Lena Zimmerman, 85, homemaker, mother of six, attended Springville Mennonite

By on March 29, 2017

Lena Zimmerman Zimmerman, 85, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at home.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Noah W. and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Burkholder and was the wife of Paul B. Zimmerman.

A homemaker, she was a member of Springville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

In addition to her husband, Lena is survived by three daughters: Irene, wife of Delmar Stauffer, of Myerstown; Minerva, wife of Timothy Nolt, of Denver; Ruth Elaine, wife of Roy Sensenig, of Ephrata; a son: Paul Jr., husband of Kendra (Lehman) Zimmerman, of Ephrata; a daughter-in-law: Lynette, wife of Elam Hoover, of Reading; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Mary Martin of Richland, Edna Weaver of Manheim, Ella Zimmerman of Ephrata, Etta Martin of Holtwood; four brothers: Ivan, husband of Irene (Zimmerman) Burkholder, of Akron; Harvey, husband of Jeanne (Shober) Burkholder, of Ephrata; Norman Burkholder of Leola; and Elvin Burkholder of Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Lorraine B. Zimmerman; a son: Nelson B. Zimmerman; a granddaughter: Alana Zimmerman; a great-granddaughter: Diana Burkholder; four sisters: Alta Zimmerman, Anna Horst, Elizabeth Martin, Ada Snyder; and two brothers: Noah Z. Burkholder and David Z. Burkholder.

Services were held March 28 at Springville Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Lena’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

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

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