Mary M. Burkholder, 82, secretary at Burkholder Quarry, attended Martindale Mennonite

By on October 14, 2015

Mary M. Burkholder, 82, of New Holland, formerly of Ephrata, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late David M. and Etta P. (Myers) Burkholder.

She worked as a secretary from 1964 to 1985 at Burkholder Quarry in Martindale. For many years she worked as a kitchen volunteer at Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster. She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, Lancaster Conference.

Surviving is a sister: Clara M., married to Leon Z. Martin, of Ephrata; two brothers: Eugene M., married to Betty Burkholder, of Asheville, N.C.; and Melvin M., married to Elaine Burkholder, of Neffsville; and a brother-in-law: Paul B. Good of Ephrata; along with many nieces and nephews, who will miss their Aunt Mary greatly.

Preceding her in death are two brothers: Lloyd and David Burkholder; and two sisters: Anna Sensenig and Etta Good.

Services were held Oct. 13 at Martindale Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with ministers Harold B. Good, John J. Rutt, II, and Luke W. Weaver officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Water Street Ministries, P.O. Box 7267, Lancaster, PA 17604; or to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements were by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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