Beth A. Eby, 44, Brownstown, taught in the Elanco district, active in sports

By on November 19, 2014

Beth A. Eby, 44, of Brownstown went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at Hospice & Community Care following an eight-month illness.

Her husband of nearly 19 years, Menno Travis Eby, survives.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Carl R. Zimmerman, New Holland and the late Carolyn M. (Sheneberger) Zimmerman.

Beth was a 1988 graduate of Garden Spot High School and a 1992 graduate of Shippensburg University. She taught elementary school in the Elanco School District at Brecknock Elementary from 1992-1995, Hilliard City Schools (Hilliard, OH) from 1996-1999, and Manheim Township Schools from 2010-2011. Additionally, she was a family life educator at COBYS Family Services and a Title 1 Aide in Conestoga Valley School District from 2006-2009.

She was a member of St. John’s Center U.C.C., East Earl, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and chair of the Primary Instruction Team. She also was a board member and age group coordinator for the Conestoga Valley Youth Soccer Club from 2010-2014. She enjoyed traveling, skiing, ice skating, and working with children. She especially enjoyed teaching young children to read.

She is survived by two daughters: Sarah N. Eby and Rachel M. Eby, both at home; and a sister: Christine Z. Charles, married to Jonathan R. Charles, Lititz.

Services were held Nov. 15 at Christian Fellowship Church, New Holland, with Pastor Brad Haws officiating. Interment followed in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, New Holland.

If desired, memorials may be sent to Elanco Social Services Network, 441 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557 or Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services, 2420 Gehman Lane, Lancaster, PA 17602.

The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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