Mary Louise Hornberger, 80, Ephrata grad, IU13 teacher’s aide, lifetime Trinity Lutheran member

By on October 11, 2017

Mary Louise Hornberger, 80, of Akron, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at the Gardens at Stevens.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Oram and Mamie (Hartranft) Griesemer, and was the wife of the late Clarence R. Hornberger, who passed away in 2010.

She was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mary was a teacher’s aide for IU13 for 20 years before retiring in 1980. She was a graduate of Ephrata High School, class of 1955. Mary enjoyed reading and doing puzzles.

Mary is survived by son: Daniel O., husband of Debra (Matthews) Hornberger; six nieces and nephews; a granddaughter: Rebecca A., wife of John Brewster of West Lawn: and a great-granddaughter: Judith Lydia Brewster.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister: LaRue Scherer.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 167 E. Main St., Ephrata, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., with Pastor Henry E. Herbener officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 167 E. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522; or the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA, 17110.

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

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