Stella Trostle, Bollman worker

By on August 24, 2011

Stella Grace Trostle, 88, of Mohnton, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Wernersville.

She was born in Spring Township, Berks County, to John and Sara (Bircher) Keffer and was the wife of the late Carl E. Trostle who died Feb. 20, 2011.

Stella was a member of Alleghenyville UCC in Mohnton. She was a Phillies fan and enjoyed flower gardening. A homemaker, she also worked at Bollman Hat Factory for many years.

Stella is survived by two sons: Earl, husband of the late Pam Trostle, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and John Trostle, of Northampton; and a daughter: Bonnie, wife of David Bentz, of Sinking Spring.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Carl E. Trostle; two brothers: Charles and Walter Keffer; and sisters: Edith Shirk, Nora Althouse, Anna Martin, Elsie Werner and infant sister Goldie Keffer.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 23 at Alleghenyville UCC, Mohnton, with Pastors Thomas Adil and Elmer Reinhold officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring.

If desired, memorial contributions in Stella’s memory may be made to Alleghenyville United Church of Christ, 1219 Kurtz Mill Road, Mohnton, PA 19540.

Arrangements were made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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