Hazel Althouse, 85, activein church, garment worker

By on May 11, 2011

Hazel V. Althouse, 85, formerly of Denver, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in East Cocalico Township, she was a daughter of the late Virgil and Edith M. (Maxton) Coldren. Her husband, Harry O. Althouse, died Feb. 28, 1998.

Hazel had worked for Cinderella Knitting Mills and Kinder Manufacturing in Denver. She had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a den mother with the Cub Scouts.

A member of Salem Lutheran Church in Ephrata, Hazel was a former member of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir; and St. John’s U.C.C. in Denver, where she was superintendent and teacher of Sunday school.

Surviving is a son: Edgar O., husband of Janet B. Scranton Althouse, of York; a daughter: Judy K., wife of Jim O. Hackman, of Reinholds; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Bea L., wife of Clyde Ebersole, of Ephrata; and L. Mignetta, wife of William Burkhart, of Denver.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Virgil "Buddy" Coldren Jr.

Funeral services were held April 2 at Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Reamstown with the Rev. Jeffrey Goodman officiating. Burial took place in Muddy Creek Cemetery in Swartzville.

Contributions can be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

To send a condolence to the family, visit goodfuneral.com.

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