Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 3, 2016

By on August 3, 2016

Joyce Hope (Shertzer) Bowman, of Manheim, passed away July 24 at the Mt. Hope Nazarene Retirement Community. Joyce was a member of the Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, Ephrata. She worked as a tax collector for Lancaster County.

Mildred B. Stoltzfus, 82, of Landis Homes, formerly of Hollsopple, went home to be with the Lord July 28. Mildred was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church and loved doing quilt patches and seamstress work. A caring person, she loved serving others. She was the loving wife of Menno K. “Shorty” Stoltzfus. They were married 60 years last August. Her son, Milton, married to Lois Brubaker Stoltzfus, lives in Ephrata.

Jacob M. Weaver, 90, passed away at Harrison Senior Living on July 30. He had worked as a block mason for E.C. Witmer of Strasburg, and also for Tom Lefever. He enjoyed model Lionel trains, and making planters and lighthouses out of stone. His son, Donald, husband of Pat Martin Weaver, lives in Stevens.

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