Elam W. Nolt, 93, chicken farmer, worked at Galen’s and Weaver Poultry

By on July 16, 2014

Elam W. Nolt, 93, of Ephrata, formerly of East Earl and Stevens, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Lincoln Home, Ephrata, after a brief illness.

Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Mahlon and Ella (Wenger) Nolt. His wife, Esther G. (Musser) Nolt, died Nov. 24, 2010.

Elam was a chicken farmer most of his life, but he also worked at Gehman Feed Mill in Denver, Royer’s Bakery in Denver, Galen’s Hardware in Ephrata, and Victor F. Weaver Poultry in New Holland, retiring in 1984. Elam was a member of the Centerville Mennonite Church and he enjoyed woodworking.

Surviving are eight children: Arlene, married to Donald Groff of Stevens, Marvin, married to Rhoda (Kolb) Nolt of Stevens, Dorothy, married to Dale Weaver of East Earl, Lois, married Ivan Ray Sensenig of Ephrata, Arthur, married to Erla (Sensenig) Nolt of Clare, Mich., Carl, married to Joyce (Nolt) Nolt of Peach Bottom, Warren, married to Lois (Graybill) Nolt of Dodge Center, Minn., and James, married to Rosene (Nolt) Nolt of Peach Bottom; 39 grandchildren; and 107 great- grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was a daughter: Marian Groff; two grandchildren: Daryl Nolt and Rosalie Nolt; a sister: Elizabeth Weber; and three brothers: Milton, Elmer, and Edwin Nolt.

Services were held July 14 at Centerville Mennonite Church, Ephrata. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at groffeckenroth.com.

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