H. Dianne Tothero, 78, Cocalico High School cafeteria worker, Peace UCC member, loved collies

By on July 26, 2017

H. Dianne Tothero, 78, of Stevens, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Lancaster to the late H. Ellsworth Heistand and Joyce C. (Hurst) Hurst, and was the wife of the late Jacob Leon Tothero, who died in 1985.

She had been a member of Peace United Church of Christ. Dianne worked for W. W. Moyer, and most recently in the cafeteria for the Cocalico High School. She loved caring for her family; horses; cats; and dogs, especially collies.

Dianne is survived by two sons: Brian S. Tothero of Stevens; Terrence L., husband of Tammy (Bucher) Tothero, of Ephrata; a brother: Emil Thomas, husband of Nancy (Jones) Berlet, of East Petersburg; and two grandchildren: Chad and Kaitlyn Tothero.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two stepfathers: Harold A. Hurst and Emil L. Berlet.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron, followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in the Muddy Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Dianne’s memory may be made to Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

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