Esther Shenberger, 90, Husin employee, poet

By on November 9, 2011

Esther Mae Shenberger, 90, of Lititz, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at United Zion Home, Lititz.

She was born in Lincoln, Ephrata Township, to the late Clayton and Minnie (Holsinger) Eshleman. Esther was the wife of the late Norman Hertzler, who died in 1971, and the late Wayne Shenberger, who died in 1997.

Esther worked as a production worker for the former Husin Sewing Factory of Ephrata for 20 years. She was a member of the White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Esther enjoyed writing poetry, especially poetry on God’s creation of nature. She received several awards from World of Poetry.

Esther is survived by a son: Glenn E., husband of Bonnie (Denlinger) Hertzler, of Lititz; daughter: Lois, wife of Glen Sarvis, of Mechanicsburg; four stepchildren: John, husband of Donna Shenberger, of Lititz; Kathryn, wife of Charles Krommlich, of Robesonia; Mary, wife of Roland Maust, of Stevens; Esther Frey, of Fleetwood; two grandsons: Andrew Crimmel and Derek Crimmel; a half-brother: William, husband of Orpha Ecenrode; three half-sisters: Kathryn, wife of Lester Good; Anna, wife of Harvey Hahn; Arlene, wife of Raymond Zimmerman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Chester Eshleman; and a sister: Mary Mast.

A funeral service will be held Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the United Zion Retirement Community Chapel, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, with Rev. Marvin Shenk and Rev. Samuel Cassel officiating. Interment will take place in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023.

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

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