Martha Stauffer, 96, Denver, Good’s Store employee, attended Weaverland Mennonite

By on August 5, 2015

Martha Stauffer, 96, of Denver, passed away July 31, 2015, at the Cocalico Christian Home.

She was the wife of the late Paul Z. Stauffer, who died in 2005. Born on April 26, 1919, in East Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Hettie (Sauder) Zimmerman.

She was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. Martha was employed at Blue Ball Garment Factory, Walter W. Moyer Company/Gerber, and Good’s Store. She enjoyed making crafts and sharing them with those who visited her. She was always appreciative of all that was done for her.

She is survived by three daughters and one son: Edith, wife of Vernon Burkholder, Ickesburg; Esther Mae, wife of Raymond Martin, East Earl; Erma Stauffer, wife of Ron Roundy, Los Osos, Calif.; and Eugene Stauffer, husband of Mabel (Musser), Ephrata. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; one foster grandson; 41 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by six brothers: George S., Jacob S., Christian S., Adam S., Clayton S., and Martin S. Zimmerman; and a great-grandson: Brian Graybill.

Funeral Services will be held at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Road, East Earl, on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 9:30 a.m., officiated by Bishop Amos G. Martin, Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Amos K. Martin, and Ivan Hurst. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Martindale Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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