Deaths of Local Interest – June 20, 2016

By on June 29, 2016

Gloria Jean Blaebaum, 89, of Lancaster, passed away June 22 at Conestoga View Nursing Home. She was a successful business woman who took great pride in the business establishments she managed. Along with her husband she owned and operated the Paddock Inn in Eden, the Bite and Chew Sandwich Shop, and J&W Lottery and News. Gloria enjoyed cooking, loved the outdoors, spending time working in her yard and gardening. Her daughter, Eileen Martin, wife of Gary; and a granddaughter, Tania (Martin) Zaliznock, wife of Craig, lives in Ephrata.

Bernice LaRue (Krick) Fisher, 81, born in Fritztown, lived in Ephrata, most recently of Welsh Mountain Home in New Holland, passed away June 24 at the Lutheran Home at Topton.

Warren W. Hershey, 90, of Gordonville, passed away June 19 at Fairmount Homes. Warren farmed for 14 years on his dad’s farm, and later was employed by C.B. Hoober, Inc. for 20 years. He and Betty were also supervisors for the Shaklee Corporation for 20 years. A lifelong member of Hershey’s Mennonite Church, Warren served as secretary/treasurer for 15 years and also as a trustee. His daughter, Karen, wife of Rick Martin, lives in Ephrata.

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