Ella N. Kilmer, 70, Ephrata, member of Groffdale Mennonite Church

By on April 15, 2015

Ella N. Kilmer, 70, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at her residence, after an 18 month illness.

She was born in Earl Township to the late Samuel and Ada (Newswanger) Hoover and was the wife of Ezra Z. Kilmer, Jr., with whom she shared 47 years of marriage.

Ella was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters: Elsie Kilmer at home; Ada, wife of Steve Beiler of Lancaster; Edna Kilmer at home; Eva, wife of Nelson Fox of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; two brothers: Harvey, husband of Martha Hoover of Liberty, Ky.; David, husband of Alta Hoover of Ephrata; a brother-in-law: Ammon Martin of Mifflinburg; and a sister-in-law: Mary Hoover of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Frank and Jonas Hoover; and two sisters: Mary Martin and Lena Reiff.

A viewing will be held Thursday, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the late residence, 481 S. Farmersville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m., at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 a.m., at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Road, Leola, with Bishop Ammon Weaver 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 stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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