon N. Burkholder; a grandchild; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers: Raymond Nolt, Allen Nolt, Weaver Nolt, Aaron Nolt; and a sister: Esther Zimmerman.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the late residence, 1025 Frys Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, starting at 9 a.m., at the late residence; with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, 905 Martindale Road, Martindale, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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